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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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TP Burning
Konrad, I understand your point. By the time my ziplocs get to be "detritus" bags they have been used and reused at least 2-3 times. How do you dispose of your plastic bags and other...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing Out Unsavory Detritus
December 14, 6:04pm

Packing out
I've had rangers tell me that I shouldn't/can't burn my TP since the hot ashes from it might blow out of the firepit and start a fire. I find that if I have each day's TP in a smal...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing Out Unsavory Detritus
December 14, 4:52pm

Alter Ego backpacking gear update
William, I think you are doing a pretty gutsy thing trying to start up this business. I agree the web site could use a lot of improvement, and there are lot of good suggestions in this thread. ...

In GEAR » Alter Ego backpacking gear update
December 13, 1:58pm

GGG IV survey - comments
Great pictures. It looks like it was a good trip. There is an additional overflow parking lot about a half mile down the road from the overflow lot you show. The ranger opens it up on busy wee...

In Post-Trip Reports » GGG IV survey
November 22, 11:31am

Alter Ego Storm
I'm definitely interested.

In GEAR » ALTER EGO STORM
November 16, 9:51pm

Campsite Activities for the GGG
If movies are an option, how about "Jeremiah Johnson". Not UL, but a fun flick.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Campsite Activities for the GGG
November 06, 6:42pm

The 4th Annual BPL GGG Weekend Official Sign Up
I'm planning on attending. Richard

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » The 4th Annual BPL GGG Weekend Official Sign Up
November 06, 6:38pm

When is it just a fetish?
I do two kinds of hikes: 1) my UL fanatic fringe hikes where I try to get to an SUL pack weight and experiment with new gear and techniques to get the lightest pack possible, and 2) a more normal ...

In Philosophy & Technique » When is it just a fetish?
November 05, 2:13pm

FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
Weekend bump

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
November 05, 11:58am

FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
Midweek bump

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
November 02, 7:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire – too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire – too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought I’d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm