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Scott Bentz (scottbentz) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. I can get to a lot of nice hiking areas right from my street or travel for 15 minutes to higher elevations in the Angeles National Forrest. I started packing again with my sons in their Boy Scout troop. I was definitely not light that first trip 6 years ago and have been reducing my pack weight ever since. I mainly pack a few times a year in the Eastern and Western Sierras.
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All Forum Posts by Scott Bentz

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Mariposa Plus Small
Michael, What a surprise. I had a nice package waiting for me at the door yesterday; I was expecting it sometime later this week. The pack is in perfect condition. I can see you take care of you...

In Gear Swap » F.S. G.G. Mariposa Plus + G4
June 26, 10:03am

How to wash clean
The method I use, as has been basically stated above, is to just eat all the food. Right after eating put some water in the bowl, swish it around a bit and gulp it down. Then the finger with a tiny...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to wash dishes clean, light, and efficient (microfibre towel, sponege, bandana or soemthing else)?
June 25, 10:41am

Ball cap
Simon, I think it was said before, but I would be careful of a ball cap unless you are used to wearing a bandana or something tucked under it to keep your ears from getting blistered. The sun is...

In Gear Lists » JMT Section Gear List (9/19 - 9/26)
June 22, 2:29pm

Trail Runners at Philmont
I agree on the Trail Runners. I got our whole troop to wear trail runners or just running shoes. Of course, this was coupled with light pack weights. I remember when we got to one camp. We went to ...

In Philmont » A couple questions on Phlmont (tents, gaiters, boots).
June 22, 2:19pm

Mariposa Plus Small
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In Gear Swap » F.S. G.G. Mariposa Plus + G4
June 22, 11:01am

Sending PM on DuoMid

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD DuoMID (silnylon) Complete shelter setup (Ruta Locura poles, innernet, stakes)
June 18, 10:04am

Dan, Go for it! Sounds like you are in good shape, have a lot of the right gear, and have thought it out. One problem I see is your resupply. At the pace you are traveling (I did it in 13...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice: Hitting the John Muir Trail in a week
June 07, 12:42pm

e-mail sent

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Highlite bag, 15 oz, size 5'6"
June 07, 11:33am

I thought about this thread while I was hiking this past weekend near my house. As I was heading up a narrow steep ridge I could look ahead and see a couple hacking away at low plants next to th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes
May 31, 6:06pm

Scouts and Water Treatment
If you are hiking light miles and have a lot of camp time then I think the gravity filter can work. If you are hiking substantial miles (9+) with a group like that filtering will slow you down to a...

In GEAR » Water treatment for groups
May 29, 10:40am

All Reader Reviews by Scott Bentz

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We used a MSR Miox on a trip with 9 people (Scouts). We got very spotty results and ended up playing with the unit more than we wanted. It seemed like the perfect solution but was not worth the wait. ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 5:04pm