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FS: Z-Packs Arc Blast pack
I'm interested. Email sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Z-Packs Arc Blast pack,
May 17, 9:56am

Net Tent for two?
Six Moons Designs makes a nice two person net tent/tarp combo.

In GEAR » Net Tent for two?
November 27, 11:11am

Guidance requested on 'pairing' sleeping bags
After 30+ years of backpacking with separate and then zip together bags my wife and I got our first two person quilt. After the first night we knew we'd never go back to bags. The quilt weigh...

In GEAR » Guidance requested on 'pairing' sleeping bags
November 23, 9:15pm

For Sale: Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Any interest in selling the size large pack?

In Gear Swap » For Sale: Gossamer Gear Mariposa
November 21, 10:17pm

That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
Horses are a preexisting issue and, it's my impression, that for most part as pack station operations close down new ones are not being given licenses. However, they do allow some people who m...

In Post-Trip Reports » That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
November 08, 9:50pm

That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras - Bikes on the JMT
I hope that I have misunderstood what you've said about mountain bikes being legalized on the JMT. If you think mountain bikes should be legalized in any wilderness you need to think long and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
November 08, 9:44pm

Rattlesnake Encounters in Sierras
I've seen a few in Yosemite Valley, but only two in the high country in many years. One on a trail above Donner Pass off Hwy 80, and one on a ledge my climbing partner mantled onto in Tuolumne...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
November 06, 11:53am

Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments? - SODIS"
I've backpacked for many years on the West Coast and never had a problem getting sick from the drinking water, although. I have had the occasional bout of "post town pooposis" on long...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 7:10pm

What is your most used piece of gear?
First is my clothes - worn 24 h a day - REI zip off pants, ex 0fficio briefs and Columbia long sleeved shirt, worn all day and slept in. Then as Tony said - probably my Tilley hat - worn all day...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 06, 11:13pm

New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Looks like a nice pack, but.... I have a much older version that has essentially the same features and only weighs 20 oz. I think the weight difference is significant. I really don't like th...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
August 08, 10:53am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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GoLite Dawn
I'm surprised at the the low rating and comments on the Dawn. I've had mine for 2 years and used it on 10 trips. Mine weighed in at about 15 oz. I use a Ridgerest or Prolite 3 rolled up as a cylind...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 06, 2:26pm

BPL Ultralight Fishing Rod Case 2"
I guess I have to disagree with the 1 rating. I'd give it more like a 3. I got the 1.5 in diameter tube after using a somewhat heavier tube from work (about 2x, no idea where it was from) that didn'...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 10:22am

MSR Pocket Rocket
I've used my pocket rocket now on two long trips and several short ones. On the long trips I used one 12 oz (gross wt) cannister for 6 days with 3 people and 8 days on another with two people (with s...

In Stoves - Canister
March 08, 10:41pm

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
I've worn my dropstoppers in light rain on my standard local 1000 ft training climb. It was considerble more breathable with much less moisture build up inside that my Marmot Precip jacket. No probl...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 08, 10:23pm