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Low volume breakfast
I usually take 3/4 cup of granola and between 1/8 and 1/4 cup of dry whole milk (usually available in Mexican American markets). I also usually take some good quality dried fruit like, apricot prun...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Low volume breakfast
July 20, 3:20pm

Volume: Repacking MH vs. selfmade meals
I've gotten 7 and 8 days of meals in a BV500 a couple of times, but it is a real challenge. I usually use the Mountain House vacuum packed dinners and repackage them as well as taking some hom...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volume: Repacking MH vs. selfmade meals
July 20, 1:53pm

Hunter in Emigrant and crowding in Emigrant
I've run in to hunters in Emigrant in the fall at Kennedy Lake. Apparently it's pretty popular. Mostly the deer are active at dawn and dusk and the male deer are few and far between. Usu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding Hunters in Stanislaus NF
July 17, 8:45pm

Camping to close for comfort
I typically I try to camp as far away from people as possible. I carry a 1 L water bottle and a 2L platypus so I can tank up with water and camp a ways away from water sources which helps a lot. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camping to close for comfort
June 23, 1:56pm

Yosemite: Conness Canyon XC to Roosevelt Lake
Paul, I've looked at this trip for years, but never gotten around to doing it. Really pretty country and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. Richard

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite: Conness Canyon XC to Roosevelt Lake
June 22, 4:42pm

Carried by the wind
Yes, it was very windy. We were going through a notch in the ridge to go south from Elizabeth Lake over to the top of Echo Creek. We thought it might be pollen, but couldn't be sure. Interes...

In Photo Gallery » Carried by the wind
June 11, 10:12pm

Carried by the wind
Saw something similar in Tuolumne Meadows in 2007. Never seen anything like it before or since.

In Photo Gallery » Carried by the wind
June 11, 8:30pm

Where do you donate still-useful backpacking stuff?
I gave all my old traditional backpack gear to local scout groups. They were happy to get it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where do you donate still-useful backpacking stuff?
June 10, 5:28pm

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

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