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John Mowery (Mow) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Minnesota, USA
About Me Grew up in Minnesota, became an adult in Colorado, lost a bet and moved back to Minnesota. I spend a great deal of time each summer chasing backcountry trout in the Rockies.
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My PDF Gear ListHiking and Fishing 2008

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WTB: Wind Pants
I'd like to purchase wind pants that are preferably in excellent condition and ideally made by Montbell, although all offers of sale are welcome. Mens size large. Post below, PM me or email ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Wind Pants
June 24, 5:36pm

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In Gear Swap » Wtd: MLD Event Bivy
April 08, 7:40pm

FS: Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Pack (Mens) & REI Venturi 30 Pack (Womens)
Hey there! So I have a couple packs for sale. Both in excellent, perfect working order and condition. I've lightened my load a bit, and well...the wife just never got going. Need to clear out s...

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Pack (Mens) & REI Venturi 30 Pack (Womens)
January 13, 2:35pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Blaze AC 60, Reg Torso/Mens L Belt, Green, Used Once
July 20, 10:54am

Fly fishing, tenkara or otherwise, is still matching insects to imitation flies. Fishing small backcountry streams in Virginia is much different than fishing similar streams in the Wind River Rang...

In Fishing » Tenkara Fly size
August 23, 12:47pm

Fly size is dependent on the bugs you're trying to imitate and has nothing to do with the size fish (trout) you're targeting. Any local fly shop should be able to help put together a few f...

In Fishing » Tenkara Fly size
August 22, 9:11pm

Advice on washing down sleeping bags
The shell is made of nylon rip stop - I don't know exactly which one. It is water resistant and I'm just trying to make certain it stays that way. I am currently hanging it in my garage t...

In GEAR » Advice on washing down sleeping bags
July 10, 7:56pm

Advice on washing down sleeping bags
I am washing my Marmot Hydrogen bag with Nikwax Down Wash right now. I also bought Nikwax Down Proof. Is the down proof necessary? I'm concerned it might damage the down. Should I just apply...

In GEAR » Advice on washing down sleeping bags
July 10, 2:23pm

Thorofare Trail
Hike the Thorofare Trial beginning in YNP, out of the Park in the SE Corner, over Two Oceans Pass and into Teton National Park. It's about 100 miles of amazing solitude. I hiked it five years...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » VERY remote backpacking trip.
June 20, 8:31pm

Help me pick a tent
Have you looked at the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2? ( I'm going through a similar dilemma right now. I want a good two person, double wall, tent for really rainy we...

In GEAR » Help me pick a tent!
March 23, 10:13pm

All Reader Reviews by John Mowery

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Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Poncho Tarp
This is my favorite piece of gear. I use it as a "cooking shelter" while I'm hammock camping in griz country. I've also used it in combination with a bivy. My version is 8 feet 6 ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 27, 10:49am

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
This is an exceptional piece of gear. Very well made and thought out. The side zip makes getting in and out of the bivy very easy. The straps secure a sleep pad well. The mosquito netting does a n...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 27, 10:40am