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ben wood (benwood) - BPL Guest

My Locale flatlands of MO
About Me i am 30, a husband and father of 2 girls. i am currently a stay at home dad. i have been backpacking for about a year as of this writing. if you want to anything more, just let me know.
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All Forum Posts by ben wood

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Re: Rocky Terrain + Tent stakes
find big rocks and tie your guylines directly to the rocks. plus they are easy to move around.

In GEAR » Rocky Terrain + Tent stakes
June 14, 9:40pm

down pillow top mattress
hey, i have a down pillow top mattress from feathered friends. My daughter peed on it last night. (yeah thanks) how does one go about washing a 50lb piece of down gear?

In GEAR » down pillow top mattress
April 29, 7:51am

Re: Born to Run ??
I've read "born to run" 3 times. I find it pretty entertaining. But as far as facts and all..... Its a fun read for me. If you don't like it, throw it away and read somethi...

In Chaff » Born to Run ??
April 28, 10:12pm

Re: Hello from someone a little different
hi matt, i'm a motorcycle guy as well. and yeah lots of this stuff can and will translate into motorcycle camping gear. take a look at golite, they have a big sake going on now and they have th...

In Chaff » Hello from someone a little different
April 24, 4:06pm

GG squall classic
Up for sale is a GG squall classic in good condition $200 PM if interested

In Gear Swap » GG squall classic
April 19, 5:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 1977 Honda CB750
nick, yeah i knew you were a mechanic... pre-79 is he best. too bad it wasn't a year earlier, but yeah. nice rebuild. i've got a sporty, 86, first year of the evo, that's getting a f...

In Chaff » Vehicle of choice.
April 01, 11:05pm

Re: Re: Re: 1977 Honda CB750
wow nick, that's gotta be the cleanest bank of carbs i've ever seen. are you doing anything to the motor, performance wise? If I didn't know better, i'd say you know your way ar...

In Chaff » Vehicle of choice.
March 26, 7:29pm

Re: Trashy minimalalist footwear?
chuck taylor's! yeah, they are zero drop, no arch support or heel cup or plating or anything like that. relatively cheap and good enough to wear to your wedding. (I did) i'd say go ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trashy minimalalist footwear?
March 26, 7:23pm

Re: 1977 Honda CB750
nick, would that be a CB750 sohc? thats what it looks like. My buddy is rebuilding one right now. while i'm not a huge fan of them, i do respect them. as far as stone cold reliability and ea...

In Chaff » Vehicle of choice.
March 26, 4:01pm

Re: Backpacking Light from a parallel universe
whats up moosejaw?

In Chaff » Backpacking Light from a parallel universe
March 25, 10:43pm

All Reader Reviews by ben wood

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MLD Super Prophet
well, i purchased this pack used from another BPL member. It looked brand new. upon first receiving it i was amazed at the craftsmanship and quality involved in construction. this is my first pack fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 20, 1:05pm

patagonia down sweater
i bought this sweater %50 off on sale for $100 and have been very happy with it. pros: very comfy and warm, somewhat water resistant outer shell, pretty light, price cons: sewn through construction...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
June 15, 11:28am

Granite Gear company
i have purched one pack and a few stuff sacks from Granite gear. i have been extremely happy with their products. good customer service as well. you can read my review of that in another thread. the s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 3:26pm

Granite Gear Customer Service (???)
i read other had bad customer service. well i purchased a nimbus latitude and it came with a womens hipbelt that didn't fit. i was leaving for a trip in a week. what was i to do? well i called gr...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 3:21pm

REI Sub-Kilo 20 degree
i got mine on sale for like $160. it has kept me warm at 10-15 deg. it is a slender fit, which i prefer as i am only 5'9". on the scale it is about 1lb.14oz. and well worth the money spent. t...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 10:45am

trangia mini
great stove, comes with cookset which includes a stove with simmer ring, potstand/windscreen, pot, frypan/lid, and pot gripper. the whole thing weighs in at 11oz. and is quite tough. i have used in 1...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 10:41am