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Rodney Mruk (rodney_mruk) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northeast Oregon
About Me I've been hiking and backpacking for 50 years. Over the past 5 years I have made a complete transition to lightweight gear, techniques and philosophy. My knees and hips are grateful.
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All Forum Posts by Rodney Mruk

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Family UL 2013 Trips
John, Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us. I am sure you realize how fortunate you are to have a wife who loves the backcountry. Have a great 2014. Rodney M

In Post-Trip Reports » Family UL Trips 2013
January 15, 6:51pm

Shaking hands with dogs
You know, Justin, I heard the same thing!

In GEAR » State of the Backpacking Market: 2014
January 15, 6:38pm

Men's XL Capilene 3
I'll take them. I've sent you a PM Thanks, Rodney

In Gear Swap » Montbell UL Jacket, GG LT3c, polartech thermals, more
January 15, 6:34pm

SL3 Inner
KC, I am not sure why the two doors and how they work in combination. Your photo shows one door at the opening to the SL3. How would the second door be used? Thanks for your time and listing th...

In Gear Swap » FS: BPWD custom Golite SL3 inner Pyranet 2 with extras
December 17, 8:40am

SL3 Inner
What is the weight?

In Gear Swap » FS: BPWD custom Golite SL3 inner Pyranet 2 with extras
December 16, 7:50pm

New England Traverse - Total Mileage
Nice report and a wonderful introduction to this traverse. I may have missed it, but I did not see that total mileage or an approximation of the same. Let us know. Thanks again, Rodney

In Editor's Roundtable » New England Traverse: Discovering a Wilderness Route
December 11, 10:30am

Montbell UL Down Vest
Lachlan, I have owned this vest for four years. Like all other products I have purchased from Montbell, it is of high quality. I would not be afraid to wear it in town or wherever. Even though t...

In GEAR » Down vest - Mont Bell UL?
December 07, 7:24pm

Kelty Salida 2
Dear David, I am wondering if your Kelty Salida 2 is still available. Please let me know. You may PM me through BPL or send me an email directly at rodneymruk@gmail.com. Do you have any photo...

In Gear Swap » FS: Kelty Salida 2 tent
December 01, 7:13pm

Gloves
I have a pair of MLD eVent mitts. The fabric is quite light and strong. But the seams are not waterproof. I tried sealing these seams and found it quite difficult. Thus, mine are no where near wate...

In GEAR » Gloves
November 27, 6:21pm

Western States PIF box
Stephen, Thanks for starting the box for the western states. My family has a wedding this week so I wouldn't have been able to get to it until next week or so. I look forward to receiving th...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
August 13, 2:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Rodney Mruk

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Gossamer Gear Spinshelter
I used the SpinnTwinn for my 300 mile trek on the Washington PCT south from Canada in 2010. It proved very worthy and was not difficult at all when setting up. That being said, it is a tarp. Inherent ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 24, 10:08pm

Backcountrygear.com
I just ordered a Montbell Super Stretch #3 and received it in three days. On time and the correct item.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 9:34pm