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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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StateOregon
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All Forum Posts by Rodney Mruk

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Circuit SOLD - 1 down 2 to go
The 2010 ULA Circuit has sold. Check out the other two packs. Rodney

In Gear Swap » FS: 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey, 2010 ULA Circut, and BPL Absoroke - All Large Packs and Large Belts
July 31, 10:19pm

FS: 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey, 2010 ULA Circut, and BPL Absoroke - All Large Packs and Large Belts
SALE PENDING ON 2010 ULA CIRCUIT

In Gear Swap » FS: 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey, 2010 ULA Circut, and BPL Absoroke - All Large Packs and Large Belts
July 28, 2:03pm

Absaroka hipbelt
It is difficult to say if a hipbelt is true to size. Each pack manufacturer has their own guidelines. I have a 40 inch waist relaxed. I put the pack on and fastened the hipbelt. There is 9 inches b...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey, 2010 ULA Circut, and BPL Absoroke - All Large Packs and Large Belts
July 18, 2:43pm

FS: 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey, 2010 ULA Circut, and BPL Absaroka - All Large Packs and Large Belts
Bump for weekend as well as significantly REDUCED PRICES Rodney

In Gear Swap » FS: 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey, 2010 ULA Circut, and BPL Absoroke - All Large Packs and Large Belts
July 18, 7:48am

PRICE REDUCTION ! FS: 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey, 2010 ULA Circuit, and BPL Absaroka - All Large Packs and Large Belts
The first pack I am offering for sale is a 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey. This pack is virtually new having been used only 5 nights in the Teton and Washakie Wilderness of northern Wyoming. I have not us...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2009 Go-Lite Odyssey, 2010 ULA Circut, and BPL Absoroke - All Large Packs and Large Belts
July 13, 4:15pm

ULA Circut
Craig, I have a ULA Circut that I am going to sell. I haven't got around to listing it here yet. I will try to get it listed today. Thanks, Rodney

In Gear Swap » WTB: 40-50L backpack, <2.5 lbs. GG Gorilla, ULA CDT, elemental horizons kalais
July 13, 7:18am

Hell's Canyon
Hi David, Really nice photos. Hell's Canyon can be a nice place this time of year. I was on the Oregon side this past week for a couple of nights. I camped at Buckhorn Lookout and hiked down...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hells Canyon Wilderness: Quick Overnight
June 03, 8:12am

1.5oz Balaclava ???
Tim, I did not see this product listed? When do you expect it to be available for sale? Rodney

In GEAR » Any real world feedback on the Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt yet?
May 26, 7:34am

Tale of Two Tents
For a two person tent I always go with one that is rated 3 person. The REI Quarter Dome T3 is tough to beat. If you are over six feet tall, you would want to go with a T3 Plus. The Marmot Limelight...

In GEAR » Need to choose 2 tents for different circumstances. Please lend me a hand?
May 26, 7:31am

Pack for 45 lbs
I love my GG Mariposa. It is a fantastic pack. But its limit to carry well without slipping and excessive weight on the shoulders is about 30 pounds. I love my ULA Circut. It is another excellent p...

In GEAR » Pack for 40+ pound loads
May 21, 8:40pm

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