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Mark Bishop (mark_b) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northwest (WA)
About Me I've been backpacking for 25 years and made the conversion to UL hiking in 2007. I've learned much here and now all of my equipment has has been replaced with UL gear and clothing. It's made a huge difference. (check out my gear list below)
CityBellevue
StateWA
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Mark Bishop

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BPL Cocoon 60 UL Hoody - price lowered
Price lowered and photo added

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon UL Hoody - size medium
September 22, 9:52pm

BPL Cocoon 60 UL Hoody - size medium
BPL Cocoon 60 UL Hoody - size medium that I bought 2 years ago and have never used. It's been hanging in a closet and in perfectly new condition. Weighs 9.0 oz. Price lowered to $140 which ...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon UL Hoody - size medium
September 22, 10:48am

First Overnighter w/ 7 year old: Olympic Penninsula
I also recommend Shi-Shi beach, most kids love the ocean and it will be less buggy than a rain forest hike. I'm thinking a 7 year old will really enjoy exploring the tide pools at Shi-Shi. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » First Overnighter w/ 7 year old: Olympic Penninsula
June 29, 4:44pm

FS: 2008 ULA Amp
Selling my 2008 ULA Amp since it’s just not getting used. Size M/L, includes removable hip belt pockets and removable front pocket. Used on one 3 day trip and it’s in like new condition. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2008 ULA Amp
June 22, 9:16am

Source for Driducks
Cabellas is another source. By the way, these really run on the large size.

In GEAR » Where to get Driducks?
June 13, 8:06am

REI brand of denatured alcohol
Last year I bought a can of denatured alcohol from REI with a brand name called 'Crown' - there was no content information on the can that I could understand. So I did a search on the Crow...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends

May 07, 9:57pm

Elwha River Hike
I love hiking in the Olympics - thanks for posting these pictures. You going to report on how you liked the Neoair? I'd be interested if the Ultra 20 and Neoair combo was warm at those temps.

In Photo Gallery » The Elwha River, Olympic National Park
April 29, 10:11pm

Pitch
Nathan, I attach the rear 3 stakes (2 corners & center) plus one stake on a front corner. Then I insert the pole and stake out the center front guy line. The cape is now self standing. I the...

In GEAR » How do you pitch your Gatewood Cape?
April 06, 8:09pm

NeoAir Pad photo
Dave, The bottom of the NeoAir is a silver reflective material - I'm thinking it's part of the design to keep the cold from rising upwards.

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 04, 8:42pm

NeoAir as frame
James, I picked up my NeoAir yesterday so I haven't tested it yet as frame support in my pack but I think there are 2 key reasons why I won't be using it in that capacity: 1. The materi...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 01, 8:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Bishop

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Pro Lite Gear customer service
The very positive comments and recommendations from others here in the BPL forums was how I found out about ProLite and I'm certainly appreciative of that. So now I should add my own feedback by ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 29, 7:54pm