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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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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

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
The small size that I ordered over the weekend arrived at the Redmond REI store today so I picked it up on the way home from work. My postal scale says it weighs 9.1 oz, (advertised weight-9.0), an...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
March 31, 8:25pm

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
Monty, Thanks for the heads-up on this, I just ordered a small size from REI and got the 20% discount as well. I was told they have 7 left...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
March 27, 6:28pm

NeoAir Question
I'll toss this question out again since I don't think it's been discussed yet...does anyone know if the NeoAir will work as a virtual frame in a pack, e.g. folded & partially inflat...

In GEAR » New thermarest
March 24, 8:11pm

Re: Washing backpack
The method I've used is to hand wash in a tub with lukewarm water and woolite or similar soap. Rinse well and drip dry. Never fails to look like new afterwards. I've had good luck using...

In GEAR » Washing backpack
March 24, 8:02pm

Re: ULA Conduit VS MLD Exodus
Sid, The 2009 version of the Conduit has modular (optional) hip belt pockets. I think this is how ULA is able to show an overall weight reduction for the 2009 Conduit. (17 oz. vs. 20 oz last year)...

In GEAR » ULA Conduit VS MLD Exodus
March 23, 6:39pm

NeoAir
Does anyone want to speculate if the NeoAir (small size) would function as a virtual frame in a pack. I use a GG Nightlight torso pad in my Conduit and it performs well as a virtual frame. For sl...

In GEAR » New thermarest
March 19, 9:49pm

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