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Mark Ries (mtmnmark) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me Im to old to fat and out of shape but I sure like hiking and fishing in the wind river range Im transitioning closer to ultra light but still lightweight at best but 35lbs from skin out is alot better than the old 60

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Re: Reseal exped?
I cut a syn at in half and resealed the cut ends and put a thermarest valve and valve block in the corner of the cut off pad. One is good no leaks, the one I put the valve in has a very slow leak b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reseal exped?
October 14, 12:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Neo XTherm too warm?
The Rocky mtns in July when nights get down to what the OP states are gonna have a pretty cool ground temp I'd guess below 60. From 98.6 that's over half way to freezing. No a mat does not ...

In GEAR » Neo XTherm too warm?
October 14, 7:37am

Re: Neo XTherm too warm?
I believe that more R-value under you is going to make you warmer just like more above you does. If it keeps you warmer in the winter it will keep you warmer in the summer also. Since the ground is...

In GEAR » Neo XTherm too warm?
October 13, 12:39pm

winter solo trips
So if you can't go solo is she gonna come along in the winter

In Gear Swap » FS: Brand New Hilleberg Akto Tent (Green)
October 11, 1:28pm

recieved pants
Thanks Steve another smooth purchase. Umpbay

October 10, 5:45pm

Thanks for the replies looks like I better research more first

In Hammocks » Are hammocks hot in the summer
October 07, 9:28pm

Now I feel bad about bringing it up sorry

In On the Web » O'Mails Blog: Anish Breaks Speed Record For Lunch At ALDHA-West Gathering
October 07, 8:07pm

Re: Eastern Box Update
Kevin we are supposed to list what we took not what we put in.

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
October 07, 7:37pm

Not sure how to take it. Is this mocking her and the fact that she was once heavy? I know of the accomplishment this gal did which was quite a feat, I have a lot of respect for her. Maybe I don'...

In On the Web » O'Mails Blog: Anish Breaks Speed Record For Lunch At ALDHA-West Gathering
October 07, 8:56am

Re: JetBoil Coffee Press
The jet boil press also works with the jet boil lid with the snow peak 700 pot. And if you screw the bottom shaft tight to the strainer and leave the joint of the shaft loose you can press the coff...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
October 06, 6:27pm

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