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ben wood (benwood) - BPL Guest

My Locale flatlands of MO
About Me i am 30, a husband and father of 2 girls. i am currently a stay at home dad. i have been backpacking for about a year as of this writing. if you want to anything more, just let me know.
CityLexington
StateMO
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListGila NF may 2010

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All Forum Posts by ben wood

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Re: Re: Re: 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
"Hey, if the gain was 10,560', 2 miles ain't too bad." hahaha not even close!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
November 27, 12:57pm

Re: katabatic vs. nunatak
cool guys, thanks for all the input. it seems everyone is pretty pumped about the katabatic quilts. It's wont be my first quilt, and i know that i want a more tapered shape than the flat qu...

In GEAR » katabatic vs. nunatak
November 27, 12:52pm

katabatic vs. nunatak
so i know this is close one spec wise, just wanting to hear any thoughts looking at an alpinist 55"/45"/38" with 11oz of 850+ down 2.5" loft looking at an alsek 52&quo...

In GEAR » katabatic vs. nunatak
November 26, 8:47pm

Re: 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
i'm out, f'n ankle!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
November 26, 8:30pm

Re: Floorless Tarptent in bug country
i have a squall classic, that has a sewn in floor. in bug country (missouri) it is awesome. I would't go without it here. just my 0.02

In GEAR » Floorless Tarptent in bug country
November 21, 2:13pm

Re: zzzzzz
eric, yeah that's cool. I'm not bagging on MEC. just really tired of hearing this patagonia sucks cause (blah blah blah). everything I've gotten from patagonia has been great qua...

In GEAR » Can't figure out this Capilene thing...
November 21, 2:07pm

Re: fleece
seriously james? you think the CEO of target is not a "member of the 1%" c'mon man! i'm pretty tired of this bagging on patagonia. do you give 1% of your money to help conser...

In GEAR » Can't figure out this Capilene thing...
November 21, 1:37pm

Re: Re: How would you spend a month in Colorado?
Eugene - word. Whatever happened to the good old fashioned dayhike followed by microbrew beer. Honestly, you don't always have to run an ultramarathon, sometimes a 5K is good and you can ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How would you spend a month in Colorado?
November 20, 2:28pm

Re: FS: Shires Tarptent Squall
yeah i have a squall classic and its awesome

In Gear Swap » FS: Shires Tarptent Squall 1
November 18, 7:16pm

Re: hmmm
Eric, Nice man, that was funny, and kinda true. I find myself in some of those categories! Dangit!

In GEAR » 10 things not to buy for backpacking
November 18, 6:24pm

All Reader Reviews by ben wood

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MLD Super Prophet
well, i purchased this pack used from another BPL member. It looked brand new. upon first receiving it i was amazed at the craftsmanship and quality involved in construction. this is my first pack fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 20, 1:05pm

patagonia down sweater
i bought this sweater %50 off on sale for $100 and have been very happy with it. pros: very comfy and warm, somewhat water resistant outer shell, pretty light, price cons: sewn through construction...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
June 15, 11:28am

Granite Gear company
i have purched one pack and a few stuff sacks from Granite gear. i have been extremely happy with their products. good customer service as well. you can read my review of that in another thread. the s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 3:26pm

Granite Gear Customer Service (???)
i read other had bad customer service. well i purchased a nimbus latitude and it came with a womens hipbelt that didn't fit. i was leaving for a trip in a week. what was i to do? well i called gr...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 3:21pm

REI Sub-Kilo 20 degree
i got mine on sale for like $160. it has kept me warm at 10-15 deg. it is a slender fit, which i prefer as i am only 5'9". on the scale it is about 1lb.14oz. and well worth the money spent. t...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 10:45am

trangia mini
great stove, comes with cookset which includes a stove with simmer ring, potstand/windscreen, pot, frypan/lid, and pot gripper. the whole thing weighs in at 11oz. and is quite tough. i have used in 1...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 10:41am