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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.
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All Forum Posts by ben wood

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Re: Re: foldable vessels
is that a stick spoon? i'd have to go all in for the candle lantern. i almost always carry one. they are really nice when its cold and or snowy. to each his own right?

In GEAR » 10 things not to buy for backpacking
November 18, 4:27pm

Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27
HJ as a long time and fully devoted caldera cone user, my interest is peaked. This trangia set and the clikstand are 2 items that i haven't really looked at before. I like both of them very mu...

In GEAR » Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27
November 17, 10:56pm

I've got a CCW pack, and its pretty bad A. Randy is a cool guy as well. Free bump

In Gear Swap » FS: Cold Cold World Valdez
November 17, 7:31am

Re: R2R2R
craig! woah man, now i might actually have to put forth some training. I'm not gonna pass up that stein opportunity! in all realism, that's really cool man.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
November 15, 12:29pm

Re: Re: re:
daryl, i'm impressed. Not only by your garment choice, but by your TV. i get the impression you are one of those guys who doesn't give a flying flip what anyone thinks. i respect that. so ...

In GEAR » Insulation versatility
November 14, 12:36pm

Re: Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
seriously considering joining this group. I'd have to put in some serious training in the next 6 months. i am not an ultra runner, just a "regular" runner. I can lay down 20+miles of ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
November 14, 9:01am

eric, yeah i see your point. makes sense. I don't really like the idea of having to push moisture through the down. If a synthetic layer is needed i'd think you'd want to just stick w...

In GEAR » Insulation versatility
November 14, 8:40am

yes, yes
"Holiday eating season" I like that Mike, yeah. I got a lighterweight fleece for running last winter and it has seen a lot of use. I have had a couple of trips when I wish I would have...

In GEAR » Insulation versatility
November 12, 9:57pm

Re: FS: Men's Clothing
is the northstar still available? pm sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's Clothing
November 12, 10:00am

Re: Conditions...
Eric, yeah i agree with everything you said. that sucks about having a jacket wetted out. also agreed about the spare liner gloves. The last trip I took in the winter, I forgot my fleece gloves ...

In GEAR » Insulation versatility
November 12, 8:03am

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