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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
CityDavenport
StateIowa
Countryusa

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We get -22 Sunday actual temp and have already had minus teens but someone up north farther is gonna call me a whiner

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Whoo hoo, some real cold finally coming to VA!!!
January 03, 6:37pm

Re: Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
There are a lot of novels about glacier on here already. Aclimation I don't think will be a problem it never has been for me its not really very high. Bear bags are easy as they have poles and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
January 02, 9:52am

Re: FS Avid Hikers Estate
First I am sorry for the loss of your cousin I wonder of he was one of us. You really need to get an inventory list of make, model and sizes. You might have a fair chunk of change laying there and ...

In Gear Swap » FS Avid Hikers Estate
December 22, 9:28am

Re: WTB - Cheap XL Hiking Clothes for Friend
You might keep in mind if you are loaning him a sleeping bag and pack that those also are going to fit an XL tighter

In Gear Swap » WTB - Cheap XL Hiking Clothes for Friend
December 20, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Why?
+1 Desert Dweller, Craig and Sara. And to Justin weed may be the lesser of the two evils but alot are going drink with it also and snort and ??? Good luck with all that, I hope it works better for ...

In Chaff » Marijuana use amongst teens.
December 20, 7:56am

Re: Suggestions for dual sport motorcycle iPhone mount
Jen I think it will be frustrating trying to see the screen on all but the darkest days there is a reason motorcycle gps's cost what they do. So did you get a beemer?

In Other Activities » Suggestions for dual sport motorcycle iPhone mount
December 18, 8:05am

Re: traditional tent vs canopy tent
Hi Eric out of curiosity did the condensation run out the eave vents as some speculated or did it end up on the floor and your bag.

In Post-Trip Reports » traditional tent vs canopy tent
December 15, 1:23am

Re: WTB...Bemco Backpack oven... ?
You might consider the out back oven its lighter and i can tell you from experience its easy and does a good job there is also the banks fry bake pan that I made a homemade version out of pie pans....

In Gear Swap » WTB...Bemco Backpack oven... ?
December 14, 7:54am

Re: Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
I've been trying to stop preaching lighter weight packing as I've been guilty of this in the past. I did just go on a hiking meet up beginner hike one of the gals had borrowed a twelve poun...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
December 13, 11:02pm

Re: Re: Instaflator
All I did was get a stopper or rubber cork and drill a hole through it. The first one I made I used a 3/8" drill it worked OK but the larger 1/2" hole sure let's the air out of the b...

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 05, 12:30pm

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