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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: Car camping near Kansas CIty
thanks guys. I did go backpacking in the ozarks earlier this year on the OHT. it was pretty nice. I'm really looking for places to take the family. My wife isn't much into it, but my da...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Car camping near Kansas CIty
October 12, 8:17am

Re: re: la fin du monde
ahhh unibrow! no you guys are speaking my language

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do A-holes drink light beer?
October 07, 12:39pm

Re: MSR Dragonfly Stove ----Price Drop
man, smokin deal. If I had $70 extra i'd buy it up quick. plus I already have more stoves than I use....

In Gear Swap » MSR Dragonfly Stove
October 05, 12:44pm

Re: Re: Re: End of the Regular Season
Ken, I'm trying to get a handle on you.... 1. UL backpacker 2. Punk rock lovin' 3. Big baseball fan the pieces don't add up yet! btw, i do have a soft spot for the giants sin...

In Chaff » End of the Regular Season
October 02, 8:31pm

Re: Bear Grylls Clothing
I've got a couple of shirts from his line. Craghoppers is the parent company. The shirts I have are button up "safari" style shirts. They are both a cotton/synthetic blend. There are ...

In GEAR » Bear Grylls Clothing
October 02, 8:11pm

Re: synthetic base layer hoody?

In GEAR » synthetic base layer hoody?
September 30, 2:08pm

Royals fan...
As a royals fan, i'm so far away from post-season I don't even know what it looks like. At least they weren't last. Anyhow, yeah quite surprising endings from those two. That's h...

In Chaff » End of the Regular Season
September 30, 8:13am

Re: h-keg
hey adan, thats a good deal. someome buys you the beer all you have to do is give em the empty can. anyone wanna do that for me as well!

In GEAR » Heineken Pot no longer available?
September 29, 6:09pm

Re: trail designs
i wouldn't say its a waste of money. It will still work for a long time if you are semi-careful. Its still a good stove setup.

In GEAR » Heineken Pot no longer available?
September 29, 5:36pm

Re: Giardia question
hey, here's a thought. take a platy bottle, cut off the bottom so that it is kinda like a funnel and use that as a water "scoop". It will weigh less than 1oz and can be your dedica...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia question
September 29, 3:05pm

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