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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: same bags, not that cold
My montbell is long enough with 1-2" to spare the megalite is so long that I could put a soccer ball in the hood and still fit easily, I sometimes wonder if I didn't get a 6'6" ta...

In GEAR » Double bagging it
February 03, 11:53am

Double bagging it
Last night I put my Montbell super stretch ul3 inside my western mountaineering megalite to see how it would do in the cold, temps were to get down below 0°F. I xc skied to the woods about a mile ...

In GEAR » Double bagging it
February 02, 2:28pm

Re: Big 4 cost vs. weight
Maybe that's what you see but if I squint real hard I see a teddy bear, try it again

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
February 02, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Coghlans vs MSR Groundhog
I have both and prefer the ground hogs I'm sure the couglans have better holding power but they bend much easier but they are fine in soft soil

In GEAR » Coghlans vs MSR Groundhog
February 02, 11:52am

Re: Re: What is this?
If the ivory billed woodpecker is extinct(there have been reported sightings) then the pileated is the biggest woodpecker. I'm no bird expert but around here I've seen them making nests in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is this?
January 30, 7:53am

Re: Re: Re: Alternative materials
I read somewhere once I think in the mother earth news of someone using the fibers out of a milkweed pod to make insulation for sleeping bags and comforters

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative materials
January 29, 11:27am

Re: WTB: ultralight backpack
Your torso length and waist or hip belt size might help

In Gear Swap » WTB: ultralight backpack
January 29, 8:24am

Re: Re: Re: Fascinated!
Wouldn't it be great if they had a outdoor bpl wedding we all could attend. I think I'm gonna cry, say yes Doug say yes

In GEAR » Gear Swap practices
January 28, 9:12am

Re: WTB: Dana Designs K2 Shortbed
Pm sent

In Gear Swap » WTB: Dana Designs K2 Shortbed
January 27, 7:51pm

be like Mike
I think our own member Mike Moore had a much better design made with arrow shaft, tubing and Ti bike spokes. Sorry I know I could find it but would not know how to put up a link.

In On the Web » Ex Israeli soldier develops a just over an 8 ounce grill
January 26, 9:01am

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