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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: Quilts and drafts?
i don't know man, I"ve used that hudson quilt below freezing a few times. and when I toss and turn its pretty common for me to "open up" a side of the quilt and let in cold air. ...

In GEAR » What are you thrashing, tossn' and turn'n sleepers sleeping in?
September 29, 12:56pm

Re: FS: UL Spinnaker Solo Tent
Dude! that thing is awesome! If i didn't have a squall classic already, i'd be all over that...

In Gear Swap » FS: UL Spinnaker Solo Tent
September 28, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Jacket for 32 Degrees at Camp
yeah, cap2 or cap3 for sure. humidity makes a huge difference. It has been my experience that in humid climates the nano is quite warm. warmer than I would have expected. with a shell over it can r...

In GEAR » Jacket for 32 Degrees at Camp
September 28, 4:45pm

Re: Ti-Tri Caldera Aluminum 12-10 alcohol stove
I would take it from Rand. He knows his stuff.

In GEAR » Ti-Tri Caldera Aluminum 12-10 alcohol stove
September 28, 3:45pm

Re: Quilt users...specs.
DUDE! where in missouri? anyhow, I have a JRB Hudson that I really like. As Javan said, it all depends on personal preference. I don't get cold very easily and have used my quilt down into s...

In GEAR » Quilt users...specs.
September 28, 3:43pm

Re: What are you thrashing, tossn' and turn'n sleepers sleeping in?
Definitely a quilt!! I am a tosser and turner, and using a quilt was like a revelation to me. The quilt offers all the room you want and all the warmth you want. I have a JRB hudson quilt and it ...

In GEAR » What are you thrashing, tossn' and turn'n sleepers sleeping in?
September 28, 3:39pm

Re: Jacket for 32 Degrees at Camp
i've never seen a thermawrap in person, but my nanopuff will do that job for me. it has become my favorite jacket, i wear it alot in winter (even in the city). I don't like hoods so I have ...

In GEAR » Jacket for 32 Degrees at Camp
September 28, 3:34pm

Re: Ultralight Watches- any suggestions? Deuce watch?
i have a timex ironman "sleek" that i got at target for $6. it was on clearance or something. anyhow it is very light and the wristband is all open and airy. i really like it. it doesn...

In GEAR » Ultralight Watches- any suggestions? Deuce watch?
September 25, 7:48am

Car camping near Kansas CIty
Hey yo. Anyone know of any decent car camping areas near Kansas City? 2-3 hrs? I'm not really looking for a state park with all the paved campsites and such. more like a trailhead at a wilderne...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Car camping near Kansas CIty
September 24, 8:57pm

Seriously?
What is becoming of BPL? Internet jockeys going on crazy rants based on their own self-proclaimed superiority of wilderness ethics?

In Chaff » Seriously?
September 23, 8:40am

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