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Mark Ries (mtmnmark) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
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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Re: whats the best trail mp3 player?
For me none. YMMV

In GEAR » whats the best trail mp3 player?
September 04, 8:58pm

Re: Six Moon Designs Skyskape mods
The ridge pole mods were first done with pex tubing and it made the tent a lot more stable and kept the poles in place better. Doug Thomas and I did the first one I know of and Doug posted pics on ...

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs Skyskape mods
September 04, 12:43pm

Re: Torso only pads, Yay or Nay?
Yay after sleeping on a cushy inflatable I don't want to use ccf. After having a inflatable go flat and not be able to find the leak I don't want to be with out ccf. My solution is I cut m...

In GEAR » Torso only pads, Yay or Nay?
September 03, 7:56am

Re: Re: Six Moon Designs solo tents
+1 wild oasis I'm with Nick on this one

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs solo tents
September 03, 7:00am

smoke stink
If it was only stored rolled up in a smoking area I bet it would air out pretty good as most of the odor and any residue is on the outside. If its been smoked in maybe a lot harder to get the smell...

In GEAR » Getting ciagarette smell out of tent
August 24, 10:54am

Re: Sap residue on pot from twig fire
I keep my pot clean by not cooking over the fire/flame. If I am in a hurry which is rare or a fire is not a good idea I always have esbit or in case of a fire ban a canister stove. I would rather e...

In GEAR » Sap residue on pot from twig fire
August 23, 8:01am

Re: Re: What piece of gear do you lose most often?
2 swiss army knife classics one was lost by LOST lake in the winds the other I can't remember. Two photon freedom lights one at marms lake in the winds the other in ne Iowa The solution on losi...

In GEAR » What piece of gear do you lose most often?
August 22, 8:05am

Re: 'How to bend Bracing Stays' instructions wanted please
If somebody already mentioned this sorry but the first step is to find where the bottom of the stay starts on your body with the pack on which starts with finding where the hipbelt rides best on yo...

In GEAR » How to bend Bracing Stays instructions wanted
August 20, 12:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 18 months to go in the US, need to make a list of trips before I head back to Europe
I would put Glacier National Park on top and give it as much time as you can

In Chaff » 18 months to go in the US, need to make a list of trips before I head back to Europe
August 18, 8:11am

Re: ul spiral down #3 and washing
Ryan I have washed a montbell bag to find tubes that seem less full when finished. If I recall correctly MB has what's called flow gate construction. I personally think it has something to do w...

In GEAR » Mont-bell UL SS #3
August 09, 7:14am

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