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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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Re: Help me get over fear of trekking pole tents
Lose or break a trekking pole and you can easily substitute a stick or hang from a tree or overhead line tied to rock walls etc. Note that this is not true every where but it is where I hike. Lose ...

In GEAR » Help me get over fear of trekking pole tents
September 09, 11:40am

Re: how big of a knife do we really need (or how small of knife can we get by with)?
I'm sure most here all know but the classic also has a small file, screwdriver,scissors,toothpick and tweezers and the orange cord Mike added really helps keeps it and the photon that Mike also...

In GEAR » how big of a knife do we really need (or how small of knife can we get by with)?
September 09, 10:52am

baptiste lake
If you fish, wet a line there for me. Note that part of the lake is on the reservation. If you do let me know about it.

In GEAR » Which sleeping bag in the Winds next week?
September 06, 10:26am

Re: Which sleeping bag in the Winds next week?
Two years ago I used a Ul spiral 3 in the winds the first week of sept temps down to the low teens I sleep warm used most my clothing and didn't suffer. That said it was my only ul bag. How muc...

In GEAR » Which sleeping bag in the Winds next week?
September 04, 9:18pm

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

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