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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: Eastern Box Update
Kevin we are supposed to list what we took not what we put in.

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
October 07, 7:37pm

Not sure how to take it. Is this mocking her and the fact that she was once heavy? I know of the accomplishment this gal did which was quite a feat, I have a lot of respect for her. Maybe I don'...

In On the Web » O'Mails Blog: Anish Breaks Speed Record For Lunch At ALDHA-West Gathering
October 07, 8:56am

Re: JetBoil Coffee Press
The jet boil press also works with the jet boil lid with the snow peak 700 pot. And if you screw the bottom shaft tight to the strainer and leave the joint of the shaft loose you can press the coff...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
October 06, 6:27pm

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I'll take the size 6 Please pm ppal info

October 05, 3:09pm

Re: Western Mountaineering
I believe the mega lite is 30° the summer lite 32° the highlite 35° but I didnt check so I might be wrong like someone else.

In GEAR » Sleeping Bags
October 04, 11:24am

Re: Re: Hmm..
I would be especially careful stuffing synthetics The batts seem to get torn. My first bag was a polar guard hv the salesman showed me how to stuff it and got pretty physical with it and that'...

In GEAR » Down quilt/bag...stuff or not stuff?
October 03, 7:39pm

Re: Re: Are hammocks hot in the summer
Insulation at 65° wow I wouldn't have guessed that. Thanks for all the responces. What would you guys recommend for something cheap to see if I like sleeping in one,I'm sure I could rig a ...

In Hammocks » Are hammocks hot in the summer
October 02, 1:28pm

Are hammocks hot in the summer
Is the fabric used in hammocks breathable other wise does it get sweaty where your skin meets the fabric and having it wrap around you. I've never used one but thinking about it

In Hammocks » Are hammocks hot in the summer
October 02, 11:03am

Hip belts
May I have them Please?

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Duomid, Black Diamond trekking poles, PIF, and more
October 02, 7:39am

Re: Re: Lightest full featured tent?
I second Doug I on the light heart solo I have the poormans version in sil with no awning 27oz Its has every thing I need. I'm 5'10" its got a lot of space

In GEAR » Lightest full featured tent?
October 01, 9:19pm

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