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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: McHale Bump goes to a Secret Place
Nice Nick, I like the way you describe and experience the outdoors. It reminds me of my youth when we would grab stuff and sleep outside. No gear lists or temp ratings or denier counts. When I c...

In Post-Trip Reports » McHale Bump goes to a Secret Place
March 12, 8:34am

Re: How you look when you go backpacking...
everyone is being so modest about themselves... I look like the same fat ugly tool I look like everyday except that i make it worse by wearing running shorts and tight baselayers.

In Philosophy & Technique » How you look when you go backpacking...
March 09, 8:29am

Re: Montbell Ultralight Thermawrap or Patagonia Nano Puff
this doesn't directly answer your question but, for 3 season use in the rockies, I'd probably grab a down jacket. More warmth for less weight and it shouldn't be hard to keep it dry in ...

In GEAR » Montbell Ultralight Thermawrap or Patagonia Nano Puff
March 06, 8:09am

Re: Re: Backpacks for Kids
rps76, wow in a good way? i think its awesome that Ron makes packs for kids. btw, i thought you were "done" with BPL because of the member's only gear swap?

In GEAR » Backpacks for Kids
March 01, 3:18pm

Re: Zpacks Hexanet VS. MLD Bivy
never used either one, but personally i'm not a huge fan of the bivy as i find it confining. but... travis bickle, yes awesome film

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexanet VS. MLD Bivy
March 01, 1:55pm

Re: China Syndrome Jetboil Sol Ti
Nigel, the way i estimate this to happen, is that the welds are the first point of failure. This means that the problem isnt with the regulator. The welds first break, thereby causing aluminu...

In GEAR » Orange thingy on JB sol ti
February 28, 8:32am

Re: Re: Orange thingy on JB sol ti
@ John, yeah, cool. Just wanted to be sure and clear. The salt content would raise the temp, but it would take some real testing to see how much. I'm thinking the few degrees shouldn't m...

In GEAR » Orange thingy on JB sol ti
February 26, 4:18pm

Re: "Most efficient stove/pot combo that doesn't explode"
Eugene, probably would "work" just about anywhere. but if you wanted to melt snow in deep and cold winter it would be a bad choice as alcohol/esbit doesn't really put out the BTUs ...

In GEAR » Most efficient stove/pot combo that doesn't explode
February 25, 11:41am

caldera cone
dave, I have no hard numbers as I am way too lazy. The cone isn't as fast as the jetboil, but it is efficient as the design keeps so much heat in contact with the pot. I have used a couple o...

In GEAR » Most efficient stove/pot combo that doesn't explode
February 25, 11:22am

Caldera cone
Q: "Most efficient stove/pot combo that doesn't explode" A: Caldera cone, cheaper than a jetboi, lighter than a jetboil, crazy efficient, great customer service, will NOT e...

In GEAR » Most efficient stove/pot combo that doesn't explode
February 25, 10:30am

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