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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: Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
I would echo James Marco on the weighs. I'm fine with my original Virga to 20-25 lbs. I don't look at the web belt at transferring much weight but more stabilizing the load and keep it from...

In GEAR » Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
March 22, 4:49pm

Re: Camp Fire Back Warmer
This winter I was considering setting up a flat tarp behind me to hold the heat but found a rock wall with abit of overhang did the job just fine. Otherwise I think the space blanket or piece of ty...

In Make Your Own Gear » Camp Fire Back Warmer
March 21, 6:35am

Re: Re: Midwest GGGG May 1-3
I can bring my alarm clock also

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest GGGG May 1-3
March 17, 6:37am

Re: Midwest GGGG May 1-3
I intend to reimburse David for my Steaks and brats. I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds and Floppy Joe says the girls and her will be happy to supply the eggs

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest GGGG May 1-3
March 17, 6:30am

Re: Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
My synmat has been so soaked inside that you could see it through the material. Even blowing it up with a inflation bag. The worst its been was on a trip along lake superior. The humidity was high ...

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 09, 6:57am

Re: Spork vs spoon
I've had a snowpeak spork before and after getting over losing it Im ok with losing it. I use the lexon spoons that the outdoor shops carry and they work fine for me.

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 08, 9:00am

Re: Re: Re: Mn BPLers GGGG
RJ had only told me who had RSVPed yes. Steve Climber was not there last year either. That's the thing about the PGGGG (P is for Private) some one gets left off the invite or feelings are hurt ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
March 07, 6:13am

Re: Mn BPLers GGGG
Since the heading of this thread says nothing about a GGGG do you think maybe we should start a new thread with an official invite or not. Not everyone in the Midwest may see this thread

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
March 06, 8:13pm

Re: MN BPLers GGGG
Well I was close to backing out. You all may not know this but there is another GGGG going on the weekend of May1 and I got an personal invite from Ryan Jordan It looks like Andy Skurka, Mike Clell...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
March 06, 5:40pm

Re: Shelter opinions?
Another vote for the lightheart solo great for hot buggy nights great star gazing great view and if it starts to rain it switches very fast to storm mode. Not a great pick for much over 6 foot 1 or...

In GEAR » Shelter opinions?
March 06, 4:41pm

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