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Mark Larson (mlarson) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southeast USA
About Me Lifelong student and nerd in general, currently working on the web. I have a bias for higher mileage and longer days on the trail. Most of my hikes are on the border of SUL & UL; I still weigh everything, but pretty much stopped using spreadsheets. I read all the time, blog less, and run a good bit.
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All Forum Posts by Mark Larson

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Re: Re: Photo file size etiquette
Whoops. Donald, to display something like this in your post: Yada yada I love my tarptent! Type this: Yada yada I love my <a href="">tarptent</a>! -Mark

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Photo file size
November 07, 11:15am

Re: Re: File Size
I personally like URLs instead. That way I can open an image in a separate window/tab, and keep on reading the original page naturally . It prevents the page from jumping as large images are comple...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Photo file size
November 07, 8:54am

Re: Re: Re: The decline of Ray Jardine...
The plot thickens... -Mark

In GEAR » Ray Jardine closes shop
November 07, 8:40am

Re: 2004 Wisp sizing
If you know your measurements, you can compare them with the sizing chart. My measurements fit pretty squarely in the M size according to the chart. My experience with the medium Ether/Wisp is tha...

In GEAR » 2004 Wisp sizing
November 05, 11:50am

Re: Re: Re:Re: Alcohol Stoves...again
You may be able to use a Ti stake as a pouring guide, similar to the use of stirring rods in chemistry lab. Just keep one end of the stake near the fuel port, and keep another part snug against lip...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stoves...again
November 05, 4:30am

Re: Lightweight 3-season synthetic bag?
The TNF Fission has good pedigree with Pertex Quantum shell and Plgd Delta insulation. The Marmot Pounder Plus is Primaloft, but offers a full-zip, which could make it a bit colder, but more usable...

In GEAR » Lightweight 3-season synthetic bag?
November 05, 1:40am

Re: Re: Re: Pat Metheny
Another vote for Metheny, particularly "The Road to You" and "As Falls Wichita...". Y'all have good taste. -Mark

In Other Activities » Good Road Music
November 05, 1:30am

Re: Windscreen using new Titanium rods
REI sells a 2'x2' Fire Blanket, which you could chop down a bit for your needs. There are a lot of mills that make Kevlar/Nomex blends for fire fighters, welding, etc. I'm not too sure about non-wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen using new Titanium rods
November 05, 1:13am

Re: Re: Red M
pj:"And now this! What's next, Profit Sharing if we invest with them?" How about 401(bpl) retirement plans? Monthly gear allowance... I would be glad to see some more buy-in and participation...

In GEAR » Not a Gear Question But...
November 04, 5:50am

Re: Re: Not a Gear Question But...
See, I was thinking it was more of a Montana 'branding' thing so you can keep us herded to the new gear more easily. "Well, time to rustle up some of the cattle, I mean members, for the new 15oz eV...

In GEAR » Not a Gear Question But...
November 04, 1:40am

All Reader Reviews by Mark Larson

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GoLite Virga
Used this one on the AT this summer. My particular model has 1 large pocket on the right-hand side. I accidentally purchased a Small @ 8.1oz, but it ended up working out just fine for size [5'11, ...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 18, 8:18am

Montrail Masai
I like the Masai quite a bit. They don't wear as well as many other shoes. The toe rubber and seams started to flake out around the 300-mile mark, but surprisingly the fabric itself showed very li...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 01, 10:26am

Gossamer Gear Miniposa
I've put about 1000 miles on this pack, and so far it has easily displaced my GoLite Jam as my go-to pack. And I really love my Jam. I had the new Miniposa mailed to me in the middle of a long ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 9:29am

Inov8 Flyroc 310
The Flyrocs are quite good. The deep-lugged soles make for excellent grip. I like that the heel isn't significantly raised, so you the shoes feel nice and close to the ground. The open mesh lets some ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 02, 9:07am

Evernew Nonstick Titanium 0.9 L Pot
This pot has great dimensions. Wide base, but not too shallow. Also wide enough to fit a trimmed spoon inside with my entire kitchen, and still close completely. I like the volume for meals on long-te...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 16, 11:19am

Gatorade Bottle
I'll put a plug in the for the Gatorade Endurance bottles in particular. They are a little more narrow and taller than the standard squatty bottles, so they fit more easily in side pockets. 1L/34oz ca...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
November 04, 3:05am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
This shoe is almost brilliant. I love the mesh, and the thin tongue is very comfortable. The footbed is probably the most supportive and comfortable I've ever used--no sore spots or aches. My bones an...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 04, 3:00am

U.S. Department of Defense MRE Spoon
Meals-ready-to-eat come with great spoons, and some food, too. I'm not sure who the manufacturer is or where to find them commercially. The spoons have a generous length, long to reach the bottom o...

In Cookware - Other
November 04, 2:49am

Montane Featherlite
A great, great windshirt, and I've been really surprised by its inclement weather performance. I've been on brief runs [20-40 minutes] in the rain with the Featherlite. While it eventually wets out an...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 04, 2:40am

Equinox Silnylon Poncho
This is a review of the non-extended version, which I've really grown to like. Just a bit over 7oz, about 7.75 feet long, and a bargain at $40-50. I have had no problems with durability; snags on tree...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 04, 2:29am