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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.
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All Forum Posts by ben wood

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optimus the set weighs 9oz, not sure what the weight of ...

In GEAR » Most efficient stove/pot combo that doesn't explode
February 25, 10:24am

What's modifications, or removal of anything, or addition of anything were done to this stove prior to the meltdown? the boiling point of water goes up with the addition of salt. I am not su...

In GEAR » Orange thingy on JB sol ti
February 25, 10:10am

i guess i was the polite one.....(how things change) 7/1/2008 "just entered the forum and thought i would say hi. ben-"

In Chaff » Your first words on BPL?
February 25, 8:54am

Re: Incipient bomb
roger, sounds exactly right to me. I used to be a machinist in a fab shop that did a lot of welding as well. as soon as the ring becomes separate from the pot the heat will continue to build, just ...

In GEAR » Orange thingy on JB sol ti
February 25, 8:45am

doumid, supermid, shangri-la 3, etc. I am seeing these as cool do-it-all type shelters. but eh...i probably won't buy one. What i'm really longing for is some MOUNTAINS, the flat lands ...

In GEAR » So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
February 23, 7:05pm

Re: Jacksrbetter Shenandoah at freezing
Yeah, man I uesd to have one and had it below freezing twice with no problems. Go for it.

In GEAR » Jacksrbetter Shenandoah at freezing
February 19, 3:10pm

salomon acti-therm
Does anyone know what salomon's acti-therm fabric is comparable to? I'm thinking its kinda like a powerstretch, very soft on inside and smooth on the outside. Just curious and figure s...

In GEAR » salomon acti-therm
February 19, 9:23am

Re: Childrens Windshells/Raingear?
patagonia has the kids torrentshell on sale now $44

In GEAR » Childrens Windshells/Raingear?
February 16, 9:23am

FS: NB MT101 Men's 9.5
***SOLD*** have maybe 50 miles or so. Just doesn't fit my foot right. I've tried to like them but just can't. They are the green and black ones. anyhow just want to pass them on. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: NB MT101 Men's 9.5
February 12, 1:13pm

Re: Ultalight moral compass
"Need another quadrant for don't give a rat's ass." that thars funny

In Chaff » Where do you lie on the political/moral compass?
February 11, 12:15am

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