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Mark Bishop (mark_b) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northwest (WA)
About Me I've been backpacking for 25 years and made the conversion to UL hiking in 2007. I've learned much here and now all of my equipment has has been replaced with UL gear and clothing. It's made a huge difference. (check out my gear list below)
My PDF Gear ListMark's 3 day / 3 season gear list

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All Forum Posts by Mark Bishop

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Re: Washing backpack
The method I've used is to hand wash in a tub with lukewarm water and woolite or similar soap. Rinse well and drip dry. Never fails to look like new afterwards. I've had good luck using...

In GEAR » Washing backpack
March 24, 8:02pm

Re: ULA Conduit VS MLD Exodus
Sid, The 2009 version of the Conduit has modular (optional) hip belt pockets. I think this is how ULA is able to show an overall weight reduction for the 2009 Conduit. (17 oz. vs. 20 oz last year)...

In GEAR » ULA Conduit VS MLD Exodus
March 23, 6:39pm

Does anyone want to speculate if the NeoAir (small size) would function as a virtual frame in a pack. I use a GG Nightlight torso pad in my Conduit and it performs well as a virtual frame. For sl...

In GEAR » New thermarest
March 19, 9:49pm

Replacing Goat pole grips
I received the GG grips today and I’ve attached a couple photo’s showing the process I used to mount them to my Ti Goat pole. It is not difficult. The GG grips weigh .06 oz or 17 grams eac...

In GEAR » Replacing goat pole grips
March 09, 9:06pm

Iditarod by bike
Franco, Your friends mishap is reported in the Anchorage Daily News:

In Other Activities » Iditarod by bike
March 08, 10:06pm

Jim, The softwate does the work and attempts to stitch together the mosiac. I just tied to create another synth but the results aren't very good even though the shots were all taken in the sam...

In Photography » Who is using Photosynth for gear & trip photos?
March 08, 8:31pm

I had heard of photosynth but hadn't done much with it until now. I just created a synth using some photos I took on a trip to Olympic National Park in August. If there are any 'synt...

In Photography » Who is using Photosynth for gear & trip photos?
March 08, 3:50pm

Replacing Goat pole grips
Thank-you Nia & Roger for sharing your experience. I've been wanting to replace my pole grips for a while and I now feel confident I can do it. I should be receiving the GG grips next w...

In GEAR » Replacing goat pole grips
March 06, 10:06pm

Replacing Goat pole grips
Here's a response I received from Grant at GG regarding the hole diameter and glue recommendation: >The diameter is about 9/16" and the depth is appx. 5 1/2" >I recommend ...

In GEAR » Replacing goat pole grips
March 05, 1:31pm

Replacing Goat pole grips
I really like my Ti Goat poles but I’m not a fan of the grip either. With the narrow diameter on the bottom it seems upside down to me. I’d also like to replace the grip but I’m not sure what...

In GEAR » Replacing goat pole grips
March 02, 8:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Bishop

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Pro Lite Gear customer service
The very positive comments and recommendations from others here in the BPL forums was how I found out about ProLite and I'm certainly appreciative of that. So now I should add my own feedback by ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 29, 7:54pm