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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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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

Re: Plastic Fastener Source?
Another source for hardware such as clips, buckles, fasteners, and the like is Seattle Fabrics.

In Make Your Own Gear » Plastic Fastener Source?
December 28, 10:31pm

Re: Christmas gear
A modest and UL Christmas for me, I got a Stick Pic and it’s only going to add 11 grams to my base weight. I’m hoping this will generate some family interest in my solo hiking pictures since t...

In GEAR » Christmas Gear!
December 27, 12:15pm

2008 favorites
My top three choices, all are new to me in ’08: 1. Montbell UL Down Inner Vest 2. Golite Ultra 20 3. SMD Serenity net tent (designed for the Gatewood Cape, another great product)

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 21, 12:27pm

best weight savings for the $
Some very good ideas have already been mentioned but one more that I've benefited from is the elimination of a water filter and replacing with Klear Water which I carry via a BPL dropper bottle.

In GEAR » best weight savings for the $
October 21, 8:20pm

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