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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.
CityAtlanta
StateGA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.mlarson.org

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All Forum Posts by Mark Larson

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FS: Pack, Cape, Sleeping Bag, Rain Jacket
I'm clearing some redundancies from my closet. I pay for shipping: (Sold) Six Moon Designs Essence Pack '06, $60 13.1oz, black -I already have 4 packs in this volume range. Just don...

In Gear Swap » FS: Pack, Cape, Sleeping Bag, Rain Jacket
July 21, 8:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
"Dang... why does it have to be red?" I know, Ben. Those long wavelengths really need to be trimmed. I hike exclusively in violet. As a general message to the industry, I would love...

In GEAR » John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
July 19, 3:47pm

Re: John Muir Trail Unsupported Packlist
Oh, cool. I didn't even know Nathan Sports existed. The 759 looks pretty nice. I like the compression design. -Mark

In GEAR » John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
July 19, 10:55am

Re: Hip Belt Pockets for Miniposa/Mariposa
Thanks, Nathan! That's pretty much the only thing my Miniposa needs. What a good find. -Mark

In Make Your Own Gear » Hip Belt Pockets for Miniposa/Mariposa
July 19, 9:23am

Re: John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
Good luck to you and the others for safe and speedy treks! Can't wait to read your trip report. -Mark

In GEAR » John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
July 18, 8:04am

Re: Re: Lightning Access Review
Someone help me out, please. I only see 2 side pockets? Where are the other 5? I read the article and stared at the photos for a while, but I still don't get it. Interesting design, though. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Outfitters Lightning Access Backpack REVIEW
July 18, 7:54am

Re: Re: 1st CDT YO-YO Attempt
Sign up for his e-mail newsletters. They're always long-winded and usually fairly entertaining. He's had some hijinks and some scary moments out there. I think it's cool that he's c...

In Philosophy & Technique » 1st CDT YO-YO Attempt
July 16, 9:02pm

Re: Looking for Henry Shires
Yes, he's probably at Trail Days in Virginia. It ends on the 20th of May, so hopefully he'll be back to his regular prompt contact after the weekend. -Mark

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Henry Shires
May 16, 3:45pm

Re: Women's AT record? Anyone know it?
Jenny Jardine did it with her husband Ray in 88 days, I think. I think they started in June. They did it in the traditional manner without outside help. I am woefully ignorant of other fast female ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women's AT record? Anyone know it?
May 14, 9:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nice Keg-Can Stove
"...and a burn time of 2 days" Haha! Does Platypus make a 30-gallon fuel bottle? Maybe something with a hose or at least a squirt top? -Mark

In Make Your Own Gear » The original Thru Hiker Stove
April 21, 1:22pm

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