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John Mowery (Mow) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Minnesota, USA
About Me Grew up in Minnesota, became an adult in Colorado, lost a bet and moved back to Minnesota. I spend a great deal of time each summer chasing backcountry trout in the Rockies.
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Dry Sack
I've also used the POE dry sacks. They're great. I've even used them in the bottom of a very wet kayak and my stuff stayed dry. I'd feel very comfortable swimming with my gear in ...

In GEAR » Dry sack for swimming with your pack on...
May 21, 9:39am

Golite ion
I think they're sold out. I couldn't find it on the sale page, am I missing something?

In Gear Deals » golite ion - $30
May 19, 10:38am

Korkers Torrent
Richard, Strong work! I found it very interesting that the 5-10 shoe didn't preform well on a dry surface. I'd like to see the results using the same methodology on both a piece o...

In Fishing » Korkers Torrent
February 28, 9:28pm

Korkers Torrent
Richard- I'll certainly do that. I'm going to pick up the La Sportiva shoes you referenced above. I'm headed into the Winds chasing Goldens, up the Bechler after cutts and hot spri...

In Fishing » Korkers Torrent
February 23, 9:34pm

Testing Protocol
Richard- I like the idea of a standardized test, but my initial impression is that the effectiveness of a wading shoe is an extremely subjective thing. For example, limestone spring creeks pres...

In Fishing » Korkers Torrent
February 23, 9:59am

Base Weight
When traveling in very remote country and fishing: 12.83 When traveling in not so remote country and not fishing: 9.53 I would feel comfortable taking either kit down to the mid 20's alth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
February 13, 9:28pm

Wading Socks
I'd add a pair of wadding socks: They really help if you're planning on staying in the river a long time. Regarding the advice to fl...

In Fishing » Lightest Fishing Kit
February 10, 8:50pm

Korkers Torrent
So, in a never ending search for the most versatile fishing and hiking shoe I came across the following: I can't find the weight, so if you can ple...

In Fishing » Korkers Torrent
February 10, 8:41pm

Ron, are you going to offer the Serenity as a stand alone item? I already own the cape and would like to purchase the bug net. If so, what is the price?

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Bug Net
February 09, 10:59am

Giardia and cryptosporidia
Is there a medication one could take along that treats both Giardia and cryptosporidia? Or does the aforementioned Tinidazole work for each?

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 22, 11:49am

All Reader Reviews by John Mowery

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Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Poncho Tarp
This is my favorite piece of gear. I use it as a "cooking shelter" while I'm hammock camping in griz country. I've also used it in combination with a bivy. My version is 8 feet 6 ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 27, 10:49am

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
This is an exceptional piece of gear. Very well made and thought out. The side zip makes getting in and out of the bivy very easy. The straps secure a sleep pad well. The mosquito netting does a n...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 27, 10:40am