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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)
CityBellevue
StateWA
CountryUSA
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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Trails.com experience?
I had this same question come to mind a few weeks ago and ended up subscribing after my two week trial period. The trial offer is free and it will let you see & print 3 routes - so choose wel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trails.com experience?
March 30, 7:08pm

Beginning Backpacking as an Ultralighter
Whether to bring a knife or not is a personal decision and one that's been discussed a lot in the BPL forums. After many years of carrying a small Gerber knife myself I really couldn't rem...

In Gear Lists » Beginning Backpacking as an Ultralighter
March 27, 8:41pm

Pot Marking
And remember, if the women don't find you handsome they at least outta find you handy. (a great line from red green)

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Marking
March 14, 9:17pm

Ti Goat straps
I'm on the waiting list for a pair of AGP's and also interested in the new straps. I agree the picture on the website is difficult to see clearly and it's not possible for me determine...

In GEAR » New BPL carbon Stix
March 05, 8:31pm

Wolverine vs. Bear Canister
" So is a bear cannister gonna stop a wolverine" I can't imagine any animal being able to break into a canister. I have a Garcia BRFC and it's made from very rugged stuff - I ...

In Other Activities » Wolverines!
March 05, 8:19pm

Western Washington BPLers Unite
A snowshoeing trip sounds like a great idea, I'd be up for that.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Western Washington BPLers Unite
February 25, 10:32am

Avatar
There's been record amounts of snow in the Cascades this year, my avatar photo was taken near the top of Mount Si on a recent day hike.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
February 14, 9:11pm

Weight of my Ultra 20 quilt
I received a regular size Ultra 20 this week (ordered from ProLite)and the weight is exactly 19 onces - down fill is consistent and loft appears to be as advertised. Overall quality looks very good...

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Sleeping Bags
February 08, 11:57pm

Test - Photo upload
Photo upload - Gray Jay

In User Test Forum » Test - Photo upload
February 04, 11:10pm

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