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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: 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

SmartWool Adrenaline Socks $5.93
Brad, thanks for posting this - big savings on a nice sock.

In Gear Deals » Men's SmartWool Adrenaline Socks $5.93
June 19, 10:26pm

Recovering fuel with 12-10 stove
I have the 12-10 stove & CC and would like to recover fuel but I haven't figured our an effective way to snuff out the stove. Placing a tin foil lid on top didn't work, the flame just...

In GEAR » Suggestions 4 Storing Caldera Cone
May 21, 8:38pm

Caloric density
There's been numerous posts regarding energy bars and lots of positive comments about Bear Valley Meal Pack bars having the highest calorie per weight ratio. 3 oz = 420 calories. I've si...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Caloric density
May 07, 2:14pm

Steam Bags $$ and Gussets
Sarah, I'd be curious to know if you're able to re-use these bags several times? I found these at my local supermarket today and they were on sale - buy 1 box of 10 bags for $3.99 a...

In GEAR » what can you cook in 600ml? 700ml?
April 18, 7:02pm

Which One?
I cast my vote a few weeks ago by purchasing a Flexair pillow from the BPL store. Comes in a pack of 3 and are very inexpensive - combine with another purchase or you'll pay almost the product ...

In GEAR » Which One?
April 10, 9:24pm

GoLite Ultra Quilt Review
Grzegorz- You ask about the origin of the bag - the tag on mine states that it was made in China. The loft appears pretty consistent throughout but wouldn't disagree that the chest area ba...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Ultra Quilt Review
April 02, 7:59pm

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