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Mark Ries (mtmnmark) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me Im to old to fat and out of shape but I sure like hiking and fishing in the wind river range Im transitioning closer to ultra light but still lightweight at best but 35lbs from skin out is alot better than the old 60

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Re: A Casual Poll: Your Fave Go-to 3 season Solo Shelter
Current favorite SMD wild oasis 16 oz with all stake and guys easton stakes 5 six inch 1 nine inch. One trekking pole. 18+ nights two medium rainy nights winds 15-20 mph max I seek sheltered locati...

In GEAR » A Casual Poll: Your Fave Go-to 3 season Solo Shelter
February 10, 8:45pm

Re: Packing with Dogs
At fifteen pounds that's a pretty hefty beagle pup how old is it? And how long have you had it? It sounds like its out of its socialization period at that weight. If its not there are a lot of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing with Dogs
February 08, 12:42am

Re: Re: Re: Hijack from another newbie seam sealer....
Does Henry use seam grip? I always thought 100% silicone mixed with mineral spirits or is seam grip just that. Buy da whey I no I cant spel and dont kare. Edit I did spell silicone right so now I r...

In Make Your Own Gear » Newbie Seam Sealing my Moment DW
February 07, 9:22am

Re: Re: Telescoping pole
I've got a couple zebco's that look similar to the one you ordered but are a model ul4 classic they weight 5oz on the nose I don't use much anymore but they worked good and there is les...

In Fishing » Telescoping pole
February 05, 10:05pm

Re: same bags, not that cold
My montbell is long enough with 1-2" to spare the megalite is so long that I could put a soccer ball in the hood and still fit easily, I sometimes wonder if I didn't get a 6'6" ta...

In GEAR » Double bagging it
February 03, 11:53am

Double bagging it
Last night I put my Montbell super stretch ul3 inside my western mountaineering megalite to see how it would do in the cold, temps were to get down below 0°F. I xc skied to the woods about a mile ...

In GEAR » Double bagging it
February 02, 2:28pm

Re: Big 4 cost vs. weight
Maybe that's what you see but if I squint real hard I see a teddy bear, try it again

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
February 02, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Coghlans vs MSR Groundhog
I have both and prefer the ground hogs I'm sure the couglans have better holding power but they bend much easier but they are fine in soft soil

In GEAR » Coghlans vs MSR Groundhog
February 02, 11:52am

Re: Re: What is this?
If the ivory billed woodpecker is extinct(there have been reported sightings) then the pileated is the biggest woodpecker. I'm no bird expert but around here I've seen them making nests in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is this?
January 30, 7:53am

Re: Re: Re: Alternative materials
I read somewhere once I think in the mother earth news of someone using the fibers out of a milkweed pod to make insulation for sleeping bags and comforters

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative materials
January 29, 11:27am

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