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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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StateIowa
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Re: cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
I cut a lot of cable from 1/16 up to 1/4". Up to 3/32 diagonal cutters and linesman pliers work ok, at 1/8" things get tougher and the quality of the tool matters I've seen well made ...

In GEAR » cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
April 03, 8:56am

Re: Taking another look at my 1/2/3 person tent options
Do you bring trekking poles? Tarptent Rainshadow 41 oz I believe. Easy to pitch you can get poles if you don't use trekking poles. Lots of room.

In GEAR » Taking another look at my 2/3 person tent options
March 29, 6:44pm

Re: Re: packa
Looks more like a rain coat shaped to go over a pack. It looks like it would keep the rain out well but I think the more traditional poncho vents better which is why I carry a poncho. So lets redes...

In GEAR » trek***?
March 23, 7:22am

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NM for right now

In Chaff » "The irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous"
March 22, 8:08pm

Re: Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
I would echo James Marco on the weighs. I'm fine with my original Virga to 20-25 lbs. I don't look at the web belt at transferring much weight but more stabilizing the load and keep it from...

In GEAR » Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
March 22, 4:49pm

Re: Camp Fire Back Warmer
This winter I was considering setting up a flat tarp behind me to hold the heat but found a rock wall with abit of overhang did the job just fine. Otherwise I think the space blanket or piece of ty...

In Make Your Own Gear » Camp Fire Back Warmer
March 21, 6:35am

Re: Re: Midwest GGGG May 1-3
I can bring my alarm clock also

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest GGGG May 1-3
March 17, 6:37am

Re: Midwest GGGG May 1-3
I intend to reimburse David for my Steaks and brats. I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds and Floppy Joe says the girls and her will be happy to supply the eggs

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest GGGG May 1-3
March 17, 6:30am

Re: Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
My synmat has been so soaked inside that you could see it through the material. Even blowing it up with a inflation bag. The worst its been was on a trip along lake superior. The humidity was high ...

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 09, 6:57am

Re: Spork vs spoon
I've had a snowpeak spork before and after getting over losing it Im ok with losing it. I use the lexon spoons that the outdoor shops carry and they work fine for me.

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 08, 9:00am

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