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Mark Ries (mtmnmark) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
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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Upper Midwest GGG LETS DO IT !!!
Wondering if anyone would be interested in a midwest GGG. I have contacted Travis Leanna,he is up for meeting at Yellow River State Forest which is by Marquette Iowa in the north east part of the s...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Upper Midwest GGG LETS DO IT !!!
March 20, 10:53pm

Fat man on a UL 7 with the blues
Im fatter than you are and I sleep on a UL7 just fine on my back or side. If on my back I cross my fingers from each hand (like praying) over my fat gut and my arms stay off the ground. Also mike c...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad Advice..please
March 17, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Chlorine Dioxide in Platypus Soft Botttle
No problems here either Buh Buh Buh Benny and the aquamira mix

In GEAR » Chlorine Dioxide in Platypus Soft Bottle
March 17, 9:53pm

Synthetic sleeping bags
Its been along time since Ive used a synthetic bag I used to own a cats meows back when they were polargaurd HV. I really hope the synthetics have improved. I would be leary of a stretchy synthetic...

In GEAR » Synthetic sleeping bags - best weight to warmth ratio
March 17, 10:24am

Re: Re: Re: Kootenia
Yes we were married by John Fredricks who was a justice of the peace then stayed in one of his tiny log cabins that night behind the hostel then went for a hike and had a close encounter with a mam...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 day Glacier National Park trip suggestions
March 15, 5:37pm

A big step up from Ramen
I like the Nissin brand Chow mein noodles, the Teriyaki beef flavor in particular. Cost like 80 cents repackaged weight 4 oz and 520 calories 20 gr. fat thats 130 cal per oz. The directions say to ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for instant food ideas.
March 15, 11:19am

Re: Kootenia
And the bad part about kootenia lakes is the mosquitos I did the northern circle starting the day after getting married in polebridge. The ptarmigan tunnel trail was closed due to bear problems so ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 day Glacier National Park trip suggestions
March 14, 12:26pm

Gossamer gear?
Oh yea Gossamer gear yea thats the ticket

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hike Naked Day
March 14, 10:10am

Re:Re:Re:Would you ever go from a Exped UL7 to a foam pad?
Let me think about that for a minu NO!

In GEAR » Would you ever go from a Exped UL 7 to a foam pad?
March 14, 9:36am

Its a nice pack
Ive always been interested in the granite gear mariposa plus Ive studied it alot on the granite gear website they just dont make packs like granite gear is that your pack Lisa? Its a nice pack. If ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hike Naked Day
March 14, 9:13am

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