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John Mowery (Mow) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Minnesota, USA
About Me Grew up in Minnesota, became an adult in Colorado, lost a bet and moved back to Minnesota. I spend a great deal of time each summer chasing backcountry trout in the Rockies.
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All Forum Posts by John Mowery

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I have a Montbell UL Down Inner Snap vest and really like it. It packs down incredibly small and adds a good amount of warmth for the weight. My layering system is as follows: Mountain Hardware T...

In GEAR » Vest choices
November 29, 3:36pm

FS OR LightHaven
Brand new with tags. 22 ounces. $70 or make me an offer. gearfreak77 (at) mac (dot) com

In Gear Swap » FS OR LightHaven
November 26, 7:43pm

Changing to a Poncho Tarp
MLD makes amazing stuff. You won't be sorry you spent the extra money for several reasons: 1. The hood is very well designed, much better than its competors. It rolls away tightly when set ...

In GEAR » Changing to a Poncho Tarp
November 21, 4:19pm

Man, I wish Ron wouldn't keep making such sweet stuff. Whenever I think I have my kit dialed in he makes another amazing "must have" product. The SuperFly Shelter, looks, well, supe...

In GEAR » MLD mids up on the web
November 11, 7:31pm

BPL Backpacker Audubon High Country News - excellent environmental news Economist

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What magazines do you all subscribe to?
November 05, 10:13am

Increased Warmth
I was paging through the Hilleberg catalog last night and it cited a European government testing body as verifying a 7 degree Fahrenheit increase in sleeping bag comfort when used in combination wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy sacks and increased warmth?
October 29, 8:39am

Stock "Options"
I'll assume you're talking private stock because none of the cottage makers (SMD, MLD, ULA etc.) have anywhere near the capitalization necessary to IPO. Assuming that is the case, private ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Any Gear Co.'s offer Stock Options?
October 26, 8:38am

BPL Pro 90 Quilt
Pat, Thanks for the help. I'm going to use the quilt in combination with Montbell's thermawrap jacket and pants - I think that combination will be able to take me down to the mid thirties...

In GEAR » BPL Pro 90 Quilt
October 23, 10:07am

BPL Pro 90 Quilt
I thinking of making the leap toward a quilt - the Pro 90 from BPL. Does anyone know the lengths of the long and regular? Any experiences with it? My only reservation with moving toward a quil...

In GEAR » BPL Pro 90 Quilt
October 23, 9:21am

Tent v. Tarp
I've never looked back. Besides being lighter, a tarp and bivy combination are far quicker to pack up in the morning - much less monkeying around. And if you don't expect rain, don't ...

In GEAR » Tent Users vs. Tarp Users...
October 22, 10:16am

All Reader Reviews by John Mowery

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Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Poncho Tarp
This is my favorite piece of gear. I use it as a "cooking shelter" while I'm hammock camping in griz country. I've also used it in combination with a bivy. My version is 8 feet 6 ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 27, 10:49am

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
This is an exceptional piece of gear. Very well made and thought out. The side zip makes getting in and out of the bivy very easy. The straps secure a sleep pad well. The mosquito netting does a n...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 27, 10:40am