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ben wood (benwood) - BPL Guest

My Locale flatlands of MO
About Me i am 30, a husband and father of 2 girls. i am currently a stay at home dad. i have been backpacking for about a year as of this writing. if you want to anything more, just let me know.
My PDF Gear ListGila NF may 2010

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All Forum Posts by ben wood

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Re: Re: Fueling
Art, Thanks for your quick breakdown of nutrition and their strengths. I've read a lot about nutrition and always find a bunch of scientific jibber-gabber. It's good to get the low-down in...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
January 28, 8:26pm

Re: Old school check it out for sure!

In Chaff » Punk Rock Lovin' Ultralighters
January 27, 4:55pm

Re: Final Numbers (Who's In?)
dangit craig! now i really wish i was going. i'm guessing an epic fail doesn't earn a beer stein?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
January 27, 1:19pm

Re: Re: the everyday awesome-ness of merino
actually they shrunk from the bottom up. think 80's belly button shirts. now i'm a hairy beast. so next time you are eating out, think of your cook being slightly overweight, sweaty, hairy,...

In GEAR » the everyday awesome-ness of merino
January 26, 1:47pm

the everyday awesome-ness of merino
I've used both synthetic and merino baselayers in the wilderness and find them both to be quite good. The stink factor of synthetics can sometimes be a drag but.... I am in culinary school a...

In GEAR » the everyday awesome-ness of merino
January 26, 12:56pm

I may be playing the devils advocate here because I have never had my hands on a clikstand. I really like the idea, looks to be an excellent system. however... I think there are a few holes ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Clikstand T2 Alcohol Stove System Review
January 26, 12:32pm

optimus 99
Nick, nice collection. i've got an old optimus 99 that i inherited when my stepdad died. (along with a jansport D2 external) I have used in on a few trips and it works pretty well, but it is...

In GEAR » @Nick: Please keep the finds coming! Okay, Old Stoves
January 24, 8:34am

Re: Favorite BPL forum personalities
Ide: he always brings the humor and lightens the mood Nick gatel: he is wise and seems to have reasonable thoughts all the time Mike reid: I appreciate sarcasm in many forms Thom: BPL'...

In Chaff » Favorite BPL forum personalities
January 23, 1:23pm

Re: "Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run"
i'm out. f'n ankle!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
January 23, 10:17am

Re: Re: A phrase you never hear
There has been a lot of misunderstanding on BPL of late. I just want to be clear here. I am probably more heavily tattooed than most here. I don't want my pics to be thought of as "hatin...

In Chaff » A phrase you never hear.
January 22, 8:37am

All Reader Reviews by ben wood

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MLD Super Prophet
well, i purchased this pack used from another BPL member. It looked brand new. upon first receiving it i was amazed at the craftsmanship and quality involved in construction. this is my first pack fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 20, 1:05pm

patagonia down sweater
i bought this sweater %50 off on sale for $100 and have been very happy with it. pros: very comfy and warm, somewhat water resistant outer shell, pretty light, price cons: sewn through construction...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
June 15, 11:28am

Granite Gear company
i have purched one pack and a few stuff sacks from Granite gear. i have been extremely happy with their products. good customer service as well. you can read my review of that in another thread. the s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 3:26pm

Granite Gear Customer Service (???)
i read other had bad customer service. well i purchased a nimbus latitude and it came with a womens hipbelt that didn't fit. i was leaving for a trip in a week. what was i to do? well i called gr...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 3:21pm

REI Sub-Kilo 20 degree
i got mine on sale for like $160. it has kept me warm at 10-15 deg. it is a slender fit, which i prefer as i am only 5'9". on the scale it is about 1lb.14oz. and well worth the money spent. t...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 10:45am

trangia mini
great stove, comes with cookset which includes a stove with simmer ring, potstand/windscreen, pot, frypan/lid, and pot gripper. the whole thing weighs in at 11oz. and is quite tough. i have used in 1...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 10:41am