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Mark Larson (mlarson) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southeast USA
About Me Lifelong student and nerd in general, currently working on the web. I have a bias for higher mileage and longer days on the trail. Most of my hikes are on the border of SUL & UL; I still weigh everything, but pretty much stopped using spreadsheets. I read all the time, blog less, and run a good bit.
CityAtlanta
StateGA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.mlarson.org

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All Forum Posts by Mark Larson

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Re: Admin: Search Error from profile
Yep. You'll also see the same issue if you have multiple pages of reader reviews. -Mark

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Admin: Search Error from profile
April 02, 5:17am

Re: Mr. Bean's Guide to Ultra-Light
Thanks, Kirk. I hadn't seen that one in years. -Mark

In Chaff » Mr. Bean's Guide to Ultra-Light
April 01, 9:28pm

Re: Super Ultra Light "Off Set" Certificates
Given current exchange rates, our UL friends in Great Britain, the EU, and elsewhere will come out well ahead of us folks in the USA. Confounded again! -Mark

In Chaff » Super Ultra Light "Off Set" Certificates
April 01, 3:38pm

Re: Re: What is the best wicking t-shirt?
Capilene is often cited as the gold standard, but for my money it starts to smell worse, sooner and it's too pricey. Ben and Douglas already mentioned my top 2 suggestions. Duofold is quite ...

In GEAR » What is the best wicking t-shirt?
April 01, 8:23am

Re: Re: Montrail Nitrus
Those look great, but I haven't seen them in the wild (stores) yet. I'm also really intrigued by the Phoenix model, but the website says they are for the EU only! -Mark

In GEAR » Montrail Nitrus
April 01, 8:07am

Re: Re: How many bags do you have?
I only have two: a Marmot Hydrogen (30) and Mountain Hardwear Phantom 45. With good insulated clothing and sleeping pads, I can stretch down to the 20s. If I were to buy another, it would just be ...

In GEAR » How many bags do you have?
April 01, 7:59am

Re: Cheap First Pack - Which of these
I think both Ben and Brett have given sensible advice and their pack recommendations are pretty much what I would say. You'll be in good shape either way! -Mark

In GEAR » Cheap First Pack - Which of these
March 30, 8:53am

Re: Re: What do you sleep on?
Sticking your feet in the pack is clever. I once did that when I had to bail on a fastpacking trip. Spent the night in my Thermawrap vest with my silponcho draped over my upper body and my legs in ...

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 21, 10:04pm

Re: 2008 A.T thru hike
David, there's a slight chance I'll see you out there. I leave April 14 or 15, so you'll have to play catch-up :) Like you, I'll probably be using my Gatewood Cape. I'm not s...

In Gear Lists » 2008 A.T thru hike
March 21, 9:07am

Re: Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
Here's my basic comparison: Breathability: GoLite Ether (04/05 old model nylon/acryclic) < Marmot Ion (Quantum) < Montane Featherlite (Microlight) Wind Resistance: Montane Feather...

In GEAR » Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
March 10, 10:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Larson

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GoLite Virga
Used this one on the AT this summer. My particular model has 1 large pocket on the right-hand side. I accidentally purchased a Small @ 8.1oz, but it ended up working out just fine for size [5'11, ...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 18, 8:18am

Montrail Masai
I like the Masai quite a bit. They don't wear as well as many other shoes. The toe rubber and seams started to flake out around the 300-mile mark, but surprisingly the fabric itself showed very li...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 01, 10:26am

Gossamer Gear Miniposa
I've put about 1000 miles on this pack, and so far it has easily displaced my GoLite Jam as my go-to pack. And I really love my Jam. I had the new Miniposa mailed to me in the middle of a long ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 9:29am

Inov8 Flyroc 310
The Flyrocs are quite good. The deep-lugged soles make for excellent grip. I like that the heel isn't significantly raised, so you the shoes feel nice and close to the ground. The open mesh lets some ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 02, 9:07am

Evernew Nonstick Titanium 0.9 L Pot
This pot has great dimensions. Wide base, but not too shallow. Also wide enough to fit a trimmed spoon inside with my entire kitchen, and still close completely. I like the volume for meals on long-te...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 16, 11:19am

Gatorade Bottle
I'll put a plug in the for the Gatorade Endurance bottles in particular. They are a little more narrow and taller than the standard squatty bottles, so they fit more easily in side pockets. 1L/34oz ca...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
November 04, 3:05am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
This shoe is almost brilliant. I love the mesh, and the thin tongue is very comfortable. The footbed is probably the most supportive and comfortable I've ever used--no sore spots or aches. My bones an...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 04, 3:00am

U.S. Department of Defense MRE Spoon
Meals-ready-to-eat come with great spoons, and some food, too. I'm not sure who the manufacturer is or where to find them commercially. The spoons have a generous length, long to reach the bottom o...

In Cookware - Other
November 04, 2:49am

Montane Featherlite
A great, great windshirt, and I've been really surprised by its inclement weather performance. I've been on brief runs [20-40 minutes] in the rain with the Featherlite. While it eventually wets out an...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 04, 2:40am

Equinox Silnylon Poncho
This is a review of the non-extended version, which I've really grown to like. Just a bit over 7oz, about 7.75 feet long, and a bargain at $40-50. I have had no problems with durability; snags on tree...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 04, 2:29am