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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
CityDavenport
StateIowa
Countryusa

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Re: Into the Gray
Good stuff as always Ike. I'd love to be around watching you work to get some of your photos shot.

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 22, 8:06am

Re: Fancy/Cheap Gizmo for Dehydrating Apples (Video by Critter)
I prefer with cinnamon and sugar also besides citrus fruits there is a product called fruit fresh that you mix with water and soak the slices in to prevent browning. Next try bananas w/ cinnamon a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fancy/Cheap Gizmo for Dehydrating Apples (Video by Critter)
January 21, 9:19am

Re: Pineapple vs Authentic CCK Cleaver and Excalibur Dehydrator (Video by Critter)
I like your videos Mr Critter. I have found if you sort through to find the moist pieces that you can cut tear or smoosh the wet pieces and that helps them dry faster. Cutting thin to begin with al...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pineapple vs Authentic CCK Cleaver and Excalibur Dehydrator (Video by Critter)
January 21, 9:10am

Re: air dry
Set it in the sun inflated when it gets warm the moisture will vaporize then roll it up to expel moist air repeat several times. T A R recommends storing inflated with the valve open and turned down.

In GEAR » How do I get moisture out of my Prolite?
January 20, 6:54pm

Re: What's your big four
Thanks David. I'm waiting for the big guns to come out ya know the ones that got $2000 + into the big four come on let's see some BPL bling.

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 20, 6:34pm

big 5 cause I carry two pads
I've got other pricier gear but lately I've been buying gear swap. Tent six moons wild oasis 16oz stakes incl. $110 gear swap Pack granite gear virga 22 oz $60 gear swap. Bag MB super stret...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 20, 1:49pm

Re: Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
Now that the dust is settling from throwing stones... how much weight will it hold before it collapses, like is it stable with three to four cups of water. It is a bit of a wind screen in itself no...

In Gear Deals » Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
January 07, 9:03pm

Re: Re: Nunatak Arc Ghost
+1 ya. It needs to be read really fast with a low voice volume .

In Gear Deals » Nunatak Arc Ghost
January 07, 8:46pm

send it up here
We get -22 Sunday actual temp and have already had minus teens but someone up north farther is gonna call me a whiner

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Whoo hoo, some real cold finally coming to VA!!!
January 03, 6:37pm

Re: Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
There are a lot of novels about glacier on here already. Aclimation I don't think will be a problem it never has been for me its not really very high. Bear bags are easy as they have poles and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
January 02, 9:52am

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