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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

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Re: Mn BPLers
I don't know, its getting complicated, I'm so confused. I don't even do tenkara, what if everyone makes fun of me beats me up and breaks my flyrod. Id feel like a sheepherder at a cattl...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
February 27, 8:03am

Not to tell you what you want but a prolite xs is bigger and lighter not sure on the r- factor though. Also it would have a lifetime warrenty.

February 23, 9:19pm


In Gear Swap » WTB Tarptent Moment DW
February 22, 10:17am

Re: Life Lesson #4,217
You need to strap pillows to the bottom of the snow shoes (to simulate stepping in snow) then put two treadmills side by side. And now to keep the snarky thing going. There was that so hard you big...

In Chaff » Life Lesson #4,217
February 21, 10:20am

Re: Ruffwear Dog Pack
My old pup Laddie (RIP) carried one of these and didn't mind it a bit. He didn't complain about weight either. If the pack was on that meant we were hiking and hiking was good

In Gear Swap » Ruffwear Dog Pack
February 21, 9:14am

Re: Re: RE: Tyvek tarp (Low-tech alternative)
Do you want the house wrap? Do you know anybuilders or framers? I have a 5' roll of the tyvek house wrap? How much do you need?

In GEAR » Tyvek tarp
February 19, 3:43pm

I'm on the fence May1 is my grand daughters 14th birthday. Most likely if I stayed home that weekend she would not want to do anything anyway. But I will have to talk with her

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
February 17, 6:30am

I dont want to keep this thread going but...
Stephen M. Good post, the very best. I was almost going to pm Stephen as to not help keep this thread alive. Stephen M. that guy has got class. There has been sometimes on here that I've jumped...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 16, 5:31pm

Re: WTB: 1/1.5 person tent
I would add a lightheart solo to your list. I've made it work with a girlfriend before and it really wasn't to bad. My grand daughter shared it with a friend last year also. I think they ar...

In Gear Swap » WTB: 1/1.5 person tent
February 08, 8:30pm

Re: MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
You asked Roger to read maybe you could ask him to respond :)

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 08, 9:39am

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