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Mark Ries (mtmnmark) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
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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Maybe better to get someother instruction so he does not rip yer head off

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to deal with bears...
August 16, 12:57pm

Thanks Greg
I would like to thank Greg Mihalik again for buying and distributing the nylafume bags I used one this weekend and was very happy with it, nice and tough and worked great as a pack liner. I could a...

In GEAR » Thanks Greg
August 15, 7:47pm

I have never had one leak and have one pushing 10 yrs my ex has one that would be 14-15 yrs I have a dromadary bag that old also but its much heavier. However I am a recent convert of the cheap old...

In GEAR » Why are Platypus hydration bladders to popular here?
August 15, 5:03pm

What I see
I see a tent with too vertical of sidewalls to handle winds and stay staked it does have lots of headroom side room space but I think the cost of that will be having to camp at very sheltered loca...

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 11, 7:05am

Is that a true story Ron
I hope not

In Make Your Own Gear » Wholesale Climashield?
August 10, 4:44pm

I think a rounded shape is best
yeah and then the hole can go back in the center cause it will not be on the bend

In GEAR » Tent Stake Input
August 10, 4:34pm

Ya what peter said
The radius idea is great as I noticed sixmoons has out right now. I have some old walrus stakes like this great holding power but not the best head to pound on

In GEAR » Tent Stake Input
August 10, 3:39pm

How bout two offset holes
Two offset holes would take out the twisting and I bet would still be stronger than one in the center

In GEAR » Tent Stake Input
August 10, 3:32pm

Pm sent
on the down light vest and the houdini

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell Down Inner Pant, Patagonia Houdini, ID Hot Socks, ID Sil Poncho, EB Downlight Vest
August 10, 11:41am

Hole location
Are not you weakening the strongest point of the stake by drilling it there I would think that right beside the corner would be much better but then I cant even spell engineer... or can I, I dont know

In GEAR » Tent Stake Input
August 10, 11:28am

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