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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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Sleeping bag
Hi Jen me again, years back in the mag. "The Mother Earth News" a rather good article on making a sleeping bad out of the fibers (seed carriers) from milk weed pods not sure about how UL ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: u.l. low temp sleeping bag
September 24, 10:33am

Sleeping bag
Hi Jen the canadian geese are flying over the farm here alot lately so as soon as I kill enough of them Ill start making you a bag out in my garage. BTW what do you think of the name "The Smal...

In Gear Swap » WTB: u.l. low temp sleeping bag
September 24, 10:06am

Just maybe...
If we go back to the OP and only comment on that and then ignore all the off subject posts like they did not happen then this thread will go in its intended direction or die. Sorry I know so little...

In Chaff » ultralight revolver
September 24, 9:49am

The picture of the two tents was taken in my yard the lightheart is mine. There are some differences in the two tents they are not as close as the pics make it look. I think there are a lot closer ...

In GEAR » A Tale of Two Tents: Skyscape Trekker and Lightheart Solo
September 23, 9:06am

Forest Gump
I think Forest was quoting his mother so I guess that goes to show that what we learn about life, religon,guns ,hunting, fishing and animal rights can be passed down and influenced by others. I hav...

In Chaff » ultralight revolver
September 22, 9:41am

C razies
I never hurt anyone but being a crazy myself I would feel better if you left it at home. Bear spray has excellent results on me

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » .380 on a ultralight backpacking/camping trip?
September 19, 10:22pm

sleeping pad
The lightest option that I have been trying that I feel alright with is a prolite extra small with a 3/8" blueridge mat under that. These are both 36", my head overhangs the mat and for a...

In GEAR » sleeping on 2/3 pad
September 19, 9:54pm

Talk more LNT
I wonder if LNT has become a way with so many older backpackers that it is not talked about and passed on to the newer younger hikers backpackers. We all talk sport but not ethics. Ive seen posts o...

In Post-Trip Reports » trash, hidden crap , and tp everywhere on JMT.
September 19, 12:05pm

A bump for the home state

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning
September 19, 6:52am

Good luck Bryce and Girlie Girl
I hope you guys have a great time and all works out... Maybe we should all get together hold hands and pray for you guys

In GEAR » Backpacking for the girly girl
September 16, 10:26pm

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