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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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Ads inbetween forum posts
I think this is every bit as bad as someone jumping on someones forsale thread and saying I have the same thing for X price new, and could distract the sale. Would we be ok with campsaver or prolit...

In Chaff » Ads inbetween Forum Posts
September 24, 12:37pm

Re: Re: Respectfully not a responsable post
Bernard, so I take it that information even if it is sound should not be given if it is not from an expert. My first backpack trip to glacier I had very little knowledge of bears or any reason to b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Guidelines for Grizzly Country
September 24, 12:02pm

Re: Re: Happy anniverary
This is non food related but I might suggest 2 synmat UL with coupling kit

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » help me w/ my 30th anniversary backcountry meal selection
September 24, 10:57am

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

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