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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
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Jet boil lid
The jet boil lid will not save weight it's actually a few grams heavier it's just much more better

In GEAR » Snow Peak 700 trekker replacement lid?
September 01, 9:51pm

WOW
Thanks Gary I had no idea how fast the population was increasing, I used to keep up on this stuff. I imagine that with the wolf population growing that the scavaging is getting tougher for the bear...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another death in Yellowstone attributed to a grizzly
September 01, 2:02pm

SP 700 lid
Its not metal but a jet boil lid off the pcs works great and snaps on tight I would not want to use it over a wood fire but I always carry some foil for that. Are you trying to save weight or get a...

In GEAR » Snow Peak 700 trekker replacement lid?
September 01, 1:31pm

setting up tent indoors
If you know that there is not a beautiful hardwood floor under the carpet nails (16p) work great use smooth box not sinkers or galvinised

In GEAR » Seam sealing a Tarp Tent in an apartment
August 31, 6:49pm

Bear populations
When the griz populations get high enough outside the parks Im sure you will see a hunting season open up. BTW we dont get any wandering into Iowa. Maybe a few black bears from minnesota now and th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another death in Yellowstone attributed to a grizzly
August 31, 2:18pm

Help me with this one
You are in a tent, its night a bear attacks, you have a gun, its dark, you cant see sh#t you just do what ? start shooting where you think the bear is? If its got your leg you could try shooting th...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 30, 10:13pm

Well done
Good job Randy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where Should Dog Sleep?
August 30, 8:44pm

Ridge rest
I have an old ridge rest 72" 12oz 36" would be 6oz I have an old blue ridge pad that was 72"x22" and 10oz b4 I cut it down to 36" to go under a prolite xs combined weight 1...

In GEAR » Lighter yet more durable sleeping pad?
August 26, 7:18pm

SMD
A friend of mine bought a SMD skyscrape trekker and once we replaced the pole that connects the trekking poles together I was very impressed, we made a new one out of pex tubeing. The part that com...

In GEAR » In search of the perfect lightweight solo tent!
August 26, 12:53pm

Perfect lid for sp700
Great idea its gotta be better than what snow peak sends. I really like the jet boil lid it snaps on really nice on the sp700. You can order just the lid from jet boil I stole mine off my PCS and t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Snowpeak 700 perfect lid
August 26, 6:45am

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