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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
Countryusa

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big 5 cause I carry two pads
I've got other pricier gear but lately I've been buying gear swap. Tent six moons wild oasis 16oz stakes incl. $110 gear swap Pack granite gear virga 22 oz $60 gear swap. Bag MB super stret...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 20, 1:49pm

Re: Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
Now that the dust is settling from throwing stones... how much weight will it hold before it collapses, like is it stable with three to four cups of water. It is a bit of a wind screen in itself no...

In Gear Deals » Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
January 07, 9:03pm

Re: Re: Nunatak Arc Ghost
+1 ya. It needs to be read really fast with a low voice volume .

In Gear Deals » Nunatak Arc Ghost
January 07, 8:46pm

send it up here
We get -22 Sunday actual temp and have already had minus teens but someone up north farther is gonna call me a whiner

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Whoo hoo, some real cold finally coming to VA!!!
January 03, 6:37pm

Re: Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
There are a lot of novels about glacier on here already. Aclimation I don't think will be a problem it never has been for me its not really very high. Bear bags are easy as they have poles and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
January 02, 9:52am

Re: FS Avid Hikers Estate
First I am sorry for the loss of your cousin I wonder of he was one of us. You really need to get an inventory list of make, model and sizes. You might have a fair chunk of change laying there and ...

In Gear Swap » FS Avid Hikers Estate
December 22, 9:28am

Re: WTB - Cheap XL Hiking Clothes for Friend
You might keep in mind if you are loaning him a sleeping bag and pack that those also are going to fit an XL tighter

In Gear Swap » WTB - Cheap XL Hiking Clothes for Friend
December 20, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Why?
+1 Desert Dweller, Craig and Sara. And to Justin weed may be the lesser of the two evils but alot are going drink with it also and snort and ??? Good luck with all that, I hope it works better for ...

In Chaff » Marijuana use amongst teens.
December 20, 7:56am

Re: Suggestions for dual sport motorcycle iPhone mount
Jen I think it will be frustrating trying to see the screen on all but the darkest days there is a reason motorcycle gps's cost what they do. So did you get a beemer?

In Other Activities » Suggestions for dual sport motorcycle iPhone mount
December 18, 8:05am

Re: traditional tent vs canopy tent
Hi Eric out of curiosity did the condensation run out the eave vents as some speculated or did it end up on the floor and your bag.

In Post-Trip Reports » traditional tent vs canopy tent
December 15, 1:23am

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