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John Mowery (Mow) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Minnesota, USA
About Me Grew up in Minnesota, became an adult in Colorado, lost a bet and moved back to Minnesota. I spend a great deal of time each summer chasing backcountry trout in the Rockies.
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Fibram Five Fingers
Anyone ever use of these? Thoughts on use as a camp shoe? Most importantly; weight?

In GEAR » Fibram Five Fingers
June 21, 1:49pm

Re: FS: OR LightHaven
Only if I were in Texas near the Clear Creek following Rough Hollow in a field of spring Blue Bonnets. And had two fly rods instead of one.

In Gear Swap » FS: OR LightHaven
May 10, 8:48pm

FS: OR LightHaven
I received this as a gift and it's just not for me. It's brand new with tags. I set it up in my yard one time. I haven't weighted it, nor have I seam sealed it. For More informati...

In Gear Swap » FS: OR LightHaven
May 09, 10:00am

Rare finds
I found a tomahawk head with some cool engravings, a perfect quartz hide scraper, and a quartz mallet somewhere in Wyoming. All of which are exactly where I found them. The coolest find I'v...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Finds
April 25, 11:47am

Re: Why Backpacking?
The fishing in the backcountry is far better than in the frontcountry. To fish rivers 99.99% of other anglers will never see, let along fish, is my reason for being out there. Plus, to live on as...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Backpacking?
March 29, 11:51am

Re: What do you sleep on?
Hennessy Hammock with a prolite 3 for warmth.

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 21, 9:11am

Re: Pain in back of knee
I have (had) the exact same problem - too many days spend bump skiing. Here is what I did to combat it: 1. Had an MRI ($700!) to make certain there was nothing structurally wrong with my knee. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pain in back of knee
March 08, 1:48pm

Re: The Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
Fishing? You can't do no stinkin' fishing when you're backpacking..... Buy the Granite Gear. A pound is a lot....

In GEAR » The Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
February 28, 4:01pm

Golite Cave 1 vs. MLD Grace Tarp
Which would you rather own based on performance and ease of set-up?

In GEAR » Golite Cave 1 vs. MLD Grace Tarp
February 09, 9:46am

FS: Marmot Ion Windshirt
Color: Burnt Size: Mens Medium Price: $55 plus shipping Brand new, excellent condition. PM or email me at gearfreak77 at mac dot com

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Ion Windshirt
February 07, 11:34am

All Reader Reviews by John Mowery

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Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Poncho Tarp
This is my favorite piece of gear. I use it as a "cooking shelter" while I'm hammock camping in griz country. I've also used it in combination with a bivy. My version is 8 feet 6 ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 27, 10:49am

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
This is an exceptional piece of gear. Very well made and thought out. The side zip makes getting in and out of the bivy very easy. The straps secure a sleep pad well. The mosquito netting does a n...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 27, 10:40am