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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
CityDavenport
StateIowa
Countryusa

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Re: Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
I've been trying to stop preaching lighter weight packing as I've been guilty of this in the past. I did just go on a hiking meet up beginner hike one of the gals had borrowed a twelve poun...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
December 13, 11:02pm

Re: Re: Instaflator
All I did was get a stopper or rubber cork and drill a hole through it. The first one I made I used a 3/8" drill it worked OK but the larger 1/2" hole sure let's the air out of the b...

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 05, 12:30pm

Re: air mattress pump?
I made my own out of my pack liner which is a nylafume bag I picked up a rubber stopper from ace hardware that was 3/4" on the small end I drilled a 1/2" hole through the center and on th...

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 04, 10:02pm

dimensions
What is the girth and how tall is this for maybe a weight while your at it

In Gear Swap » FS: 30*F 800+fp goose down quilt
December 03, 10:54am

staked footprint
I don't see where the tarp is going to have a smaller staked footprint than the hexamid it might be narrower but its going to be longer, no? Maybe if you used a tent with the largest size stake...

In GEAR » Most convenient entry and light, bug bivy and shelter system?
December 03, 10:17am

Re: 'Caught In A Storm, Near-Hypothermic, A Piece Of Gear Saved My Life'
Might he be looking for an advertising deal with the headlights manufacturer

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 'Caught In A Storm, Near-Hypothermic, A Piece Of Gear Saved My Life'
December 01, 6:04pm

End of the story
Since Eric brought this up again I guess I should tell how things ended. Eric provided the link to see and read the previous thread. After accepting the fact that I was stuck with the ugly repair I...

In GEAR » Montbell makes great stuff....
December 01, 9:15am

hood detail
I'm having problems visualizing what its like to get the hood on pillow in place and then get all the tucking in around the shoulders and neck and not have drafts could you show us what the up...

In GEAR » Review on the New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
November 28, 7:24am

Re: Updates on DriDown Quilt
Great idea, why didn't I think of that. Its nice to see you looking at your designs and improving them b4 they hit the market.

In GEAR » Review on the New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
November 28, 7:02am

thank you again
Thank you again for all the comments and thanks Mark M for sharing the story of your Dad I'm hoping that someone will read it and benefit from it. I'm sorry for your loss.

In Chaff » twenty five years ago today
November 28, 12:19am

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