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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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StateIowa
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Re: Foam durability
It seems very tough, more so than a blue mat. I'm looking for light weight and warmth, cut down to 72×20 it should weigh 7.5 oz. most likely it will be cut down smaller I'm really wonderin...

In GEAR » new ccf pad
January 01, 12:36pm

new ccf pad
I just picked up a new sleeping pad from of all places Dicks Sporting Goods it is a Coleman rest easy pad it was 24 inches by 72 inches by .4 inches weight 9.2 oz the material it was made out of is...

In GEAR » new ccf pad
January 01, 10:17am

Re: GG Vapor Trail, used TAR, size 9 shoes
I will take both the TARs

In Gear Swap » GG Vapor Trail, used TAR, size 9 shoes
December 30, 12:01pm

Re: Wind River Range (Fly Fishing)
If we tell you then we have to kill you

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River Range (Fly Fishing)
December 28, 3:07pm

Re: CCF pads. taking the plunge??
After having a pad go flat on me in cold weather the first night of a 8 day trip and not able to find the leak I always bring at least a half length ccf pad and a half length inflatable or a combi...

In GEAR » CCF pads. taking the plunge??
December 28, 2:51pm

Re: I'm converted to light wieght
Doug I've come from carrying a 55-60 lb pack and pussyfooted my way down doing what I felt safe and my advise is to jump all the way down. I went from a seven pound tent to a 4.5 to 2.8 to 41oz...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
December 28, 12:24am

Re: PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
Didn't read the book but went and saw the movie tonite and enjoyed it despite the negative reviews I'd read prior to going. I'm kinda amazed that others can judge the author/main char...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 25, 11:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: John Muir died 100 years ago on Christmas Eve
books to read I would recommend John Muir the 8 wilderness discovery books starting with the story of my boyhood and youth, a thousand mile walk to the Gulf, my first summer in the Sierra, the Moun...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir died 100 years ago on Christmas Eve
December 24, 9:12pm

Re: Puppy ate my manhood
I saw a good one the other day. When training a puppy get a newspaper and roll it up, if the puppy does anything wrong hit yourself on the head with rolled up newspaper for not keeping a closer eye...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Puppy ate my manhood
December 23, 7:52am

Re: Does this Mid make my vent look big?
Nice mid Ben. I really like the large vent but wonder how much weight a triangular flap on the inside of the vent would add, attached across the bottom and zippered up the sides. I would think that...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does this Mid make my vent look big?
December 17, 9:18pm

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