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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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Re: Ozarks, with trout fishing maybe
Irish wilderness area is along the eleven point river which parts are a blue ribbon trout stream. Beautiful area with a couple springs for water and a large cave to explore. This is more south east...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozarks, with trout fishing maybe
May 08, 12:12pm

Re: Recommended Fly Assortment for Colorado Alpine Creeks and Lakes
You might google "Rich Osthoff" and "fast sinking scuds" for alpine lakes Rich sells fly's and writes some interesting books

In Fishing » Recommended Fly Assortment for Colorado Alpine Creeks and Lakes
May 07, 9:43pm

Does the way they attach the web strap to the hip belt fabric concern anybody else? IF the shoulder straps a improvement that's great cause they were very good on the original. Also wondering ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GG VIRGA 2
May 05, 9:49pm

Re: Good Lid Designs?
Get a oven liner from the dollar store, cut it an inch bigger all around or 2 inches bigger in diameter and fold it over the edge. Secure with a rubber band and it stays on great in pack

In Make Your Own Gear » Good Lid Designs?
April 23, 7:58am

I love happy endings
I sure hope this works out for you two

In Gear Swap » Time share wanted: Bearikade Expedition
April 10, 4:14pm

Re: Lures/ bait for trout
Years back when I never had much luck fishing I met an old man in the snowy range who gave me a "Super Duper" the next lake I hit was my best fishing and its gotten even better I highly r...

In Fishing » Lures/ bait for trout
April 09, 10:05pm

Re: Where to buy an ultralight 2 gram finger tooth brush?
They also sell finger toothbrushes in pet stores but I'm not sure of the weight or if they are exactly the same. Edit slow on the draw

In GEAR » Where to buy an ultralight 2 gram finger tooth brush?
March 23, 7:07am

Re: WTB Montbell SS down hugger #1
I don't have one but you might want to note if the UL is what you want or the 650 fill bag or either. Montbell has to many bags

In Gear Swap » WTB Montbell SS down hugger #1
March 15, 4:44pm

Re: Re: Drying 90 Pounds of Apples (Video by Critter)
I also use cinnamon and sugar. Its to hard to get the apple thinly and evenly covered with cinnamon unless you mix it with sugar. I shake it over the apples.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Drying 90 Pounds of Apples (Video by Critter)
March 07, 6:25am

Re: More like 7 going on 8
I doubt he was talking of the SP 700 as down farther he mentions lid weight for a 1.5 liter pot. But the SP700 is an excellent example of a lid to leave home, its as worthless as it gets. I really ...

In GEAR » Aluminium FOIL pot lid
March 04, 10:27am

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