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Mark Verber (verber) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me I backpacked and climbed a lot from 1972 through the 1980s using a heavy-weight approach. In the 1990s other things filled my time. In 2001 I was again backpacking, but with a light weight approach. Most of my trips are to the sierras with a base weight normally around 9lbs.
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All Forum Posts by Mark Verber

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Western Mountaineering Pod 15 Bags, Vaude Daypack, Kestrel Knife, Tarptent Double Rainbow
Pair of Western Mountaineering Pod 15 Sleeping Bags (left, right zippers which mate), for 6ft, 62" shoulder, $225 each, $400 pair. Like New. I seem to recall measuring them at 28oz, One used...

In Gear Swap » Western Mountaineering Pod 15 Bags, Vaude Daypack, Kestrel Knife, Tarptent Double Rainbow
October 12, 6:27pm

FS: Western Mountaineering, Tarptent, TNF Basecamp Duffel, Sony RX100 & UW Enclosure, Wilderness Experience Klettersack, Etc
Posted and then went offline so wasn't able to respond. reposting to restart this.

In Gear Swap » Western Mountaineering, Tarptent, TNF Basecamp Duffel, Sony RX100 & UW Enclosure, Wilderness Experience Klettersack
September 18, 2:15pm

Re: is the sony rx100 worth it?
Worth it? My short answer is yes. Why? The RX100 is the only pocket size camera that I have been happy with the image quality of pictures provided I can keep it below ISO 640 or so. Any other s...

In Photography » is the sony rx100 worth it?
September 03, 2:04pm

Re: What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
As others have indicated, the Arcteryx Cerium will likely not be enough when you stop unless you run very warm. You need about 4x more insulation when sitting as when you are doing heavy work (li...

In GEAR » What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
August 21, 10:06am

Re: Polygeiene
xstatic / visa endurance (when they had 8% silver or more) often they are 4% worked decently. This year I have tried polygiene (in Patagonia cap 1). It has worked pretty well, but not as well as ...

In GEAR » the least stinky of the synthetic baselayers?
August 14, 3:36pm

Re: What is your favorite base layer?
If the trip is going to be below 50F (shoulder, winter trips for me) then Patagonia Cap4 Hoody can't be beat IMHO. When it's warmer I have been mostly wearing a long sleeve Patagonia Cap...

In GEAR » What is your favorite base layer?
August 12, 7:16pm

Re: Current best single person tent around 18-20oz
My recommendation would be the SMD Skyscape-X if you are looking for a three season shelter... especially if you find yourself wanting maximum ventilation while still being protected from bugs. ...

In GEAR » Current best single person tent around 18-20oz
August 11, 6:33pm

spring cleaning: kelty white cloud, misc grab box
Kelty White Cloud 4500, Size L, $150 Mine is obviously used, but still have a good bit of life in it. For someone who is serious I c...

In Gear Swap » spring cleaning: kelty white cloud, misc grab box
May 09, 7:40pm

lighter than air... and maybe shade?
Where I typically backpack the balloon would get hung up on trees... but it you stay above tree line on alpine trips, or in the dessert trees wouldn't be a big problem and with some sort of add...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
May 07, 5:21pm

GGG Parking Lot Sale
I will have a bunch of things: A16 Frame Pack --> going to Ken Kelty White Cloud 4500 Pack (Large) Burton Crux Stove Stoic Do...

In Gear Swap » GGG Parking Lot Sale
January 21, 7:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Verber

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
The most comfortable shoes I have worn. At this editing I am on my 14th pair. Extremely flexible sole which takes some getting use to, but within a month I couldn't imagine using anything else....

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 12, 9:37am

Vargo Triad
The Triad is a cool looking design. The pot holder is stable and effective. Unfortunately the stove's performance is very poor. The stove is difficult to fuel and touchy to light. It's easy to over...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 11, 6:41pm

ThermoJet MicroLite
The stove is easy to fill, light, and use. I found the Microlite to be reasonably fuel efficient, and had a pretty quick boil time for an alcohol stove. The windscreen was more effective than most wi...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 11, 6:35pm

Mountainsmith Ghost
I found this pack to be reasonably comfortable up to 28 lb so long as I don't over stuff it. Nicely designed for an access and usability perspective. Panel loading with a zipper that extends 2/3 of th...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 11, 6:04pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
The Sunday Afternoon Adventure Hat is the coolest wearing hat I have used which provides excellent sun protection. I can't imagine a better hat for hot weather. I have found the hat to be durable...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 11, 10:24am

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I wish I was one of those people who could sleep on a thin torso pad... but that just doesn't work for me. I can't fall asleep on a foam pad unless I am extremely sleep deprived (e.g. around the thir...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 11, 10:11am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
The Ghost provides a great deal of warmth in a light and compact package. I would say that it's a '5' if I was just using it in the summer (temps about 45F)... but only a '4' when ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 11, 9:53am

Evernew Nonstick Titanium 0.9 L Pot
I have been using this pot for five years. It's the perfect size for solo trips with enough room to boiling water for a hot drink as well as cook a meal. I have found the pot to be durable and the non...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 15, 10:38pm

Montbell Thermawrap jacket
A simple, light weight layering piece. Full zip to make it easy to take on and off. The shell is fairly windproof. The collar seals well and has a comfortable micro fleece liner. There are no pock...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 15, 10:10pm

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I have had my dragonfly for several years now. It has gone on countless trips as well as used around town. I actually prefer it to the more recent hodini windshirt. I have found the cut and length ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 06, 8:52am