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Mitch Chesney (MChesney) - BPL Forum Member

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athletic fit, slightly loose
I like the idea of an action suit (baselayer + light grid fleece + windshirt/softshell) but I also like the idea of having a light puffy (60g/m2 or down micropuff) under the softshell in sustained ...

In GEAR » Wind shirt sizing
January 05, 11:35am

Sheet set case
So every time I buy the cheaper sheets at Target they come in a 'mini pillow case' of 100% cotton. I have about a half dozen now. Depending on the size of the 'kit' they can range...

In GEAR » UL soft pillow liner
January 03, 10:57am

more in your head, less on your back
I think anyone experienced in first aid (wilderness or otherwise) is unlikely to develop or use an app. That's why you're finding so many entry level apps without the details you'd act...

In GEAR » first aid app
January 03, 9:44am

I know it goes against the UL philosophy but sometimes convenience and boil times are more important. In the process of making a Kovea Spider more efficient, and failing, I've come to the end ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
January 03, 8:41am

More clever marketing
I posted a while back disgruntled that the inflated width was a few inches shorter than listed - had to go Long just to get something that felt wide enough. In the posted picture, the original XTh...

In GEAR » Rejoice! New rectangular xtherm for 2015
January 03, 8:18am

nalgene breaking?
Wait wait wait... I'm concerned now since I use LDPE Nalgenes in my bag and quilt all the time. And yes, they work with 100˚C water without deformation or other failure - I can't say for ...

In GEAR » Bottle container for hot liquid
January 03, 8:15am

Some tips
Two 1L Platypus collapsible bottles. Start with both filled. Drink 1L immediately, allowing for up to 6 miles of travel in 80˚F sun on the PCT before hitting another water source. Upon arriving...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
January 01, 3:28am

two bags is my limit
I have one of the original GoLite 20˚F quilts and a WM Puma MF (-25˚F). I find these are the sweet spots without owning a half dozen bags. The GoLite can be taken colder by wearing additional l...

In Winter Hiking » What's your winter bag temp rating?
January 01, 3:15am

Neoshell fabrics. Word is they are quite a step up in air permeability, comfort, and weight.

In GEAR » 2015
January 01, 2:51am

Paid App
$0.99. nope, sorry, lost my business if you don't include a free trial. I value my morning $1 black coffee too much to risk it on an app ;)

In GEAR » knots 3d
October 14, 11:43am

All Reader Reviews by Mitch Chesney

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AlpineAire Vegan Mountain Chili
imagine taking an under-seasoned chili and grinding it to a paste. No good texture, just kind of gloop, and the taste wasn't exactly chili... it was just 'off' and I attribute it to the s...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 18, 11:49am

AlpineAire Pepper Steak with Rice
Not bad in whole. Texture is great and pepper flavour is definitely there, but it needs more seasoning. Try adding Siracha or Tabasco to bring it up to par with expectations. Not a bad base dish.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 18, 11:46am

AlpineAire Chicken Gumbo
Absolutely delicious. Rehydrates with proper texture from rice, chicken, and peppers. Looks and tastes like home-cooked meal. Just the right amount of spice to keep it interesting. Much better tha...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 18, 11:44am

Hammer Chocolate Peanut Butter
Unlike its brother, Peanut Butter Chocolate, this bar is actually quite delicious. It has less protein (14g vs 30g) but is quite edible and went down quick. Would buy again.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
November 18, 11:41am

Hammer Peanut Butter Chocolate
Being starved, on the verge of 20 hours without food, and having just come down from the mountains I suspected I'd eat anything. This particular bar was something I had to force down - the peanut...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
November 18, 11:39am

Hammer Almond Cacao
Chewable, being neither hard nor soft, and the almond main body is lacking flavour supplemented by the bits of cacao spread throughout. Not my first choice but edible.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
November 18, 11:36am