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Michael Clow (MikeClow) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Rocky Mountain West
About Me I've been hiking for 52 years. Worked 23 summers for the Forest Service, mostly in backcountry trail maintenance. Out in the woods was the first place I ever felt truly comfortable. My pack is now lighter than ever before, thanks to ideas from BPL!
StateMT
CountryUSA
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Caldera Keg F
Will, thanks for sharing your ideas on Mountain SUL and reviews of appropriate gear. They've inspired me to cut some weight. I'm thinking of adding the Caldera Keg F to my cook kit. Does...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4a: Gear Reviews
May 04, 8:21pm

WTB Scarpa F1 AT boot (not the "Race" model) 28.5 or 29.0
Looking for a pair of Scarpa F1 AT boots in good shape. Not the "Race" model, just the regular F1. Size 28.5 or 29.0 would work for me. Please PM me with description and price and we&#...

In Gear Swap » WTB Scarpa F1 AT boot (not the "Race" model) 28.5 or 29.0
November 09, 3:07pm

Varicose Vein Surgery
I'm hoping someone out there has experience to share. I'm a 59-year old, enthusiastic LW backpacker. I have varicose veins on my left calf due to a youthful accident. When I hike long day...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Varicose Vein Surgery
April 10, 11:56am

Re: SIA Nordic Ski On-Snow Demo 2011: New Waxless Ski Technologies
Great article. I'm glad to hear the manufacturers are working on improvements to fishscales. A fat, turny waxless BC ski with good grip and still good glide sounds like Nirvana!

In Editor's Roundtable » SIA Nordic Ski On-Snow Demo 2011: New Waxless Ski Technologies
April 10, 11:44am

Sew like a pro
Thanks for the great tips. I can see how they could ease some of my sewing fumbles and frustrations. That said, sewing and repairing some of my own gear is fun and very satisfying.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tools and Techniques to Sew Like a Pro
April 23, 9:09pm

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