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Monty Montana (TarasBulba) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Rocky Mountains
About Me Growing up in Montana, I was immersed in the outdoors since day one and have been backpacking for about 45 years, both as an avocation and for a few years professionally for the Forest Service. I also enjoy snowshoeing, nordic & alpine skiing, cycling, kayaking, photography, and solo trips.
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All Forum Posts by Monty Montana

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Re: Recommendation on tights
When hiking during the shoulder season I add cycling leggings to my kit to wear during those brisk morning hours; at one time I wore the traditional wool leggings, but I agree with Matthew and find...

In GEAR » Recommendation on tights
November 24, 4:59pm

Re: Is Golite shipping? Or stiffing
Thanks everyone for the timely advice and the reassurance that some items are indeed being shipped. I will both be patient and contact my credit card company to get all my ducks in a row! Happy t...

In Gear Deals » Is Golite shipping? Or stiffing?
November 24, 4:24pm

Is Golite shipping? Or stiffing?
I placed an order to Golite over a week ago and then another a day or two later and have yet to receive an e-mail confirmation. I tried calling, but the call gets sent to purgatory. I tried the o...

In Gear Deals » Is Golite shipping? Or stiffing?
November 23, 11:32pm

Re: Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
I, too, experienced the most excruciating pain last summer after trying to boost my mileage by shoving off hard on my big toe instead of just striding. The pain around the ball of my foot was phen...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 10:39pm

re: Arch Support Question
Jennifer & Samuel, thanks for your thoughtful and insightful input. I've found that for hiking on moderate, maintained trails, the "out of the box" trail runner is light and mocc...

In GEAR » Yet another shoe question
October 30, 9:41pm

Re: Reflective
I have an Omni-Heat zip-T, and I don't care that much for it because it makes me feel COLD! Is that just me, or does it not live up to marketing spin?

In GEAR » Omni-Heat reflective?
October 29, 9:54pm

Re: Help me buy my next Layering piece for winter camping/Backpacking.
Insightful comments from the previous posters, so I'll keep mine brief. Good choice on the MB Frostline! It's affordable and not sewn through construction; however, I'm saving my mone...

In GEAR » Help me buy my next Layering piece for winter camping/Backpacking.
October 29, 9:39pm

New: Arch Support Question
Hi Roger! I recall you saying something similar in the past about "arch support", especially as promoted by Nike. I, and I,m sure others would, too, would sure enjoy some elaboration on...

In GEAR » Yet another shoe question
October 29, 8:48pm

Re: silicone bakeware
As Sarah mentioned, lots of stuff is already out there. I bought a silicone coffee cup sleeve from Starbucks and cut it into three pieces to use as a pot gripper...weight per each: ~ .2 oz. Conve...

In GEAR » MSR Titan Kettle - Hot Handles
October 27, 10:41pm

Houdini on sale
I just checked and they're still available. Try going to realcheapsports/patagonia and then enter houdini in the search box.,,that will take you there. Happy trails!

In Gear Deals » Houdini on sale
October 18, 5:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Monty Montana

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Klean-Strip Green Denatured Alcohol
This review isn't about an actual alcohol stove, but rather about the fuel that all these stoves use. For the vast majority of the alcohol fuel enthusiasts the fuel of choice has been a denatured...

In Stoves - Alcohol
May 17, 10:11pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Even though I already have a couple of pots, I decided to pick up the Titan last spring. Two things I appreciated right away were the lid handle, which can lock in the upright position so fingers don...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 31, 9:53pm

Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti Cookset
It's been about three years now since I picked up the mini solo, and it has served me well. I started out by using it with a Brunton Crux stove, which stows nicely inside along with a canister. ...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 30, 10:06pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I bought my superfeet several years ago when they first came out after reading a review in Backpacker mag. Even though I thought the price exorbitant, I willingly coughed up the green with a prayer t...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 30, 8:41pm