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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 55 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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pressure regulator
According to an article by Roger C. investigating Soto's pressure regulator, it is just marketing other words, it does nothing except add weight. I would expect the same for JB's...

In Gear Deals » Ruta Locura Sale/ New stove setup
July 27, 3:17pm

re: I'll take one
If you're still making the thingy, I'll take one! Send a PM if so and I'll send payment via Pay Pal. Thanks.

In Gear Deals » BPL exclusive--BRS-3000T Jetboil pot riser disk
July 27, 2:59pm

Re: Gizmodo and the SHR
Justin...this past winter Change.Org circulated a petition asking that Yosemite allow Ursack use because it had been approved by the IGBC in 2014. Head Ranger Charles Cuvelier requested one for te...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 21
July 24, 2:53pm

Re: CO and Jet Boil hack
Hi Ross, since the JB pot's fins rests on the stove's support arms as is - if you're careful - I haven't yet gotten around to do any bending, though I will just for the sake of adde...

In Gear Deals » Ruta Locura Sale/ New stove setup
June 06, 2:58pm

Re: inflatable
Wow! You're a genius David! I wouldn't have thought of that ever. You're an example of what's good about BPL: sharing ideas with others. I just happen to have some old CCF pads ...

In Packrafting » Lightweight PDF recommendation
May 26, 5:30pm

Re: "#Moonlight tent ..."
My take is that yes, there are quite a bit of rude, intolerant, comments generated by this post. And by the same usual, rude, intolerant suspects. I don't even read their abrasive drivel any...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 6:29pm

Re: inflatable
Hey Luke, thanks for the tip, I'll check it out! Also, thanks for being intelligent enough to interpolate a typo...I didn't know there trolls on BPL.

In Packrafting » Lightweight PDF recommendation
May 25, 5:19pm

NEW: CO and Jet Boil hack
Hi Josh! I had already been playing around with the mini BRS stove and a few HE pots: the Optimus Terra Weekend HE and the Olicamp XTS HE, both aluminium, and the Jetboil Sol Ti (HE) when I came ...

In Gear Deals » Ruta Locura Sale/ New stove setup
May 25, 4:38pm

Lightweight PDF recommendation
I recently acquired a Supai packraft for flatwater use: alpine lake fishing, calm river crossing, etc. Should I also pack along a PDF, or is that overkill for this kind of use? I kind of hate to ...

In Packrafting » Lightweight PDF recommendation
May 25, 1:23pm

Re: New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review
I have the first iteration of the Pbville, thanks to your previous review, and indeed, they are a fine shoe to hike in. However, my mediums seem to be a bit pointy in the toe area compared to the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review
March 18, 9:41pm

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