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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: "The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack"
Thanks! This was a great read, a trip down memory lane as it were. I have the GG Whisper and the original Jam and still use them but sure appreciate the latest GG Gorilla for heavier loads. Agai...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 05, 8:52pm

Re: Coffee Bags
Hi again Delmar! the coffee bags that K.J. is using are not at all like the one's I purchased at Whole Foods in Seattle; theirs are about twice as long and don't require a hat pin, or what...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making a Cup from Ground Coffee
November 08, 11:28pm

Coffee Bags
Hey Delmar, check out the coffee aisle at one of your local supermarkets and look for Folger's Singles. These are coffee bags similar to tea bags but larger; they're individually sealed ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making a Cup from Ground Coffee
November 07, 6:35pm

Re: Paleo backpacking
Decades ago, when under the tutelage of a trapper, I was given this advice from someone who had lived through many winters: "Don't just eat fish, you will starve!" I believe him.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Paleo backpackers??
November 06, 11:25pm

New: Cowboy coffee
So far I've seen several mentions of cowboy coffee but no real cowboy coffee offered. Here in Montana, where the antelope and cowboys still roam, we have cowboy coffee, and it's yet to be ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making a Cup from Ground Coffee
November 06, 9:59pm

Re: Backpacking With A Thermometer
A long, long time ago, in a land far, far away, there was this place called REI. They used to sell mountaineering and hiking items. One of the items was a minimum registering alcohol thermometer ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Thermometer
October 30, 7:19pm

Re: Finnish Thousand Meters Round
Thanks for your article about a very awe inspiring landscape Harri! I can't imagine walking all day across all those immense rubble fields; it certainly must have been exhausting. I noticed in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Finnish Thousand Meters Round
October 02, 8:52pm

Re: Foot care kit, need help.
If SportSlick contains Triclosan, then avoid it! Triclosan has been found to alter hormone regulation, contributes to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria, and might be harmful to the ...

In GEAR » Foot care kit, need help.
September 25, 9:16pm

Re: Minimalist hiking shoes
I bought a pair of Lone Peaks after reading Ryan's original article and found them to be very comfortable on some of the moderate, maintained trails in Montana's Anaconda Pintlar Wilderness...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review
September 18, 9:37pm

Sawyer Water Filter deal
Wally World has great prices on Sawyer filters! The filter bottle is $29.88 ($49.95 at REI), and the 32 oz squeeze filter is also offered at $29.88 ($39.95 @ REI) At those prices you can afford t...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Water Filter deal
September 09, 12:32pm

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