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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: "Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?"
The Bigelow Tea Company makes a wonderful powdered coconut water and green tea mix packaged in individual sticks to be mixed with 16 oz of water. It's not commonly found on store shelves, so I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 20, 10:23pm

Re: Still My Favorite Cook Kit
I use a setup similar to the one described and for the most part find it to be quite satisfactory. However, once when hiking on a cold, blustery Autumn day I found the wind screen was not sufficie...

In Editor's Roundtable » Still My Favorite Cook Kit
June 25, 9:27pm

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

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