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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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poly/cotton blend fabric: OK performance after getting wet?
Back in the 70s (pre Gore-Tex) 60/40 cloth was all the rage...60% nylon and 40% cotton. The idea was that the cotton threads would swell during a rain storm and make the jacket water resistant. T...

In GEAR » poly/cotton blend fabric: OK performance after getting wet?
September 25, 11:24pm

RE: What's your favorite green tea?
I hate to disappoint Roger, but I recently found on a cold, rainy morn high in Montana's Anaconda Pintlars that Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Latte helped cast a golden glow on the day'...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
September 12, 9:23pm

New Balance MO 1099
The New Balance 1000 was given a pretty good review here a while back, so I got a pair and put a lot of snowshoeing miles on them, and they performed quite well with no complaints. They're wat...

In GEAR » Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
September 12, 7:54pm

Favorite CDT shirt
Check out the Rab Boreas: soft, breathes, 1/2 zip, hood, works as baselayer or outer.

In GEAR » Favorite high Sierra shirt?
August 04, 9:40pm

Re: Chocolate
I, too, vote for the Trader Joe's Pound Plus Dark Chocolate (72%). It's tasty - ummm, ummm - and the best buy around at about $5. Colin Fletcher, in his book The Complete Walker IV, recom...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chocolate
August 03, 3:43pm

RE: Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
During the summer months I'm not in need of a hot breakfast, and I'm also not inclined to an extra cleanup chore after cold oatmeal. So I rely on the oft voted favorite: Bear Valley Pemmic...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
August 03, 2:44pm

There's FAT in my JERKY!! So?
Story: Back in the day, my uncle Avalino, who lived in adobe and had no electricity, would cut up a deer he had shot into strips...fat, connective tissue and all. Then he'd marinate in in pla...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » there's FAT in my JERKY!!
August 02, 9:00pm

Re: Why Deet?
Hi Bob. I agree that some strategically placed DEET on one's shirt may be effective; however, depending on the fabric, it may just dissolve! Or weaken substantially. I prefer to wear a long-s...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
August 01, 2:35pm

Re: Where to buy an Instaflator?
Go to: themillair.com

In GEAR » Where to buy an Instaflator?
July 31, 6:43pm

Re: Comparative efficiency of caldera cone vs diy windscreen in wind
Hi Hugh. I have no "hard data", only personal, anecdotal experience, and yes, the Caldera Cone greatly improves the efficiency of an alcohol stove in the wind. Pre CC I experienced wind...

In GEAR » Comparative efficiency of caldera cone vs diy windscreen in wind
July 31, 6:30pm

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