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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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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

Re: long rain jackets?
Justin, check out the Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule featured in the new Backpacker Gear Guide...6.5 oz, $129. It's said to afford excellent ventilation; check it out!

In GEAR » long rain jackets?
March 17, 7:54pm

Re: Haglöfs L.I.M. Low trail shoe
Hi Andreas, The item you indicated came up a blank page when I went to view it, so I went to Sierra Trading Post to see what they had in Haglofs, which is a quality brand in Europe but not seen ...

In GEAR » Haglöfs L.I.M. Low trail shoe
February 05, 10:45pm

re: Fringe - possum down pants and fleece shorts
Gary, try: They may not have exactly what you have in mind, but they might be able to point you int he right direction. Happy trails!

In GEAR » Fringe - possum down pants and fleece shorts?
January 25, 10:00pm

Re: Capilene 4 hoody owners
Kodiak, My Capilene 4 hoody, size M weighs 8.3 oz on my digital scale; Terrmar Geo Tec zip-T, 9.6 oz; Terramar Climasense zip-T 10 oz; Outdoor Research zip-T 11.4 oz; Smartwool hoody 9.9 oz. Wi...

In GEAR » Capilene 4 hoody owners
January 23, 9:15pm

Re: Flash Lite
Fall 2015 Preview: Stoves and Cookware 1/8 fall 2015 camp kitchen preview: jetboil flash lite - See more at:

In GEAR » Jetboil Flash Lite
January 23, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Flash Lite burner?
Jim, do you think the non-regulated burner would be compatible with a Sol Ti cup? I'm assuming a n-r burner would be lighter, and if I can lighten up my Sol Ti, which I dearly love and can'...

In GEAR » Jetboil Flash Lite
January 22, 9:47pm

Re: Saucony Xodus 3.0
I can highly recommend the Saucony Xodus 3.0 (13 oz, 11.5) and the lighter Peregrine 2 (10 oz, 11.5, the newer iterations are even lighter). The former comes with a Vibram sole, while the latter h...

In GEAR » Best UL Hiker for mud, wet roots / boardwalks, and wet rocks
January 22, 9:28pm

Re: SMD Gatewood Cape Questions
I've been using my Gatewood Cape for ~10 years and wouldn't have anything else. I've even used it in the winter in the PNW. This past summer my brother hiked into the Jewel Basin sout...

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Questions
January 21, 10:33pm

Winter Trail Runner
Will R did a BPL review of the lightest winter trail runner a while back: the New Balance 1000. My size 11.5 weigh in at 1 lb per shoe (many decent summer trail runners weigh 14 oz), and they'...

In GEAR » Trail runner / neoprene overboot setup for snowshoeing
January 21, 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