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Michael K (chinookhead) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm from Michigan and now I live in Texas. I have been an avid hiker and fisherman (spin and fly fishing) for most of my life. I have been a "traditional" backpacker and I am slowly trying to lighten my load.

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LL bean windblock converta-mitts
These are the warmest converta mitts that I've used. The windproof/waterproof membrane seems to make them that much warmer than plain fleece or rag wool gloves. These gloves have worked for m...

In GEAR » Need better gloves, Need help finding the right pair.
October 05, 9:48pm

Phantom fit
Billy Ray, if you compare the specs.....the phantom seems to be pretty much average when compared to most mummy bags. I'm 6'2 and 180 pounds and find the long plenty roomy for layers like ...

In GEAR » quality dri-down sleeping bags?
October 05, 7:55am

Maountain Hardwaer Phantom
I would also look into the Mountain Hardwear Phanotom. I used the 15 Phantom, but it's also available in 0 like you apparently want. It is also very light when compared to most of the big cam...

In GEAR » quality dri-down sleeping bags?
October 04, 9:23pm

drying time?
I'd be very interested in people's experience with using the ultra raptors on a trail like the JMT where you likely encounter quite a bit of wet stuff like stream crossings and/or snow. Sp...

In GEAR » La Sportiva Ultra Raptor for JMT hike?
September 27, 6:58pm

Gregory.....If you set-up Private messaging, then I can tell you some specifics, but I don't want to give specifics of "where all the big fish are" in a public forum.

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Range July 2014 Backpacking and Fishing Video, time lapse, and Pictures
September 20, 9:25pm

great stuff
Super cute.....thanks for sharing!! Kids with imagination and curiousity make these kind of adventures that much more fun.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Disco Divas
August 24, 6:59pm

Wind River Range July 2014 Backpacking and Fishing Video, time lapse, and Pictures
I spent a month in July Backpacking and Fishing the Wind River Range. I came here to escape the Dalllas heat and BPL inspired me to go to Wyoming instead of Colorado this summer. I entered the ea...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Range July 2014 Backpacking and Fishing Video, time lapse, and Pictures
August 24, 8:50am

EMS Helix Anorak
1) I bought the OR Helium II in a pinch when I left my REI Event Parka on a tree, which I liked much more than my previous gore-tex parkas (3). I used it on one backpack in which it rained all da...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 07, 11:20am

Bandana and pack towel
I never used to do much hygiene stuff (only bathing when it was sunny and a nice lake etc.) until I started consistently doing longer trips consecutively because I found that when I went on longer ...

In GEAR » Personal hygene (the naughty spot question)
June 30, 7:32am

Great support and good maps
Andrew......thanks for the download link. So far, I'm enjoying planning routes and downloading map. Also, I just want to say that I've already received quick and helpful support! I will...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
June 27, 6:46pm

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