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Michael Gunderloy (ffmike) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Hiking since childhood, currently heavily involved with Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts. Not ultralight yet but slowly heading in that direction.

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Re: Can Massdrop become THE place for Scouts to buy gear?
I've purchased several times from Massdrop myself (& been happy with the results). But putting on my Scoutmaster hat - with a middle-class Midwest city troop, the stuff that you've been...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Can Massdrop become THE place for Scouts to buy gear?
July 29, 5:06am

Re: Re: Re: thermal jacket
Looks like LifeSystems may have discontinued that jacket; it's not on their own web site any longer. There is someone reselling on Amazon (

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
July 26, 8:43am

Re: Re: Re: Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
Hammocking in the pouring rain and 40 degree weather. Rain fly sagged in the middle of the night when I was fast asleep and started funneling water into the underquilt. Woke up floating in a cold s...

In GEAR » Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
July 26, 4:40am

Re: square spine
Mora also sells the "FireKnife" with a wide square spine and a "Swedish Firesteel" built into the handle. Too heavy for BPL though.

In GEAR » Knife and ferro rod
July 21, 5:08am

Re: Smart Water bottles
The smaller SmartWater bottles are 23.7 ounce (750 mL) size. They come in at 1.2 ounces with the flip top, or 1.1 ounces with the screw top. Nice, but nowhere near as light as those thin-skin bo...

In GEAR » lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
July 20, 5:13am

Re: Re: Solo
I can't think of any hiking companion I've had who would have been on board with the decision to break camp at 2:30 this morning and hike 7 miles before breakfast. Perhaps I need to wide...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 19, 1:24pm

Re: Backcountry Internet Options
I don't have any better advice on hardware than has already been delivered, but I did want to deplore the anti-internet reactions. Not every job is the same, not every employment contract is th...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 13, 5:09am

Re: posting same time :)
Justin's has almond/maple and peanut/honey combo packets in case you are looking for a mix of nutrients (or just have a sweet tooth).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 12:14pm

Southwest Indiana is Mine!
Not that anyone else would necessarily want it...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Member Map
July 04, 10:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bumping posts in gear swap
I'm really hoping the fabled redesign gives members fine-grained control over what to see. Choose forums to monitor, choose to mute threads. The software here is years behind the times.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bumping posts in gear swap
July 04, 4:40am

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