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Michael Gillenwater (mwgillenwater) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Seattle area
About Me Grew up camping and backpacking in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Then went to the east coast for grad school...then job...then family. Twenty years later we were able to reach escape velocity from Washington DC and relocated the entire family to the PNW. I've fallen in love with the Cascades as much as the Rockies. And we spend 4 weeks every year in Montana near Glacier.

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Dealing with temperature ranges
Exoffico Ventr pants Then layer on top Montbell Dynamo wind pants for cooler times. This system gives me the ability to deal with heat and cold.

In GEAR » What'are your top 5 hiking pants?
September 20, 8:14am

Yes. Different shoes
I definitely find it preferable to hike and trail run in different shoes. Just thinking about the biomechanics of the two different activities, this approach makes sense (although trail running typ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » pointless and random trail-running-vs-backpacking-shoe question
September 19, 1:30pm

Re: Oh and one more suggestion -
Lawrie, Thank you. These are great additions that I were not on my list. Even one new company I was not even aware of.

In GEAR » Cutting edge rain shells?
August 29, 10:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Columbia jacket
Richard, What CFM numbers do you have for Neoshell fabrics?

In GEAR » New products announced at European outdoor show
July 29, 7:39pm

Re: Re: Expedition Mulling
Regardless of your memory, checklists work. Would you rather have your pilot or surgeon using a checklist or going from memory?

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 28, 3:26pm

Re: Something missing
One exception was the trip I forgot my sleeping bag. Had a friend rush it to me at the trailhead. Luckily, was camping at the trailhead on the first night. Other time I forgot my sleeping bag wa...

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 27, 3:02pm

Re: never a trip without something missing
I've never had a trip where I was not painfully nervous that I forgot something. Even when I do, I typically figure out a way around it with the resources at hand. But, the angst returns with m...

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 27, 2:43pm

Re: Re: solo or not
I just spent a week solo in the North Cascades National Park, one of many short and long solo trips I have completed. But I also do trips with buddies, and go on shorter (less strenuous) trips with...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 22, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Vivobarefoot trail freaks
Oh, I have seen zero improvement in the durability of the lugs. I think it is the exact same rubber and mold, as far as I can tell. Already a number of lugs are partially ripped off. I think unti...

In GEAR » Vibram 5 finger replacements for rocky terrain?
July 15, 6:08pm

First week of September
I'll be doing some sort of trip the first week of September in the Bob Marshall. I tend to just improvise my route. Feel free to PM if you want to try to coordinate.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Montana Backpacking Trip Planning- Questions
July 15, 5:38pm

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