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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: cuben ground cloth
I found two more holes with this technique, but the one shown above is originates from the seam. I head out tomorrow, so it will be about three weeks before I can do a comprehensive check.

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 7:48pm

Cuben Ground = Sieve
This .75 Cuben ground cloth has seen about 20 nights on the JMT, and maybe 10 nights in Colorado, and maybe 10 in the Grand Canyon. I placed a bath towel on the floor, soaked it, laid the Cuben ...

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 2:55pm

Re: Single AA battery headlamps
Mark S in This Thread said - "Red light in itself does not preserve night vision. "If you go for a brighter light it does not matter if it's red green or blue it will still aff...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 2:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Calling out ankle woes sufferers
Now THAT is "walking your talk".

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 18, 9:15pm

Re: lol
"What is the best/cheapest ultralight tent out there..." Yep. That is laughable.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Tents.
September 18, 4:26pm

Re: Removing pine sap from down jacket?
Alcohol and a soft cotton cloth. Push the down away from the spot. Snap the fabric with your finger. Drip the alcohol on the cloth, enough to easy squeeze out, but not dripping wet. Do this ...

In GEAR » Removing pine sap from down jacket?
September 18, 11:58am

Re: anchors
" I made a T with the two stakes, and sank the j-stake into the ground until the hook was flush with the ground. This allowed me to pitch the tarp to the ground at the edges and still be able ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 18, 11:05am

Exped UL7 Failure and the REI Warranty - Kudos
I bought a Exped UL7 Regular about 3 years ago. A baffle separated - - - so I sent it back to REI. My money has been refunded, even though the current Exped warranty on the UL series is ...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 Failure and the REI Warranty - Kudos
September 18, 9:53am

Re: Re: Grand Canyon: North Rim to Point Imperial Ride ?
They are all far away. I'm hoping to find a Park volunteer, or seasonal, or camper willing to drive the 20 mile round trip. But, thanks for the ideas. The search continues.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon: North Rim to Point Imperial Ride ?
September 17, 1:04pm

Re: Re: Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
"The only thing that i can figure is that while a firm Exped is a hair wider than a firm NeoAir, the rolled edges on the Expeds actually make it just as narrow because as the rolled edge drops...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 16, 7:52pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg Mihalik

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
This rating reflects use below 40° F. For summer use it could go much higher. I have wanted to try the Therm-A-Rest Neoair (72"), hoping it would be both light and warm. I've been thr...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 18, 10:35am

Petzl e+LITE
Just to get my experience into this thread here is a ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 02, 7:00pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Poor packing on my part resulted in a TD 12-10 stove getting a little squashed. I straightened it out as best possible and continued to use it for 8 more days, with no discernable loss of functionali...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 6:23pm