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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: A Helmet Works for Me
Statistics are great. They help evaluate risk. But the real world isn't particular about what side of the curve it puts YOU on. Last May, while road cycling in Ireland, far away from the c...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 16, 8:15pm

Re: Velcro to attach your pad to your tent floor?
If you bond your pad to the floor you run the risk of stressing the floor-to-wall seam. Sliding across the floor is nature's way of reminding you to pick a level camp site. Repairin...

In GEAR » Velcro to attach your pad to your tent floor?
April 15, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: My thoughts
MYOG DouMid Inner The link above shows my process. I did have fun, and learned a lot, and ended up with a good product. But.... In retrospect, if I had to do it again, I'd buy somethin...

In Make Your Own Gear » making an innernet for my duomid...
April 12, 2:45pm

Re: Re: Sunglasses
drifting..... "Very expensive error." Zenni Optical (yes, China) $15 for basic glasses $45 for my Rx, brown tint, polarized, +2.75, with cylinder for astigmatism, incl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 09, 5:41pm

Re: What headlamp do you use?
Camp tasks? Night hiking? Running? Reading? Blinding friends? Typical duration? Got other things with batteries that you might want to match?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 08, 10:04pm

Re: Ice Axe for 12 year old
Give serious thought to the requirement for the adz. The pick, Yes, for self arrest, but in a panic situation it is pretty easy to pull an ax under the body, and the adz close to the face. You ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ice Axe for 12 year old
April 08, 6:49pm

Re: good hitch = fast and simple
Hummm... lets see... the door on the Left, or the door on the Right? Oh, wait... is that knot tied correctly? I'm a LineLock guy, but if I have to tie things off a taught-line i...

In GEAR » linelocs vs prusik loops
April 06, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Sub 8 ounce Rainshell Questions
"...but for something that rides in my pack most of the time and will probably delaminate before I get any real use out of it, cheaper prices are what wins me over : )" +1

In GEAR » Sub 8 ounce Rainshell Questions
April 05, 9:54pm

Re: Re: Why wouldn't this work?
ahhhhh....you missed a "milli" or two in there ....

In GEAR » Battery charger pack specs comparison!
April 05, 5:32pm

Re: Patagonia Tenkara Rods
The Patagonia system is a far cry from traditional tenkara - Short stiff rod, floating line, leader, etc. HYOH and all of that, it's fishing, but IMHO it ain't tenkara.

In Fishing » Patagonia Tenkara Rods
April 04, 3:03pm

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