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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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UD's
I'm using the fixed length UD's, even w/ adjustable poles (BD Carbon Corks) I still needed pole jacks to use w/ my Duomid. I don't adjust my poles when hiking, so fixed length w/ the a...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - Gossamer gear LT4S or Black Diamond Fixed-Length Ultra Distance?
August 08, 9:01am

Golite Pinnacle
bumpity bump

In Gear Swap » FS brand new Golite Pinnacle
August 07, 6:23pm

running packs
bumpity bump

In Gear Swap » FS two running packs Ultimate Direction AK, Mountain Hardwear Fluid 6
August 07, 6:22pm

" in heavy rain, youre going to end up getting damp one way or the other "
^ this, I use a Helium 2 because 90+% of the time it's sufficient (hell-50% of the time my windshirt is sufficient), if it's really heavy rain or very prolonged rain- you're going to ge...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 8:52pm

FS two running packs Ultimate Direction AK, Mountain Hardwear Fluid 6
have two running packs for sale, Ultimate Directions AK pack size M/L "Designed by Anton Krupicka, the UD AK Race Vest brings minimalism to the world of hydration. Even though it weighs in ...

In Gear Swap » FS two running packs Ultimate Direction AK, Mountain Hardwear Fluid 6
August 06, 7:42am

Golite Pinnacle
pack is still for sale :)

In Gear Swap » FS brand new Golite Pinnacle
August 06, 6:48am

Pinnacle
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In Gear Swap » FS brand new Golite Pinnacle
August 04, 9:29pm

FS brand new Golite Pinnacle
brand new (no tags) Golite Pinnacle pack 72 liters, size Large-it was purchased in 2012, weighs 33 oz; includes a removable custom aluminum tube frame (made by a member here)- frame weighs 2 oz ...

In Gear Swap » FS brand new Golite Pinnacle
August 04, 8:16pm

Re: Customizable Winter Pack
Eric- w/ quick release buckles it would be pretty easy to add a top pocket, there are already two straps down the sides that you could attach it to (you can cinch down the roll down top two ways) ...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
August 04, 7:49pm

Re: Re: Blindhorse Boattail Scandi
thus IF you can find one ;)

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bushcraft knife
August 03, 4:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm