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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: Estimating Mileage for Grand Canyon
"... but how about elsewhere? I guess if we use me as an example I can comfortably hike around 30 MPD on trail. Would 60% of that be a good estimator or still too much?" A lot depends ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Estimating Mileage for Grand Canyon
January 05, 5:16pm

Re: new site
"So, no different than Whiteblaze, Hammockforums, etc." For some reason I don't understand, BPL is far more civil than Whiteblaze. And there is a lot more "experience based&qu...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 05, 1:13pm

Re: Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip - Need Input
That is standard CYA verbage. Sign it, include a mileage chart, and return it. Be honest. Demonstrate awareness. Mention strengths. Inspire confidence. I know my times will be less, but I w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip - Need Input
January 05, 12:38pm

Re: Insurance during a long hike
Assuming you currently have medical insurance, it will cover emergency care anywhere in the US, but not transport back home. Just make sure to carry your cards, to make the admin/admit goes smoothly.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Insurance during a long hike
January 05, 12:05pm

Re: new tick born virus to think about
1 out of 325,000,000. I won't think about it to much ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » new tick born virus to think about
January 04, 8:06pm

Re: Simplified
"And in reality, those 2 days off per week aren't always two days off when you factor in errands, family commitments, driving time to/from the trail." Yes, stuff gets in the way. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Work and Play
January 04, 6:30pm

Re: Re: One other thing...
Thanks Nick. I know nothing about Macs. You just saved me from massive heartburn.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mapping Software for a Mac ?
January 04, 4:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
It is a slotted Ti band that is a force fit over the pot support legs on the stove. It goes around the cup, then I slide it down. It is not easy to get the cup back on, but I manage. I just boil...

In GEAR » Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
January 02, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting bear can policy for Big Bend National Park
"Though the park biologist believes that the resident population of bears in the Chisos Mountains remains somewhat steady over time, estimating its current number, based on sightings and camer...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Interesting bear can policy for Big Bend National Park
January 01, 9:51am

Re: Weekender in a ULA Circuit
Fits fine in an Ohm. Be even easier in a Circuit. No excuses now. Pack 'n go!

In Gear Lists » Weekender in a ULA Circuit
January 01, 9:45am

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