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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: grippy
Peter- I ordered a pair of Helios last year and had to send them back, too narrow in the toe box (even upsized); I won an auction this past spring for a pair of LaSportivas (and an entry into a loc...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 14, 4:46pm

Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
I ran very technical 55k last weekend with several off trail sections with lots of loose and slippery scree (made worse with rain). I took a couple of bad spills, that could have been really bad an...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 14, 3:25pm

Nice looking pack :). Two stretchy mesh pockets on the side for bottles it would be perfect, I'll have to shoot Ron an email and see if that's doable. Of course I just bought a Exped Su...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 14, 12:28pm

Re: cuben tarp
Found one thanks!

In Gear Swap » WTB Cuben flat tarp 7x9-ish
July 13, 3:06pm

"natural" trail foods
Duncan- thanks for the link! sounding like a dehydrator might be worth the investment I just finished a very tough 55k (11 hour tough) and was pretty happy with my nutrition- I carried rolled...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 13, 6:46am

cuben tarp
still looking- danke

In Gear Swap » WTB Cuben flat tarp 7x9-ish
July 12, 6:49pm

Re: Re: 1.6 oz
^ thanks- I'll peek at that one too!

In GEAR » Ultralight AM/FM radios
July 10, 9:29am

1.6 oz
hard to argue w/ 1.6 oz, anything else come remotely close to that?

In GEAR » Ultralight AM/FM radios
July 10, 8:42am

Ralph said "I'm finalizing and weighing my kit, I'll put up a list this evening." if you get a chance, we like to look at fast & light kits here :) Best of Luck!

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt
July 10, 7:19am

Re: Re: Summit
definitely a typo on the part of Exped (US anyways), just got mine and it's 11.3 oz on the nose, as you mentioned the packaging lists 11.6, so under that anyways :) the straps are very long ...

In GEAR » Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack: Golite Ion Replacement?
July 08, 9:07pm

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

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