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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear List3 day "Shoulder Season" list- Rocky Mtns

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: need pulk belt/harness and large waterproof duffle
Bob- the pulk would be connected to the belt (see above pic), the harness would just spread the load a little I see fjellpuken (say that three times fast :) also carries one, but doesn't loo...

In Winter Hiking » need pulk belt/harness and large waterproof duffle
December 28, 1:40pm

Re: Re: Re: need pulk belt/harness and large waterproof duffle
thanks gents the harness at skipulk looks great, but don't want to spend that much (have $50 into the pulk) you're right, very water resistant would do it- large zipper would be nice

In Winter Hiking » need pulk belt/harness and large waterproof duffle
December 28, 12:55pm

need pulk belt/harness and large waterproof duffle
got my diy pulk out for a trip and found while a backpack waistbelt works OK, I think a belt/harness would work better- here's on from Tatonka, but doesn't seem to be available stateside ...

In Winter Hiking » need pulk belt/harness and large waterproof duffle
December 28, 11:18am

Re: Rain gear for the CT
I can't speak directly to the Colorado Trail, but can speak to the Rockies in general; I agree w/ Jon that it's rare to get rains that set in for days in the Mtn West. If it's precip, ...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 27, 8:47am

Re: Thanks!
posted up a few comments ")

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » All You Need to Know About Fastpacking
December 26, 3:49pm

winter pack weight
Christian said "A solo 3-4 day winter backpacking load shouldn't have to exceed 30 pounds and that's using a double-wall shelter. Sometimes I wonder if the winter hiking forum is on th...

In Winter Hiking » Design THE perfect light winter backpack
December 26, 2:52pm

review
thanks for the review, looks like a solid pick for winter endeavors :)

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Vapour-rise Lite Alpine Jacket review
December 25, 4:22pm

article
Art- good find :) I whole heartedly agree with the discussion on packs-if it doesn't ride well during running-you're screwed. I've found that volume w/ smaller packs is more of a conc...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » All You Need to Know About Fastpacking
December 25, 10:13am

belt
but oh so comfy! :) I also really (really) like the roomy pockets on the belt- I can even fit in my little S&W 317 in it during fall trips to bag grouse w/

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
December 25, 9:47am

Re: Re: winter pack
the Exped Lightning 60 checks off multiple items on the perfect winter backpack list-ample room for mult-day trips, very nice frame system (and adjustable!)-yet still in the lighweight range (39 oz...

In Winter Hiking » Design THE perfect light winter backpack
December 25, 9:11am

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