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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: Re: Tensegrity
Reading posts and the link noted above, I see - Doors - plural. "Sierra Designs not only uses “tensional integrity” to provide structure and strength at a lower weight in its new Te...

In GEAR » SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
July 30, 9:06pm

Re: Tenkara Kits
Rather than post in this thread (hijacking it) it would have better to start a new one. Nonetheless... 1) There is nothing built into BPL for gear alerts. 2) I have no problem reaching Si...

In Gear Swap » WTB - inexpensive tenkara setup for a co-worker
July 30, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
"For flats, yes to good simple plastic tire levers." I am a strong proponent of tool-less tire changes. Far less chance of pinching the tube. Much faster to get them off and on. Les...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
July 30, 4:19pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted
I can sustain an unsupported squat for quite a while. I drop my pants to just below my knees, and keep the pant legs high. Haven't hit them yet .... I don't squirt down the back. I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 3:55pm

Re: any other offers out there please?
Tenkara Bum is a good guy to deal with. Kids Tenkara Kits A 12' rod is going to be a bit of a challenge for a kid. A uber-light 9' or less will delight them... ... and is a great r...

In Gear Swap » WTB - inexpensive tenkara setup for a co-worker
July 30, 3:32pm

Re: Re: Who is that hobo?
Hopefully Ralph will chime in. Until then - During an extended difficult effort (near your sustainable maximum) the body can only process about 300 calories per hour. Any more than that just wo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ralph Burgress' Unsupported SOBO JMT Record
July 30, 3:01pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted.
"Maybe, if I was really in the right place to support myself correctly, I might be able to pull that off by leaning way back, but conditions would have to be perfect." Body Position is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 2:17pm

Re: Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
If your hiking is going to require a bear canister, go with a 50L. Especially on 10 day trips. It will make life easier. If a bear canister enters into the picture only infrequently,for say 5 or...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 27, 8:42pm

Re: RE: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
Yep. "Major road closures include Big Oak Road, which is a continuation of Highway 120, at the Highway 140 junction all the way up to Crane Flat gas station. It will remain closed all day S...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 27, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Supply at VVR or MTR
There is no "typical". It depends on the time of year - Thin in June, abundance in late July, August, September. The last time I was through in September I had my pick of ProBar Mea...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 27, 2:08pm

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