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mik matra (mikmik) - BPL Guest

My Locale Allways on the move
About Me Took me 5 or 6 trips to go from 20+ kilo baseweight to 6.7kg...finally I feel comfortable out in the country :).

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3rd in line for Jam
I'm sure it's gone already but if for some reason it falls through the first 2 guys I'm in :). Ta.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarps, bug tent, and a sleeping pad
August 15, 6:56am

cooking in plastic jar?
Wha? How does that work without melting the plastic 'pot'? The half filled with air ziplock bags would work out heavier than my blow up travel pillow that allows me to blow it up as hard...

In Multiple Use Gear » reminder of simple yet effective MUG
August 13, 1:32am

my mistake
I appologise it seems I made a mistake regarding the pricing. At around $400 I might actually order one myself :) Edit: I think the $435 leaves out the stakes, stuff sack, groundsheet and tent p...

In GEAR » Ultralight shelter for a tall guy
August 12, 3:13pm

do you consider cost?
Hi again Jason, I just priced up the Long hexamid and to save about 300grams (10 ounces) on my TT Rainbow I'd have to spend a few hundred dollars more. Now for a UL shelter the $700 mark (and t...

In GEAR » Ultralight shelter for a tall guy
August 12, 5:51am

Re: "Medium Light" explained (rationalized)
Someone mentioned about comfort. I went from 20kg base weight to 6.4kg and I am actually taking more satuff now!! The only thing that I dropped in comfort is the BIG blow up bed (probably weighe...

In GEAR » "Medium Light"
August 11, 6:04pm

never used one
Mine didn't come with the starter. We've used Bic lighters that we carry for all fire starting issues.

In GEAR » Jetboil sol piezo igniter
August 11, 3:40pm

what is the baseweight for this trip?
We are planning a 6 day trek in 3 season weather not bellow freezing and I am wondering what is the base weight that the BPL-ers consider SUL, UL and normal weight for a trip like this? Thanks f...

In Gear Lists » what is the baseweight for this trip?
August 11, 2:47am

tiny container?
Are you asking about the gram cracker or the Esbit burner/pot stand?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 22 Gram Esbit Kit
August 10, 1:22am

Re: Re: Hooded down jackets
Well after all that I bought the Stoick Hooded Hadron off another BPL-er. I figured I can include it as one of my 'layers' see how that goes. I bought another jacket a week earlier off anot...

In GEAR » can you suggest a down jacket for my needs please
August 10, 1:02am

payment through
Hi Matt, Payment done. :)

In Gear Swap » FS: Stoic Hadron hooded down anorak (L)
August 09, 9:02am

All Reader Reviews by mik matra

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ULA Circuit
1. After a few trips I have come to the conclusion that I plainly and simply just don't like the rolltop closure. When the bag is very full it won't even close up properly as there is not enou...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 19, 6:47am