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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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

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Re: ID Chock Solo
old thread, but I just picked one of these up in a trade (well it's actually being mailed to me :) ), hope to get it out on some winter backcountry trips soon not a ton of info out there on...

In GEAR » ID Chock Solo
January 24, 8:27am

Re: Hats and gloves are key!
when I'm running, I rely heavily on my hat and gloves to regulate heat- when I start in cool/cold weather I have both on, when I start feeling a little too warm, off come the gloves, if I cont...

In GEAR » Hats and gloves are key!
January 24, 8:20am

WTB Katabatic Grenadier or Welder
something warm-ish :) prefer wide, reg or long length cash sale or I have a Duomid and inner in excellent condition, an almost new Marmot Helium and an almost new MH Phantom 32 that I'd put...

In Gear Swap » WTB Katabatic Grenadier or Welder
January 23, 10:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Capilene 4 hoody owners
my Cap 4 hooded large is 9.5 oz, there are several weights of grid fleece; for example my R1 hooded large is 12.8 oz

In GEAR » Capilene 4 hoody owners
January 23, 9:56pm

Re: Re: footwear?
^ yeah those look good :) LaSportiva makes some that look pretty good too

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 22, 8:43pm

Re: Studded Shoes
hmm- I wonder what it was? if you get the screws too long there are obvious problems (I made that mistake w/ my first pair- also dependent on where you put them on the sole), I've run w/ studd...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 22, 7:26pm

Re: trench
Adan- yup, still running (it's actually been more snowshoe running of late, bought some running snowshoes) :) there was about 2.5' of snow, so I added to the height about an additional f...

In Post-Trip Reports » snowshoes, snow trenches, pulks- oh my!
January 21, 7:06pm

thanks gents the pulk was cheap and easy, Paris Expedition sled ~ $40, rope to go around sled and through 1/2" pvc, two 6' lengths of pvc and two small biners- maybe $60 pulls really...

In Post-Trip Reports » snowshoes, snow trenches, pulks- oh my!
January 20, 6:17pm

snowshoes, snow trenches, pulks- oh my!
I fabbed a pulk up a couple of weeks ago out of a Paris Expedition sled and figured I had better get it out for a spin. Headed out to the Elkhorns for Casey Meadows and was hoping to bag Casey Pea...

In Post-Trip Reports » snowshoes, snow trenches, pulks- oh my!
January 19, 7:54pm

Adan- sweet trip! I did a quick overnighter the same night, I'll post up a short thread too :) Mike

In Post-Trip Reports » All Hail The Quick Overnighter
January 19, 7:28pm

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