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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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Interesting- haven't seen those before, might have to pick one up no idea on Windmill warranty, maybe worth checking???

In GEAR » Windproof lighter wanted
July 22, 8:16am

Re: Re: Windmill
I've had mine for 7-8 years; saved my butt when I dumped a canoe on the Bighorn in December I either got lucky with mine or you got unlucky with yours????

In GEAR » Windproof lighter wanted
July 22, 8:03am

check out the Windmill lighter line, they have a couple of "stormproof" lighters- I have one in my hunting pack- weights are 1-2 oz depending on model, they are refillable too

In GEAR » Windproof lighter wanted
July 22, 6:59am

Re: Re: Re: Bivy Only
Mark- I upsized by MLD bivy to large- I use a regular neoair in the summer and a regular xtherm in shoulder season/winter, plenty of room for the pad w/o reducing loft of my quilt ^ if you are u...

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
July 22, 6:40am

just adding up the weights- sternum strap 0.3 oz, waist belt (it's a tiny one!) 0.5 oz and the shock cord setup 0.7, 1.5 oz total, my pack weighed 9.6 oz minus the accessories 8.1 oz, spec 8.0-...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 21, 7:11pm

Re: Bivy Only
for simplicity sake, nothing is easier/faster than a bivy only shelter- when I'm in the mood for covering a lot of country and the days are going to be long, I grab my eVENT bivy it's al...

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
July 21, 7:07pm

bottle holders
the shock cord and 1/8" w/ cord lock was 19 grams (0.7 oz) replaced w/ 3/32" and smaller cord lock is 8 grams (0.3 oz)- an easy .4 oz :) no tracking number for me, ordered mine 7/16, r...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 21, 6:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Core
well hells bells, went out to the mailbox and there it is :) like you said MLD quality throughout, should easily fit 3 days or so of kit 9.6 oz w/ the waist belt, sternum strap and shock co...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 21, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Core
nice- hoping mine arrives soon :)

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 21, 5:21pm

Inov 8
if the Mutants don't work out, I'll probably give the Roclite 280's a go

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 21, 6:34am

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