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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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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Women's jackets
the Montbell UL is sold, all others available buy more than one jacket and I'll discount the price further :) Mike

In Gear Swap » all kinds of Women's jackets- hardshells, windshirts, puffies, oh my!- Pata, Montbell, OR, Marmot, NF
September 08, 6:11pm

Re: pm's
it should be coming via your email, it has to be enabled- if it is and you're not getting it- check your spam mail possibly Marion- pm returned :)

In Gear Swap » WTB cuben MLD Solomid XL
September 08, 6:09pm

the map has to be downloaded (and named) first (at home or where you have access to WiFi or really good cell coverage), then load this particular map as you head afield all (all) my maps I load ...

In GEAR » Gaia GPS???Iphone 5
September 07, 8:19pm

all kinds of Women's jackets- hardshells, windshirts, puffies, oh my!- Pata, Montbell, OR, Marmot, NF
have got several women's jackets that need a new home :) SOLD North Face DIAD hardshell, full featured- double adj hood, adj waist, pit zips, velcro wrists, 10 oz- in excellent condition, Wo...

In Gear Swap » all kinds of Women's jackets- hardshells, windshirts, puffies, oh my!- Pata, Montbell, OR, Marmot, NF
September 07, 7:49pm

if you use tracking (not simply checking your location) it will eat batteries pretty quickly; Gaia is talking about a new feature that would let you choose the sampling rate- a lower sampling rate ...

In GEAR » Gaia GPS???Iphone 5
September 06, 8:54am

Re: Re: Sun cap/bandana/buff solution
I found a gal at work that sews (should learn to sew myself I know) and had her sew on some really small velcro tabs (white like the cap) I found at Wally on the back of my cap and then the reverse...

In GEAR » Sun cap/bandana/buff solution
September 06, 8:47am

Re: Re: stuffing/unstuffing
Dale-you're spot on of course; I love to hunt w/ my old Dana Gallatin lumbar pack- but it does force some tight compressions to get everything to fit- might have to reserve it for bluebird day ...

In GEAR » synthetic material of choice for jacket with frequent stuffing/unstuffing
September 05, 3:09pm

Re: Trail running shoes vs waterproof breathable.
if it's really cold (below 20 or so) or wet snow, I like "waterproof" ("waterproof" shoes aren't breathable, they are warmer however) trail runners, barring that- breath...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Trail running shoes vs waterproof breathable.
September 05, 12:41pm

Re: Amber's trip report
great report and such an impressive push through several low (low) points!

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Amber Monforte on the JMT
September 05, 11:17am

Re: Re: Re: light dudes
I hadn't factored those in- could be either one of those as well; "look out Honey- I think it's Doc Holiday running down the trail with gun drawn!" :)

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Trans Japan Alps Race
September 05, 9:50am

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