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All Forum Posts by Michael Martin

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Re: Durability matters
Hi Ryan- I certainly wasn't advocating disposable products, nor was I saying that durability is completely unimportant...merely less important than the other criteria I listed for lightweigh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Plush Pads (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 13, 6:37pm

Re: Why no mention of Westcomb?
Hi Jason- If I can take the liberty of jumping in to speak for Will... 1) Yes, Westcomb does make some nice jackets. We reported on their Spector at the last show: http://www.backpackingli...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Rainwear 2008: Current Favorites, New Introductions, and New Technologies (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 13, 11:19am

Re: Introduction to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008
Yes. Of course you're right, Roger. That should read "commercially available", or some such disclaimer. ;) I think some BPL readers could make gear lighter than you could buy in ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Introduction to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008
August 05, 10:44pm

Re: changing the valve's orientation
Hi Ben- Looking at your photos, the valve assembly on your stove appears to be the same as mine. When I re-assembled mine after taping, I still got a seal from the compression cone. I was just...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stripped MSR windpro canister stove
July 28, 3:59pm

Re: changing the valve's orientation
Hi Ben- It's been some time since I looked at this. FWIW, I took off the Ti legs and put back on the stock ones as they were much sturdier. I still have the 180 degree reversed fitting on th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stripped MSR windpro canister stove
July 27, 10:24pm

Re: Guyline tensioners
Michael- Sorry, but I don't know if the Figure 9 will work with AirCore Pro... Anybody tried this?

In Editor's Roundtable » Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors
July 10, 8:44pm

Re: Guyline tensioners
Jim Colten writes: >> But combine linelocs or my tautline adaptation with exped tensionser and I may have found guy line nirvana! If you like tensioners, take a look at the Night Ize Fi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors
July 09, 9:01pm

Re: stake sale at interesting time...
Yah, that was intentional! We try to keep a sense of humor around here... ;) Cheers, -Mike Martin Techniques Editor

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » stake sale at interesting time...
July 09, 10:28am

Re: Walking cart
A Swiss company called Carrix makes a commercial version of this concept. :-) http://carrix.ch.tripod.com/ Cheers, -Mike

In GEAR » Walking cart
June 26, 2:02am

Re: Why tent stakes?
Just a teaser -- We have a major Techniques feature on alternative to stakes coming out soon. Stay tuned... :-)

In Philosophy & Technique » Why tent stakes?
June 18, 6:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm