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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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Re: Drift ...
Drifting ... "In regards to safety, I am going to invest in a GPS locator beacon thingie. I think they are a bit overpriced but in reality, for me, it is completely stupid to solo without o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 19, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Low volume breakfast
"Usually, I eat some sort of crunchy honey granola with milk powder. However, that's not really volume efficient." 1) Find better granola, calorie-wise. 2) Add chopped nuts - peca...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Low volume breakfast
July 18, 6:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Shipping a Canister
Steve and Steve - Air Arrival to Shuttle Departure is too tight. Easiest Solution: Buy another canister, test it, ship it. I'll do it tomorrow. The box is labeled. Tape is inside. I kn...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 16, 9:11pm

Re: Re: Let me know if you need any help
"Did you check that the canister was working before hand?" Nooooooo.... I'm a Cone guy. Don't need to check anything. No moving parts. No valves. Well then, I will ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 16, 7:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for Oat-Based Bars?
Got the "Bear Naked" bars. Got the Bobo's bars. Bear Naked are 2 ounce bars, 250 calories, 110 Fat, 116 Carb, 36 Protein, for 44/46/14. I find the bars sweeter than I am used to,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for Oat-Based Bars?
July 16, 3:56pm

Powered By Plants
"This past Sunday [July 12, 2015], ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek completed a thru-hike of the AT in record-breaking time: 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. "Given that most people tak...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powered By Plants
July 16, 1:10pm

Re: Shipping a Canister
I went to the PO to confirm I could ship a "100 gram/3.53 ounce" canister - 1) Metal Container? Check 2) No valve attached? Check 3) IsoButane? Check - showed her the label on the ca...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 16, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
So, after a lot of reading I "think" I can mail (USPS) the canister, surface, with proper labels etc. I'll take the canister, box, packing, and regulations down to the PO tomorrow ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 15, 8:49pm

Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
I'm scheduled to start hiking the PCT at Snoqualmie Pass proper on July 29th. The Wenatchee National Forest has put a fire ban in place - Non-Approved: "Alcohol ultralight stoves ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 15, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Health Savings Plan
Ian, Then think about funding a HSA, if you are comfortable with a High Deductible insurance plan. Jerry, "If you use the money for non-medical expenses before age 65, you’ll have t...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 4:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg Mihalik

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
This rating reflects use below 40° F. For summer use it could go much higher. I have wanted to try the Therm-A-Rest Neoair (72"), hoping it would be both light and warm. I've been thr...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 18, 10:35am

Petzl e+LITE
Just to get my experience into this thread here is a ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 02, 7:00pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Poor packing on my part resulted in a TD 12-10 stove getting a little squashed. I straightened it out as best possible and continued to use it for 8 more days, with no discernable loss of functionali...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 6:23pm