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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: rehabbing flat feet
"...so how do barefoot hikers not have flat arches, if we all need some support?" Do we all need support? Watch Haille Gebrselassie , and you can see that not all of us Need su...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 27, 8:04pm

Re: Resupply points on the JMT with distance from trailhead?
"I'm not sure this is enough, but it depends on where the resupply points fall on the trail." ... and how fast you walk. MTR to Whitney Portal is about 100 miles. If you ca...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Resupply points on the JMT with distance from trailhead?
March 27, 11:16am

Re: re: crying foul...
"I would like to do this cheap because in the last 20yrs i have bought many computers and am done with upgrades etc and i dont want to contribute the racket anymore." Go to WallyWorld,...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 27, 10:07am

Re: RE: Backpacking after abdominal surgery
I've had abdominal surgery, so I can sorta, maybe, imagine, not quite .... but.... "... finding out that I won't be able to hike *at all* for at least 6 weeks--" Chump Cha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking after abdominal surgery
March 24, 5:02pm

Re: Re: only variable?
From my experience, sealer amounts to around an ounce or less. I'd guess that the tent was over spec to start with, and that is not uncommon. On one purchase (5 years ago) where I was bei...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 24, 3:29pm

Re: Re: condensation temp v.s. freezing temp
Dew Point is complex - a thermometer won't tell you much - From Wiki: The dew point is the temperature at which the water vapor in air at constant barometric pressure condenses into liquid ...

In GEAR » Pushing the Dew point out of a down bag using a synthetic overquilt.
March 24, 11:11am

Re: Re: Cutting Large Pieces of Fabric
For straight line cuts, I do layout on the fabric, then cut. For curves I make a template, transfer to the fabric, and then cut. I find that with the lightweight fabrics it is too easy to get...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting Large Pieces of Fabric
March 23, 1:10pm

Wilderness Classic: Hope to Homer, 1984
Although a little fuzzy, the story can be read HERE

In Philosophy & Technique » Wilderness Classic: Hope to Homer, 1984
March 22, 10:01pm

Re: Re: How do I patch my Montbell pillow?
"Am I off base on this?" The holes in my Montbell are pretty well centered, I always wear a fleece hat, never had a problem. YMMV

In GEAR » How do I patch my Montbell pillow?
March 21, 8:40pm

Re: Sleeping with food
" It's about bears getting YOU." A valid concern in B.C. Not so much in the Sierra.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 21, 8:24pm

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