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mik matra (mikmik) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Allways on the move
About Me Took me 5 or 6 trips to go from 20+ kilo baseweight to 6.7kg...finally I feel comfortable out in the country :).

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All Forum Posts by mik matra

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Thank you so much!!! The first link with the white pack is the easiest to understand (mainly because I can see the added external frame added on!! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Modification to ULA Circuit
June 30, 3:18pm

Pressurizing the mat is key
Increasing the internal pressure (via folding squeezing etc etc) makes the air in the pad want to escape with greater urgency therefore a sometimes unnoticeable tiny hole will only reveal itself wh...

In GEAR » cannot find hole air mattress
June 30, 2:40pm

1 ounce (for sz 12 feet) In camp footware
I have read a number of times people looking for camping footware to get out of the boots/shoes after a long day on trail. I have seen on BPL of closedcell foam slippers floating around so I decide...

In Make Your Own Gear » In camp footware
June 30, 2:27pm

Great Idea
Hi Dan, I am the Aussie guy that have bought 3 or 4 of your 2cup fosters cans off you (probably won't remember me but thought I'd mention it) in the last couple years. I have the triwin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit Concentrator
June 30, 2:18pm

Re: DIY Closed Cell Foam Camp Shoes
"And a bit of duct tape on the bottom for durability?" Yes Jim, and that would only add a couple grams though I haven't tested them for grip with the duct tape so please be careful...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 30, 1:43pm

Modification to ULA Circuit
I have had my Circuit for a couple of years now and I have 'personalised'/altered a couple things on it already to lighten it to suit my needs more and have 2 more things to go. 1 is making...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modification to ULA Circuit
June 30, 1:36pm

Re: Re: WTB; Microfleece (100weight) hoodless vest in size large
Yes that is almost exactly it. Just a quarter zip and I would be happy as pig in mud!! Though the weight is very impressive mainly because it is a full 100g lighter than my armed fleece jumper.

In Gear Swap » WTB; Microfleece (100weight) hoodless vest in size large
June 29, 8:02pm

mine are right on....
1 ounce (28g) for sz12!! For another 15g totalling 43g (1.5 ounce) I can glue another layer of 'tread' and make it comfier and more puncture proof including gaffa/duct tape on the sole to p...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 29, 7:24pm

Please be careful...
Those closed foam cell DIY camp footware are prolly the lightest you'll get but due to the nature of the closed foam cell it degrades easily and drops bits and pieces. Park rangers her in Oz do...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 29, 4:30pm

Ta for the hint. I am SPECIFICALLY looking at altering the mesh so that the pack actually sits off the wearers back!! I want to go from this: To this:

In GEAR » Mods to ULA Circuit
June 29, 4:13pm

All Reader Reviews by mik matra

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ULA Circuit
1. After a few trips I have come to the conclusion that I plainly and simply just don't like the rolltop closure. When the bag is very full it won't even close up properly as there is not enou...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 19, 6:47am