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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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TRs are going over your shoes, by themselves I agree they would be too soft (basically a neoprene over bootie) Over trailrunners they do just fine going steep up (or down). They do make nice "...

In GEAR » Best snow-shoeing boots?
October 01, 3:02pm

Re: Re: a true instant whole grain hot cereal
multi grain would be nice, no sugar or other stuff added the stuff I've been using is Better Oats RAW- whole oats, wheat, barley, flaxseed, quinoa and rye

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » a true instant whole grain hot cereal
October 01, 12:23pm

a true instant whole grain hot cereal
Is there such an animal? I've been using a cereal called Raw- typically it calls for microwaving, but I've been adding hot water, stirring, giving it 5-7 minutes and stirring once more- it...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » a true instant whole grain hot cereal
October 01, 11:54am

Re: Re: Re: Krissy
very nicely done!

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Krissy Moehl TRT
September 30, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Best snow-shoeing boots?
similar to Doug I wear trail runners- if milder conditions I wear heavy wool socks, colder I wear goretex trail runners and heavy wool socks, if really cold- TR overboots goretex trail runners i...

In GEAR » Best snow-shoeing boots?
September 30, 8:13pm

my new favorite
my wife found these at the Natural Grocers- Cacao Goji squares: dates, sunflower seeds, raisins, apricot, cacao, coconut, chia, goji and a few other odds and ends- they come in little squares, 60 c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
September 30, 7:12pm

Re: Just ordered one in VX-21
I did too, been looking for a lightweight day hunting pack- I ordered the smaller one this time as I should be able to get my hunting kit in 22 liters w/ no problems

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
September 30, 9:26am

I've owned my Palisade three, going on four years, I think it checks all the marks for a three season bag. As you've previously owned a Katabatic you know their workmanship is nothing short...

In GEAR » Quilt advice!
September 28, 2:57pm

Patagonia down sweater- super cheap!
Woman's Patagonia down sweater- good condition (a wash would spiff it up), no holes, rips, tears- loft is good Women's Large, Mint color $45 shipped conus

In Gear Swap » Patagonia down sweater- super cheap!
September 27, 12:33pm

Impressive indeed
especially considering there is 44,000' of gain over the route and the average elevation is just shy of 12,000'- Wow!

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Hamilton - Nolan 14 Unsupported Overall FKT
September 25, 6:37am

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