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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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thick, tall wool socks
I've tried numerous iterations of combos in wet/cool weather and I always come back to thick wool socks and more recently tall, thick ones combined w/ "normal" trail runners and gaite...

In GEAR » Feet: not dry, but warm
April 12, 8:13am

Re: Re: Re: ZPacks?
that's what I thought, unless the hand model has really small hands I ordered some women's L/XL 100 Polartec mittens from Lands End- $4.99 a pair, some of the reviews said they ran big- ...

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 12, 7:53am

Re: Stealth Fire
^ that's the way I do fires in the winter out of necessity as I'm often on 5'+ of snow, so you have to have a large platform for the fire to burn on- have to say it works pretty well ...

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 12, 7:48am

Re: Re: modern take on Scout fire
^ thanks, that's kind of what I thought- I'll have a light down jacket w/ me and possibly a fleece vest as well, I figured I'd put the hardshell over my base layer and the other layers ...

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 11, 7:42pm

Re: ZPacks?
those would definitely work, funny no sizes though?????

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 11, 5:09pm

does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
my google foo is lacking or no one makes any; want a really light pair of mitts (like 1-ish oz light) for spring/fall- plenty of light gloves, not seeing light mitts tia mike

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 11, 1:47pm

Re: Re: modern take on Scout fire
Ken- :) George- good point, will definitely be cautious- I think I would put the candle slightly below ground level in a hole and then build up a little " V" mound of dirt around it wh...

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 11, 1:44pm

Re: Re: modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
that's certainly encouraging :) I'm going to give it a go one of these weekend

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 11, 7:52am

Re: Re: modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
I've seen that movie several times, but it's been a long time since I've viewed it- possibly????

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 10, 8:25pm

modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
in the 1700's soldiers/scouts would often wander into enemy country trying to remain undetected, but still needing to stay warm, a large fire was out of the question- they would cover themselve...

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 10, 7:19pm

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

ULA Ohm
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