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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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I like your list choices :) I knew you only brought a 100 wt fleece last year for insulation- impressive :) I'm too much of a boyscout; so I'll be bringing something in addition to the ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
November 12, 11:59am

OK, OK :) price listed separate, but also reduced the lot price by another 10%- that's a screaming deal! Mike

In Gear Swap » a bunch of brand new Ibex wool items!
November 12, 10:46am

Re: blood work
Art- I don't think I have it anymore, but I'll look. The only parameter I recall was bilirubin, but there were 2-3 more that were out of whack as well. When I googled it, sounded like it ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » What happens to your body during an ultra marathon
November 12, 8:46am

post ultra
I had an unusual experience (turns out it wasn't unusual actually). Two days after a tough 65k I was scheduled for a routine health screening at work (if you went they reduced your insurance p...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » What happens to your body during an ultra marathon
November 12, 7:03am

a bunch of brand new Ibex wool items!
I've got several new (some w/ tags, some w/o, but all new!) nice Ibex garments- all in Men's size Large, all in blood orange- my camera with the flash shows these more orange than they are,...

In Gear Swap » a bunch of brand new Ibex wool items!
November 10, 4:54pm

why bivy
in addition, if you use snow caves, trenches, etc- a eVENT bivy is the cat's a$$! :)

In GEAR » New Borah eVent bivy - 12.5 oz!
November 10, 7:13am

Re: Akasha
they sound good-thanks :) the TX2 or 3 aren't on their site yet, but found some announcements- sounds like a nice shoe for something like the SHR

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
November 09, 6:54pm

Re: Montbell Jacket
that my friend is funny!

In Gear Swap » all kinds of Women's jackets- hardshells, windshirts, puffies, oh my!- Pata, Montbell, OR, Marmot, NF
November 09, 2:40pm

cell phone and battery life
there was some pretty large differences w/ the iphone 5 and battery life depending on the carrier- Verizon phones got pretty good battery life in the backcountry, AT&T didn't this has ch...

In Multiple Use Gear » Question about mobile phone service providers and backcountry navigation.
November 09, 2:12pm

interesting- good to have choices :) as luck would have it, I won yet another pair of LaSportivas- unfortunately the expiration is the end of next month before the debut of their Akashas- oh well

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
November 09, 11:40am

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