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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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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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WTB cuben MLD Solomid XL
figured I'd check here before I placed an order :) I'd consider purchasing a cuben inner with it if that's the way you'd like to sell it thanks in advance Mike

In Gear Swap » WTB cuben MLD Solomid XL
August 26, 5:48pm

stick in the wet
Good info :). Funny I find the LaSportivas a bit "hard" compared to my N2's and they are by LS standards relatively cushioned , the 195's would likely be too hard for me- would pr...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
August 26, 1:28pm

MLD has new FKT line
Just perusing Ron's site and stumbled across a new line- pack, bivy, quilt and shelter- must be a bit of a teaser as there is no other info :)

In GEAR » MLD has new FKT line
August 26, 9:48am

I still use a bivy when solo tripping (it's a no go with the wife :) ). When most of the day is going to be spent hiking or running (or a combination thereof) I usually grab my eVENT bivy- it&#...

In GEAR » Tarp and Bivy Users (Past and Present)
August 25, 12:02pm

Can't comment on the weather proofness of the Dyneema, but I use a cuben bag for my quilt and clothing. I used a small foam pad against my back, I think it helps- it also helps when using a...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
August 24, 9:27am

the Mutants have deep lugs in addition to a grippy compounds and handle loose surfaces well I've got a 4-5 shorter (5-6 miles) runs under my belt with the Mutants and so far so good, will b...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
August 24, 5:59am

Justin- I have a Chameece jacket and vest, they are "normal" 100 wt fleece, no grid I find the grid (Cap 4) better for cold weather, high output stuff- running, x-country skiing, etc a...

In GEAR » in search for perfect fleece
August 19, 8:14pm

I'll occasionally take a Bushcrafter SAK (blade/saw/awl) for trips, but learned that batoning w/ a slip joint is a little sketchy- the saw portion is OK for smaller stuff, but for trips where ...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
August 19, 9:31am

Re: Mh fluid vestpack
I have the now discontinued MH Fluid 6, the VestPack looks like it replaced it. It carries very nice; I've also run with several different vests and keep coming back to the MH. I use mine w/ ...

In GEAR » Trail Running Pack / Vest
August 18, 6:10pm

Re: Re: anyone have a cutup Z Lite pad?
Jim- sounds good :) pm sent thanks Mike

In Gear Swap » anyone have a cutup Z Lite pad?
August 18, 6:29am

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