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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: FS: HMG Echo 2 shelter system
Is the bottom photo Bright Angle Campground?

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Echo 2 shelter system
June 07, 10:31am

Re: Walmart tent stakes
"...some msr groundhog like stakes caught my eye..." The aluminum is 6061-T?, and not nearly as strong as the 7075 found in Groundhogs. They are fine in soft ground, but they won&...

In Gear Deals » Walmart tent stakes
June 07, 10:02am

Re: Re: Follow up - Eucalyptus Oil
Just a FYI - Eucalyptus Oil can cause allergic reactions in some people, sometimes quite severe. Everyone reacts differently, so keep an eye on the others as use progresses. I applied a Ve...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » DEET
June 07, 9:58am

Re: Re: Re: Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
Thanks Randy. It Is a tough nut to crack, and depends a Lot of the situation. Very much a HYOH kind of thing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 07, 8:56am

Re: Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
"The biggest thing I came away from this short trip appreciating was, ... Aqua Mira will probably be my water treatment of choice going forward ..." Just curious.... 30 minutes, 4 h...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 07, 7:59am

Re: WTB: Wind River Range trail maps
Beartooth Publishing Wind River South Wind River North 50' Contours, point-to-point miles Be aware that parts of the Highline Trail are really only a "route" with occasiona...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Wind River Range trail maps
June 06, 5:27pm

Re: Re: Re: How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
Sumi, I don't think a .34 cuben tarp in the wind is an automatic fail. I know I pushed it bit and never saw any damage (elongated stitch holes, for instance). I was using a cat cut flat tarp...

In GEAR » How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
June 06, 3:44pm

Re: Does anyone use these types of foil tart/pot pie liners for steam or dry baking?
"...heavier looking foil pot-pie/tart pans..." Yes. I use Hefty EZ Foil Cake Pans - The larger smooth bottom, without all the folding of the sides, works well for forming. I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Does anyone use these types of foil tart/pot pie liners for steam or dry baking?
June 06, 12:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New Product: Vectrawire Cord-Introductory Sale
Amsteel-Blue is Dyneema, with a proprietary urethane-type coating from Samson. It now comes in other colors. "Blue" is sort of like branding. The coating reduces snagging and helps wit...

In Gear Deals » New Product: Vectrawire Cord-Introductory Sale
June 06, 12:22pm

Re: How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
My .34 cuben tarp was about 4 ounces. I used it on the JMT, loved it, did fine. You have to decide on 1) Integrity - Can you find a sheltered place to pitch? 2) Coverage - OK with a little...

In GEAR » How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
June 06, 12:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg Mihalik

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
This rating reflects use below 40° F. For summer use it could go much higher. I have wanted to try the Therm-A-Rest Neoair (72"), hoping it would be both light and warm. I've been thr...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 18, 10:35am

Petzl e+LITE
Just to get my experience into this thread here is a ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 02, 7:00pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Poor packing on my part resulted in a TD 12-10 stove getting a little squashed. I straightened it out as best possible and continued to use it for 8 more days, with no discernable loss of functionali...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 6:23pm