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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
greg at smgm dot org

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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Volumetrically Dense Food?
"What about freeze dried fruit powders?" Fructose uptake from the gut occurs across a fairly narrow range of conditions. To much can lead to extended off-trail excursions. You defini...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volumetrically Dense Food?
December 11, 4:04pm

Re: Driducks/O2
Scott, Durable enough for 3000 miles sounds pretty good. Aside from snags or abrasions, where do they tend to fail? Shoulder seam, armpit seam, zipper or ... ?

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 11:30am

Re: Re: Too many choices, rain jackets
"I've also got a DriDucks suit...I'm convinced it stays drier inside and does the best job as an actual rain jacket... No DWR to wash off, not clammy feeling." +1 I'm lean...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 9:54am

Re: Re: ZPacks Challenger
Hiker speed, metabolism, sweat, and environment all factor into what makes a WPB work, or not. As do "expectations", and zippers. This Link to Prolite Gear's examination of eVen...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 8:59am

Re: Too many choices, rain jackets
"I want fabric that won't wet though." It is not a function of the membrane. You are looking for a jacket with the most durable and "restorable" DWR. Once a jacket is &q...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 8:25am

Re: Re: Bear Attacks AZ 2012
Robert, Keep in mind that "david drake" is an admitted troll, has had his posts deleted, and is still here to generally screw with people. Feeding trolls is contra-productive. An ac...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 10, 8:08am

Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
^^^ +1 There will always be differences, but this, IMHO, is a pretty good summary of efficiency.

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 08, 9:57pm

Re: Top layering early Sept JMT thru hike
Roger, Looks good to me. Be sure to have some repair tape for the Duck. Where did you find the weight on the Ampere? If it had a deep zip it would have an incredible temperature range.

In GEAR » Top layering early Sept JMT thru hike
December 08, 8:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
"...unless one is frail or carrying a heavy pack, poles should generally not be needed for balance." My pack is typically around 25#. I can walk a 50' slackline. I've got goo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 08, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
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In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking efficiency and eating+drinking
December 08, 2:37pm

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