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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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new additions
nice to see more options :) I believe UD's bigger pack is coming out soon as well

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
March 11, 7:31am

Re: Clothing and Gear
^ looks pretty good-nothing wrong w/ playing it safe! :) I'm going back forth between a down vest (Ex-light) and jacket (Ghost Whisperer). My upper base layer is going to be a Ibex Indie, ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 11, 7:29am

Teva Camp
any updates on these boots? any other lightweight boots w/ removable liners that have come out recently?

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
March 09, 6:44am

look at some of the eVENT offerings; while no waterproof/breathable shell is outstanding on the breathable part, eVENT in my experience is at least a little closer I picked up a 3 layer eVENT sh...

In GEAR » Hardshells, too many choices
March 08, 12:52pm

Re: Been on the mzrket.for a while
ahhh I'd say it ignites as easily pjcbs (when fluffed up nicely and not soaked w/ too much pj), but burns significantly more and longer-which if the conditions are lousy could come in handy

In GEAR » new fire starter- Live Fire
March 08, 12:39pm

new fire starter- Live Fire
I stumbled on a video of a new fire starter (maybe not so new???) called the Live Fire- it comes in a little tin w/ a sliding lid, in it is a microfiber like cloth that is treated. The video state...

In GEAR » new fire starter- Live Fire
March 08, 12:13pm

Re: Goosefeet gear down booties and sleeping bag temp rating - how to extend comfort range of bag?
it depends- are your feet getting cold? if they are and everything else is fine, the GF booties do a very good job of keeping your feet warm, if you're cold overall then I don't think the ...

In GEAR » Goosefeet gear down booties and sleeping bag temp rating - how to extend comfort range of bag?
March 05, 7:28pm

Re: Re: cup to nest in SP 700
good idea- I have a glucosamine jar from Costco, probably the same- I'll check it out! edit: I just tried it out and it fits perfectly and I mean perfectly- it fits so snugly there is even a...

In GEAR » cup to nest in SP 700
March 05, 6:03pm

cup to nest in SP 700
anyone find a lwt cup that nests nicely in a SP700? do they make non-tapered foam cups- a cheap styrofoam cup of the right dimensions would be perfect if there is such a thing??????

In GEAR » cup to nest in SP 700
March 04, 8:56pm

Re: UL at -20F?
sounds like it worked pretty darn well :) neat you're pushing your quilt that far impressive that the alcohol is working that well in those temps; I have zip experience w/ alcohol, but alwa...

In GEAR » UL at -20F?
March 03, 9:11pm

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