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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
blonde super models as well in Montana :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
October 08, 7:14am

Re: Re: 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
it helps me as well, both as motivation and as a learning tool- the last training thread I learned a ton!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
October 07, 7:16am

Blue Mtn 30k
^ sounds good :) I'm happy to report my first almost mid-pack race finish- Blue Mtn 30k in MIssoula- several good climbs, but nothing bordering on ridiculous, lots of runnable sections- a li...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
October 06, 5:15pm

Re: Re: soft bottles
^ interesting I'm guessing that the UD ones will be 20-22 oz as that seems to be the de-facto running bottle size, but maybe not??????

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
October 02, 7:12pm

soft bottles
^ that will be a great addition, looking forward to that :)

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
October 02, 6:36pm

Mt Taylor
Eugene- congrats, sounds like a great event. I watched a great indy movie called "Racing the Rez", they chronicled two reservation teams throughout their season, tremendous movie and ver...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
October 01, 7:27am

Re: Bruising and sloshing
Craig- the running has come along pretty nicely (albeit I'm not fast, much more like the tortoise)- I wish I would have "discovered" it years ago :) Eugene-I haven't been bothe...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
October 01, 7:20am

AK Race pack
I've got lots more miles on mine now (including three 50k races and numerous 20+ mile runs) and with the exception of a few minor nitpicks- the pack is a dandy; holds plenty of gear for it'...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
September 30, 8:22pm

Re: Zion run
Adan- I say the same thing every time as well, but heck it's true- I'm excited, glad you're in :) David- would be great if you could make it, missed you at Joshua Tree! I say "...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
September 30, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Techniques for Talus
nice article-thanks! if you do much (any?) hiking in high country you're going to get to experience talus, I enjoy it (albeit there have been some terse moments at times) as usually means yo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
September 25, 8:38pm

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

ULA Ohm
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