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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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camp grounds
I'll revisit the maps, but looks like a bike at the beginning and end could be advantageous- obviously can't be used within the Wilderness boundaries, but could cut time down vs walking roads

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 06, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Light 20oz
after looking at a lot of bottles I settled on Montana Treasure 20 oz bottles, I'm sure these are rebranded a bunch of different names the bottle has a light blue hue and is definitely sturd...

In GEAR » lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
August 05, 8:53pm

Re: Re: 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Dave- question if I may- looking at the map I'm seeing both campgrounds (start/finish) a fair distance from any trail heads, am I looking at it correctly? is the actual start/finish at the cam...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 05, 7:27pm

WTB cuben bivy
*FOUND* Figured I'd ask here first before I order one- looking for a cuben bottomed bivy/breathable top bivy- side zip preferred. Something along the lines of the Borah or MLD ones. I'm 5...

In Gear Swap » WTB cuben bivy
August 05, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Core impressions
yup quick one :) my Helium II rain jacket, which I needed as it opened up pretty good on my way to Warren Lake

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
August 04, 7:46pm

Core impressions
I got to take the Core out for a spin in the Pintlers, this was my first official SUL trip- I've flirted w/ sub 5#'s before, this time I was under :) the volume is very nice; with this k...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
August 04, 7:13pm

Re: Pics
headed out to the Pintlers tomorrow

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
August 02, 8:25pm

Re: Still processing...CPU crash...
Dude- that is an incredible (incredibly painful) story! I'm glad you made it out safe, not glad you didn't get that FKT you worked so hard for- there will be another day. Push Harder- t...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
August 01, 4:53pm

I'm not an audiophile so I can't really comment on the sound quality, plenty good enough for me. I've had mine a little over two years and ~ 4000 miles of trail running and they are st...

In GEAR » sports ear buds
July 31, 8:44pm

Extremely solid efforts by both gentlemen; big hats off! Just shows you what an incredible undertaking this is and what a incredible achievement is to hold such a record

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
July 31, 3:23pm

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