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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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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Re: suitable use for a cuben bivy
^ :) after more reading, looks like eVENT (w/ cuben bottom) is what is called for, of course it triples the weight (4.5 vs 13.5) unless someone has a different idea for a top? thanks

In GEAR » suitable use for a cuben bivy
February 24, 7:10am

Re: Re: Cuben bivy
ahh- that makes sense, I see the top is "Argon"- my looking around shows there are a couple of versions (maybe more?), different breathability, different HH's- I have an email into Jo...

In GEAR » suitable use for a cuben bivy
February 23, 9:05pm

suitable use for a cuben bivy
I saw a cuben bivy on Borah's site and was wondering what would be a suitable use for such a bivy? If suitable I thought this would be a great bivy for snow cave/trench use. My worry is about...

In GEAR » suitable use for a cuben bivy
February 23, 7:33am

Re: Re: great deal
curious how you ordered the vest?, on their site it has no price or paypal button, same on their eVENT bivy- yet some items have a button to purchase, others don't??????????

In GEAR » Borah Gear
February 23, 7:23am

Re: Cap 4 one-piece, thoughts?
everyone is different, but for me my bottom base layer is always lighter than my top one- my legs don't have the same thermal needs as my torso; even more so in the winter when I'm typicall...

In GEAR » Cap 4 one-piece, thoughts?
February 23, 7:21am

^ sounds nice :) in Montana I have to be prepared for close to the other end, 0 degrees gives me a little room if were to drop below that I just ordered a CAMP Crest shovel, it's not suitab...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
February 23, 7:09am

iphone 6 update
Amy- any luck getting your hands on an iphone6? really hoping that battery life has improved from the 5 (at least on ATT anyways) thanks Mike

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
February 22, 6:36pm

Re: WTB 20* Down Sleeping Bag
I have a Marmot Helium (15 degrees) , size Regular, used three nights- mint condition, I haven't gotten around to listing it yet-was going to shoot you a pm, but you don't have it setup

In Gear Swap » WTB 20* Down Sleeping Bag
February 21, 5:13pm

Re: Mid layer
he's not bringing a puffy

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 21, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: New Garmin epix
interesting :) really like the "big" screen, battery life looks like a downfall for it though currently; looks like it could be a little more water resistant too IPX6 vs ATM 5 for the epix

In GEAR » New Garmin epix
February 21, 12:55pm

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