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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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eric- I'll ask them sounds like I can't go wrong w/ either the Anker or Jackery, just like the idea of having a light as a bonus :) mike

In GEAR » anyone try the Black Diamond Ember flashlight/device charger?
March 23, 7:32am

Re: re
I might have to check the Fastpack 30 out, no real complaints on the Dragon, but it's really a one or two night pack tops- having additional room would definitely be handy for trips in the 2+ r...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
March 23, 7:30am

snowshoe experiment
^ looks like fun! last weekend I tried out a pair of MSR Shifts as I heard that model bantered around here a bit. I have a light pair of running snowshoes, but the grip on the shoes themselves ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 22, 8:51pm

anyone try the Black Diamond Ember flashlight/device charger?
I have a new iphone coming (joining the 21st century!) and was perusing small chargers and came upon the BD Ember, pretty decent flashlight w/ 2600 mAh capacity and 3.4 oz - the other ones I was lo...

In GEAR » anyone try the Black Diamond Ember flashlight/device charger?
March 22, 3:25pm

Re: Knives!
^ very nice :) I think you'll be happy w/ the Izula too, nice knife (sad, but I think I've owned damned near every lightweight fixed blade on the market :))

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 22, 10:49am

Re: Re: Re: another Chameece user
funny, I find it slightly warmer than the light grid fleeces (Cap 4, not R1)- Cap 4 moves moisture better, but I think the voids make it a little chillier when stopped vs the "fluffy" 100...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
March 22, 8:03am

Re: eVENT Chock Solo
Anthony- returned your pm, shelter is SOLD to Anthony thanks Mike

In Gear Swap » FS Integral Designs four season solo shelter, eVENT Chock Solo- brand new!
March 21, 3:22pm

winter use
anyone have there's out this winter? handle winds and snow loads? thanks Mike

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
March 20, 8:02pm

FS Integral Designs four season solo shelter, eVENT Chock Solo- brand new!
SOLD a nice, small four season shelter- 3l eVENT, from ID's page: SOLD Lightweight and roomy; ideal for the solo mountain traveler who prefers sitting space and room to spread out Durable 3...

In Gear Swap » FS Integral Designs four season solo shelter, eVENT Chock Solo- brand new!
March 20, 7:43pm

Re: Best trekking poles for CDT thru hike
I'd also look at BD UD Z poles, lightweight and the ability to fold them up and get them out of the way when not needed is pretty nice; thus far mine have been very durable and can be fitted w/...

In GEAR » Best trekking poles for CDT thru hike
March 20, 7:24pm

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