Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear List3 day SUL gear list

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Mike M

Showing 251 - 260 of 3976 | Page: 1 ...17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 ...398


Forum » Thread

that's the setup I carry outside of "winter" (winter I carry a down half bag/parka, longer pad, bivy)- a little over 10 oz- I use the AMK heavy duty blanket (6.4 oz), 12 hour beeswax ...

In GEAR » Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
April 14, 7:28am

inverted V
pretty nifty setup that Locus has :) I just made my own pole jacks for my Duomid-aluminum stock, light and cheap

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 13, 5:45pm

Khufu vs Solomid XL
little off the original topic, but..... I've been looking at a Solomid XL in cuben, but the Khufu looks interesting the Solomid XL is a little longer 110" vs 105", the Khufu is wi...

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 13, 7:32am

Re: Re: Scales for weighing gear
I've had this one for five years now, easy on batteries and accurate- only goes up to 6.6 lbs, but that should cover most UL items :)

In GEAR » Scales for weighing gear
April 13, 7:11am

one other thing about Katabatic
if choosing one of their quilts, their ratings are very conservative imo- look at the loft on their spec sheet, my 30 degree quilt is in all reality a 20 quilt

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 12, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: Lands End mittens
^^ if they fit and their light, I'll grab a couple of more pairs ^ tough choice :)

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 12, 11:17am

thick, tall wool socks
I've tried numerous iterations of combos in wet/cool weather and I always come back to thick wool socks and more recently tall, thick ones combined w/ "normal" trail runners and gaite...

In GEAR » Feet: not dry, but warm
April 12, 8:13am

Re: Re: Re: ZPacks?
that's what I thought, unless the hand model has really small hands I ordered some women's L/XL 100 Polartec mittens from Lands End- $4.99 a pair, some of the reviews said they ran big- ...

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 12, 7:53am

Re: Stealth Fire
^ that's the way I do fires in the winter out of necessity as I'm often on 5'+ of snow, so you have to have a large platform for the fire to burn on- have to say it works pretty well ...

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 12, 7:48am

Re: Re: modern take on Scout fire
^ thanks, that's kind of what I thought- I'll have a light down jacket w/ me and possibly a fleece vest as well, I figured I'd put the hardshell over my base layer and the other layers ...

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 11, 7:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

Showing 1 - 10 of 33 | Page: 1 2 3 4



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