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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Re: Trail Logistics
calories- I'm planning on one bottle mixed w/ 2 scoops of Perpetuem/1 scoop HEED which should yield ~ 350 calories and plan on it lasting 2-2.5hrs, I'll have another with me to mix at aroun...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 13, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Re: I'm in!
^ good deal :) Eugene- wish you could make it, I've got a couple new orange bits I was saving just for you :) Mike

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 11, 8:03pm

Re: Re: That guy...
I'm pretty sure I'm that guy too (despite the glossy photo and fancy pack! :)) I think I'm going to use my fancy pack w/ the addition of a 1 liter platy hoser (which fits rather nice...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 11, 6:35pm

I'm in!
I'm in boys! Found a good deal this morning and talked to Craig (flight comes in Thurday evening) and said it will work for him- thanks Craig! Craig- I'll give you a shout a little late...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 11, 8:21am

inner
I might have to give the inner a chance, been using a bivy w/ it- the inner is only 1.5 oz more

In GEAR » Cricket has arrived
February 09, 7:29pm

Re: Will it hold Amphipod bottles?
yup- I'm 100% they will fit :) also I used the pack mtn biking when I was in the Carolinas and didn't carry any bottles in it and you could secure the top down to hold a camera, food, ...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
February 08, 11:24am

winter
I use it very similarly as I do in other seasons. If I'm moving and a base layer isn't enough, I layer the Houdini over- it blocks wind/precip, but also holds a little heat in; if the base...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini or Stoic Wraith
February 08, 11:10am

update
wore the AK at a recent event (Uwharrie Mtn Run) and have to say I'm still very impressed w/ this little pack. there was a significant wind storm two days prior to the event which resulted in ...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
February 07, 7:54pm

kit
the SHR requires carrying quite a bit of food at a stretch and the weather is often unpredictable and hostile which equates to a hardier shelter and more insulation in clothing/bag/pad- this starts...

In Philosophy & Technique » Four Point Five Pounds.
February 07, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL Montana Winter Rendezvous-question
Craig- I'm seeing prices going up (both from Billings and Missoula to LAX or Ontario) for Joshua Tree- any secrets I'm not aware of? Looks like Allegiant will be servicing LA, they'r...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Montana Winter Rendezvous
February 05, 6:50pm

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