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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Maps
Craig- I've got a map already as well- thanks

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 27, 8:26am

wet & warm
this last couple of years of trail running I've experienced frequent "wet & warm" scenarios- sometimes it's just a long sleeve base layer w/ a windshirt, sometimes it's a ...

In GEAR » wetting out
February 27, 8:25am

add Marmot
look @ both the Hydrogen (30F) and Atom (40F), fit/finish is excellent as are the materials (including the high loft down) and are lightweight- they can usually be found on sale for reasonable prices

In GEAR » I need a new 3-season bag..thoughts
February 27, 8:04am

Re: Re: phone list
number sent :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 26, 6:55pm

phone list
would it be worthwhile getting a phone list (email list) to Craig? we did that for the R2R2R trip and it was nice to have several numbers just in case

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 26, 12:49pm

Re: Re: two years w/ the Opti (battery tester)
Chris it's the ZTS Mini Multi-Battery tester- tests all of the common batteries, including CR123's http://www.batteryjunction.com/zts-mbt.html

In GEAR » Steripen Opti still the way to go?
February 26, 12:47pm

two years w/ the Opti
two years w/ the Opti, lots of liters of water treated- no malfunctions like one of the others posted I switched my headlamp to a Zebralight (CR123) to have spares either way in a pinch- I bough...

In GEAR » Steripen Opti still the way to go?
February 26, 7:49am

almost always a light, knife, wallet and phone

In GEAR » Everyday Carry
February 25, 9:07pm

rock craft or the old rock guides
nice, light softshell (10 oz)- very comfy, breathable, have some stretch to them, sturdy, good pockets, easy to roll up and have a very good DWR finish I wear them summer through winter (just ad...

In GEAR » Hiking Pants
February 25, 8:44pm

Re: Re: water drop
sounds good, I'll just plan on carrying it- not an overly big weight savings :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree CRHT Run
February 25, 5:56pm

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