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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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decision time
a little followup: I chatted w/ Ron and he thought the speedmid might be a better option for two, he also said he would be able to make a slightly larger inner tent to better take advantage of t...

In GEAR » what "tent" to replace my Carbon Reflex 2
August 13, 4:41pm

kydex
I agree kydex is the best choice- indestructable and if done correctly very safe and secure there are several weights (thicknesses) of kydex- for a light knife a thinner kydexd is all that is ne...

In GEAR » ultralight knife sheaths?
August 13, 2:59pm

$1400
$1400 extra a month would be a great "dilemma" :) I don't have that dilemma, but have (will have actually) an extra $1400 from working the Sturgis Bike Rally- what I've dubbed my...

In GEAR » Wish List - One item Only
August 12, 4:17pm

rubber band
I use a rubberband on all my SP kits (450/600/900)- about the lightest option that works that I could find

In GEAR » How to pack Snowpeak trek 700
August 10, 8:44pm

large
my ex light is a size large and I feel it's pretty true to size- I'm 5' 11" 190# 42-44 chest and it fits comfortably over a base layer I think a medium might be a better fit for...

In GEAR » Montbell sizing help
August 10, 4:17pm

cap 4
^ another fan of cap 4- I didn't even know they ever made a R 1/2 :)

In GEAR » Favorite Mid-Layer?
August 10, 4:13pm

another e-lite here
petzel e-lite here as well- I care a set of spare batteries- they're pretty light I have used the e-lite to hike at night (this wasn't a planned night hike!) and while not the lamp I'...

In GEAR » What's your lightweight illumination solution?
August 10, 4:11pm

Crazies
Eugene- thanks- you'll have to venture up this way some time so I can return the favor :) Richard- that's correct- was made somewhat famous in the movie about Jeremiah Johnson

In Post-Trip Reports » Crazy Mountains, Montana
August 10, 1:06pm

rite in rain
I use their small notebook- the pages are removable (w/ a little work)- so I either lighten up the notebook by taking sheets out or for really light endeavors- pull out x amount of sheets and use d...

In GEAR » write in rain notebook question
August 08, 11:37am

Re: When it's coming out in the US?
found this on one of the gear sites "The Patagonia Ultralight Down Shirt will be available for Spring 2011"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 6oz patagonia down shirt
August 07, 6:31pm

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