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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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houdini
now I don't feel so silly having three Houdini's :)

In GEAR » 2013 Spring Patagonia Houdini Pants / Jacket
May 27, 7:40pm

ESEE Izula knife w/ custom kydex sheath
orange Izula knife in mint condition w/ nice custom kydex necker sheath along w/ original sheath and papers nice and light :) SOLD $65 shipped & paypal'd SOLD

In Gear Swap » ESEE Izula knife w/ custom kydex sheath
May 27, 6:55pm

N1's
the N1's arrived on Friday,tried them on while they felt a little "funny"- no fit issues I could point to Saturday was a long run, so didn't want that to be their maiden voyage, ...

In GEAR » need trail runners for very rocky/talus/scree conditions
May 26, 10:46am

Re: Hydropel being discontinued?!
^ would you mind sharing the "recipe"?- thanks

In GEAR » Hydropel being discontinued?!
May 26, 8:23am

tools
thanks Ryan- I like episode 1 :) I have to agree w/ Dale, for the weight a Farmer SAK (or if you can find one- Bushcrafter-blade, saw, awl) is a pretty darn good tool for a small fire or a wood ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
May 22, 7:37pm

shoes
Art- not crazy about shoes- just need to find the right ones :) my toes aren't just longer than average- they are all the same length (except my little toe)- so there isn't the classic...

In GEAR » need trail runners for very rocky/talus/scree conditions
May 21, 9:12am

r2r2rx3
very impressive feat, equally impressive was his back to back circumvention of Rainier he was interviewed recently and I really liked his comment on running ultras- as a back of the packer he sa...

In Other Activities » Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim
May 21, 8:40am

Helios's are out :(
well the Helios's aren't going to work :( they feel great in the heel and mid-foot, but even though I have a good thumbs width from the top of my toe, they are too tight laterally in the t...

In GEAR » need trail runners for very rocky/talus/scree conditions
May 20, 7:29pm

MB fit
the MB shirts are even more athletic cut than the Patagonia ones- if you want them slightly loose- definitely order a size up

In GEAR » very lightweight (<150) merino short sleeve shirt
May 20, 12:57pm

Re: Re: very lightweight (&lt;150) merino short sleeve shirt
I have both the Pat Merino 1 and the new MB ones, I like them both- the MB's are a little more reasonably priced, performance seems to be similar (breathability, dry time, etc)- the Merino 1 ha...

In GEAR » very lightweight (<150) merino short sleeve shirt
May 20, 7:53am

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