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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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May
I'd love to invite you and your friends to Montana, but May is not the time to come- much too unpredictable (even June is sadly) and there is that grizzly thing :) Last May my wife and I wen...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Suggestions for May 2011
January 07, 6:34pm

Re: Straws
Henry said "Mike, I presume you keep your 'skinny joint' straws in a different spot than your PJ firekit straws so that you don't use the wrong solution at the wrong time?"...

In GEAR » I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
January 07, 3:14pm

ti exchanger
Kevin- yup the later :) I was thinking the same thing on the "squeeze box", just get the spacing correct and make it simple folds around the pot. it would weigh a little more than my ro...

In Make Your Own Gear » titanium heat exchanger help
January 07, 3:12pm

stake bag
Lawson- that should be sufficient for any stakes that I'm aware of Mike

In Gear Deals » Mountainfitter Tube Sock
January 07, 7:15am

emergency knife
yup- hacksaw blade :) I roughed in the edge w/ a sanding drum (dremel), a belt sander would be even handier, then started w/ 220 grit sandpaper and slowly worked my way up to 1500 grit- it'...

In GEAR » I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
January 07, 7:13am

Re: No Bic...no fire.
if my mini bic doesn't work I'd much rather make my own determination if I need a fire :)

In GEAR » I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
January 06, 8:51pm

Re: I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
Dylan said "what's in the straws"? Amphetamine pixie sticks for emergency use only, um I mean firestraws :) take a section of straw, heat one end gently w/ a lighter, crimp w/ pli...

In GEAR » I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
January 06, 8:24pm

matchsafe
Dale- you have impeccable taste in matchsafes! :)

In GEAR » I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
January 06, 7:13pm

REI/UCO matches
yet another :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76Z3Dffcytk

In GEAR » I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
January 06, 7:03pm

I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8BY6AbHL9w not my vid btw (not that I'm not into hip music :))

In GEAR » I knew there was a reason I always carry REI matches for emergencies
January 06, 6:55pm

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