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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear List3 day "Shoulder Season" list- Rocky Mtns

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Ryan- sounds good- I'll take it- pm sent thanks

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning-Patagonia Size Large
November 25, 11:39am

Ion Large would probably fit the bill volume/weight wise, but it wouldn't be very comfortable running in my experience- you might be able to modify/replace the waist belt to make it stay in pla...

In GEAR » Running pack for unsupported trips
November 25, 9:50am

Hi- is the windshirt full zip- I've seen some military ones that are pullover also does the long effect sizing much? thanks Mike

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning-Patagonia Size Large
November 25, 9:36am

going UL opens up possibilities that allows you to get into and out areas in a given time frame that would be very difficult to accomplish w/ more weight lots of folks fish on this forum, someti...

In Gear Lists » First time I ever weighed my gear!
November 25, 8:45am

Eton FR600
^ the redcross one you linked is a Eton FR600 I wouldn't mind a small battery operated one, but I definitely want the NOAA channels on any radio I purchase

In GEAR » Best emergency radio (for home and car camping)
November 24, 9:00pm

the Uvex's showed up, nice looking google- it folds up as advertised (small hinge in the nose bridge)- weight is acceptable- 2.4 oz (could probably lose at least .5 oz as the strap is pretty lo...

In GEAR » recommendation on light goggles
November 24, 8:24pm

old school tele
turns out that's what I have down in my basement- circa early 90's wax E99's (w/ matching Merrell tele boots) :) nice photo btw :)

In Winter Hiking » Winter Day Hiking Items: Scenario
November 24, 5:45pm

I agree- include an appropriate sized mid in your consideration, roomy and light and if correctly designed a worthy four season tent; add a inner or bug netting on the perimeter and you have a bug ...

In GEAR » Best Snow Shedding Design
November 24, 4:46pm

can't help, but am subscribing- we need to get one

In GEAR » Best emergency radio (for home and car camping)
November 24, 4:28pm

in the cart
in the cart and even paid doesn't mean your going to get the discount- I found that out last time I tried to purchase something from bentgate- two days later I got a call saying that the discou...

In Gear Deals » Bent Gate 20% off
November 24, 4:17pm

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