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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: hmmm
eric said "then you carry the fire, navigation and shelter on you .... thats what pockets are for or you dont get separated from your pack ... or partner there's only so much risk yo...

In GEAR » First aid and rescue kits - what to leave behind?
February 01, 8:48pm

0 and below
I try not to be out too much in that weather :) but when it can't be helped I use the same basic winter setup as I do for warmer temps w/ just a few minor tweaks light merino base layers ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter hiking around 0F and below - what do you wear?
February 01, 8:40pm

Re: hipbelt
eric said "prevents the pack from shifting when climbing i find" exactly, but also when boulder jumping, sliding down scree, moving very fast down the trail, etc, etc

In GEAR » No Hipbelt
February 01, 8:25pm

many conifers have nice dry twigs for the taking- even w/ lots of snow on the ground I use wood a lot on day trips, heating up soup, coffee, etc- works great, BUT for melting relatively large vo...

In Winter Hiking » CC Tri Ti Inferno W/ wood for winter??
February 01, 8:05pm

gear list
your gear list is pretty low volume and for 2-3 days you're not looking at a lot of food or water, so personally I'd opt for a smaller pack I'd look at the Burn, Jam and even the Pea...

In GEAR » What pack would you recommend?
February 01, 7:59pm

always a hipbelt
even w/ my most diminutive day pack, not for load bearing obviously, simply to help keep the pack in place I thought about it w/ my Ion, then thought better of it :) it's a one ounce hit...

In GEAR » No Hipbelt
February 01, 7:52pm

part 2
another great write-up- thanks! ^ Roger's advice is spot on, have taken several river rescue courses and one of the first items normally covered is multiple person crossing (or could be a re...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole Part 2: The Snowy Sierra
February 01, 5:19pm

Re: Re: Re: paypal
found it- thanks ordered a copy :)

In Gear Deals » GoLite pack raffle with pre-order of National Geographic issue
February 01, 5:10pm

I think in composition they are very similar to wetfire, possibly identical????? they come wrapped individually, kind of- but more like an ice tray w/ wrap over the top, they could be cut indivi...

In GEAR » Solid fuel users
February 01, 5:02pm

^ how did you order through paypal? thanks

In Gear Deals » GoLite pack raffle with pre-order of National Geographic issue
February 01, 1:09pm

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