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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: Re: Animals
not sure what your definition of ruin is, but wild animals can pass on Giardia (muskrats, beavers to name a few)- dead "wild" animals in a water source can also "ruin" water for...

In Gear Lists » Wonderland Trail Gear List
January 15, 8:17pm

gross grain line-loc
me likes that idea :)

In GEAR » NEW!!-Gossamer Gear CubicTwinn - 5.5oz
January 15, 8:05pm

stake sack
I think Lawson is working on some cuben tent stake sacks- they would obviously double nicely for a rock bag I can attest to the large rock vs several small rock scenario, but a little hole in my...

In GEAR » rock bag recommendations
January 15, 7:53pm

Re: Re: weight on the REI ones?
oh that isn't bad at all, the Endeavors in size Large are just under 4 oz- just about tit for tat :) the Endeavors also have some "fluff"- I've left everything on for now

In GEAR » Anything better for hands and head?
January 15, 7:14pm

Re: Re: web skills
^ please do! :)

In GEAR » Kookabay pads! Let's see them.
January 15, 6:19pm

weight on the REI ones?
didn't see a weight listed, if they were in the ballpark that definitely would be a good buy <-- got my endeavors on a 20% off sale :)

In GEAR » Anything better for hands and head?
January 15, 6:15pm

web skills
someone really should trade Bender some of their web skills for a pad(s) :) <-- unfortunately that's not me :(

In GEAR » Kookabay pads! Let's see them.
January 15, 5:52pm

durability
if durability is a concern w/ the MLD's, the OR Endeavors (while heavier, but still pretty light) might be worth looking @ my winter hand formula - light merino liners, PL400 mitts, Endeavor...

In GEAR » Anything better for hands and head?
January 15, 5:38pm

in between
I agree w/ Mark on something in between best case and worst case, you can still be plenty light going that route (and usually plenty comfortable), if it is worst case- I might be uncomfortable, but...

In GEAR » Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
January 15, 9:53am

big bend
Larry- sounds like you guys had a great trip- thanks for sharing it! I was curious how your trip went as I commented a bit on the threads you started pre-trip. I love seeing places that are so ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend OML Jan. 6-9, 2011
January 14, 7:37pm

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