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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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

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^ I think a lot of folks overlook that fact about bivies, they definitely add some warmth to your sleeping system and are a built in ground cloth, they also get rid of any pesty bugs

In GEAR » Bivy? What bivy?
February 23, 7:18pm

received mine today and like many of the previous posters noticed that the torso length on the M/L is not overly long (nor adj like the Talon series) I'm 6' and torso of 20.5-21"- I...

In GEAR » First Look: Osprey Hornet 46
February 23, 7:08pm

well that might well be a record- I received my pack today-23rd (payment sent on the 21st)- thanks!

In Gear Deals » BPL Trekking School/Product Review Packs - Various Manufacturers - Inventory Available!
February 23, 6:02pm

stake bags
Lawson- were you going to be offering stake bags? "regular" size will work :) thanks Mike

In Gear Deals » Cuben Fiber Drybags and Titanium Ti-Eye Stakes Instock
February 23, 6:00pm

teton crest
very well done gents, thanks for sharing!

In Editor's Roundtable » Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
February 23, 5:57pm

vest or shirt
pretty easy question, given they are the same weight (and same weight fabric)- I'd choose the shirt as it will give you a higher clo value for your insulation layer if they are the same weig...

In GEAR » Fleece shirt and vest are both identical in weight! Which one?!
February 23, 5:06pm

Richard- it really varies w/ the user, some sleep at the very warm end of the scale, others the opposite- hence the discrepancy over what temp the bag is comfortable at clearly the addition of c...

In GEAR » Extending the range of your sleeping bag
February 23, 1:30pm

MLD superlight
superlight in large should do the trick, I'm 6' ~ 200# and the regular fits me fine (that's w/ a full length neoair and highloft bag), so a large should be just about perfect my regu...

In GEAR » Bivy? What bivy?
February 23, 1:21pm

more than one
maybe because they have more than one and the last one is SPF?

In Gear Deals » BPL Trekking School/Product Review Packs - Various Manufacturers - Inventory Available!
February 23, 7:09am

Ryan- I sent payment on the Hornet at ~ 7:30 AM MST, might want to check your paypal account, the notification may have been "ate" by your spam filter :) I can get a transaction number...

In Gear Deals » BPL Trekking School/Product Review Packs - Various Manufacturers - Inventory Available!
February 22, 6:46pm

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