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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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sleeves/cozies for nalgenes
what are folks using? tia

In Winter Hiking » sleeves/cozies for nalgenes
February 20, 9:06pm

^ kids take to snowshoeing pretty naturally don't they :)

In Philosophy & Technique » How necessary are poles with snowshoes?
February 20, 6:06pm

mid guys
^ that does make it a little better weight wise :) does it (SD) have mid guy outs as well (thinking wind/snow)?

In GEAR » Pyramid Shelters-thegood, the bad, the ugly.
February 20, 6:05pm

two poles
wouldn't even think of venturing out in the winter w/o two poles- they've kept me upright too many times to count and when I do succumb to gravity, so much easier to get up- of course I own...

In Philosophy & Technique » How necessary are poles with snowshoes?
February 20, 5:07pm

style cs
I peeked at that one too on their site, looks pretty impressive for the size :)

In GEAR » Leatherman Style keychain multi-tool vs. Victorinox Classic
February 20, 4:54pm

^ agree w/ the above posts- look at all the mids before committing- adding to golite, mld and oware, are black diamond and bearpaw after looking at a lot of mids I decided on the MLD Duomid- goo...

In GEAR » Pyramid Shelters-thegood, the bad, the ugly.
February 20, 4:52pm

^ thanks- didn't even knew they (LM) made one that small :), I almost never use the toothpick (or nail file for that matter) so that's no biggie for me

In GEAR » Leatherman Style keychain multi-tool vs. Victorinox Classic
February 20, 4:40pm

craghoppers has some pants that might fit the bill as well

In GEAR » Advice re: tough pants
February 20, 4:10pm

Jason- the CR2 is a great tent for traveling w/ a significant other, it would not be the tent of choice for sharing w/ a "friend" imo it's (CR2) cozy w/ two, only one way in (and o...

In GEAR » Hubba Hubba or Carbon Reflex 2
February 20, 3:59pm

hat and sunscreen
definitely both, if you go w/ a brimmed hat- get one w/ a chin strap (or you will lose your hat) mine anchored securely w/ 50 mph+ winds

In GEAR » Hat instead of sunscreen?
February 20, 3:54pm

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