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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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nice pack :)
as someone previously noted, it's reminiscent of a modded Ion- albeit the Burn is much more refined :) the dimensions are pretty close too Burn 9.75 x 5.5 x 26; my Ion (L) 9.5 x 5.75 x 22 ...

In GEAR » MLD Burn
June 30, 8:33am

another 1.5 ozs :)
I took the suggestion on ditching the sit pad (albeit it was after I was reading the thread on the MLD Burn and saw several were running their neo's in thirds against the back of the pack) ...

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 29, 9:05pm

Re: micarta vs. g10
both laminates, G10 is a grade of glass/epoxy, micarta can vary using cloth, linen and different resins- it's been around for over a century micarta is generally a little more grippy than g1...

In GEAR » micarta vs. g10
June 29, 6:15pm

esbit
I also scrape a corner, I've had better luck lighting w/ a small birthday candle vs the mini bic (use the mini bic to light the candle though :) ) like one of the above posters, esbit is my ...

In GEAR » Esbit Questions
June 29, 6:20am

lowered price (again)
$95- that's about 40% off of new (and this is new :)) thanks

In Gear Swap » Patagonia Nano Puff jacket- brand new
June 29, 6:09am

new bits
^^ both appear to be nice bits, but not probable in the near future I was able to shed .8 oz on the maps and .3 oz on bear hanging rope- it was 50' long and I never used that much in all my...

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 27, 7:13pm

price drop
let's try $100 even, I did say it was brand new didn't I? :)

In Gear Swap » Patagonia Nano Puff jacket- brand new
June 27, 1:02pm

Re: Ti Spokes
I found some on sale at a bmx shop- shorter spokes, so cheaper (you don't need long ones) ss vs ti- not sure on the weight savings?????

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 oz. grill
June 26, 9:52am

progress :)
made a little more progress :) I reduced the suncreen and bugdope by 0.1 each for a whopping 0.2 savings :) I've reduced the fak to 1.3 for a savings of 0.5, the repair kit to 0.4 for a 0...

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 26, 9:39am

size concern
I got a summerlite last year on a screaming deal- nicely constructed bag, but was simply to tight (6' 200#)- keep that in mind, part of the weight savings is in the cut I swapped w/ a member...

In GEAR » Marmot Atom or WM Summerlite?
June 25, 9:39pm

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