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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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you get a few w/ the "field repair kit"- my guess is that MSR would send you one for free :) that pic looks awfully familiar :D

In GEAR » Snowshoe Strap Clip - Where to find it?
October 29, 8:11pm

*SOLD* FS MSR Lightning 25 snowshoes *SOLD*
MSR Lightning 25's, in excellent condition, purchased last winter and used on 3 day trips nice & light 3lbs 1 oz for the pair $150 and I'll throw in shipping to boot! lowered p...

In Gear Swap » FS MSR Lightning 25 snowshoes
October 29, 9:48am

mld bivy
I saw Ron's announcement and then read the description on his site where he contrasts it w/ his superlight bivy- after reading, looks like for me anyways, my choice for the superlight was proba...

In GEAR » New MLD Bivy -SuperVENT Bivy
October 29, 8:15am

hiking group
^ hey I've seen that group in Montana! :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
October 28, 9:12pm

Cap 1
Cap 1 has been pretty odor free for me, on longer outings- @ day 3 or so, I give it a quick wash w/ Dr Bronners, rinse and ring- this is usually a good time to give my self a similar treatment :)

In GEAR » Stink-free Synthetics?
October 28, 8:54pm

use the 3XREWARD coupon w/ their 20% off sale items and earn triple points- makes out for a very nice deal :)

In Gear Deals » Moosejaw's 18th Anniversary Sale - 20% off (almost) everything
October 28, 6:13pm

Re: Fast and Light Daypack
David said "I've had some luck with the Osprey Talon 22. Probably the most feature rich, yet lightweight daypack available." ^ that's the exact route I went as well. I've ...

In GEAR » Fast and Light Daypack
October 28, 12:42pm

available in January
get an email back from Osprey, the expect the Hornets to be available sometime in January if any more of the testers have comments, would certainly like to hear :) Mike

In GEAR » First Look: Osprey Hornet 46
October 28, 8:39am


In Gear Swap » WTB or WTT MSR Lightning (or Ascent) 30
October 27, 5:30pm

I would think the surface your hiking would be one of the largest factors (if not the largest) in foot "comfort"; most of the hiking I do is on rough, rocky surfaces and moderate cushioni...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking without cushioning
October 27, 8:16am

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