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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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Powered By Plants
"This past Sunday [July 12, 2015], ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek completed a thru-hike of the AT in record-breaking time: 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. "Given that most people tak...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powered By Plants
July 16, 1:10pm

Re: Shipping a Canister
I went to the PO to confirm I could ship a "100 gram/3.53 ounce" canister - 1) Metal Container? Check 2) No valve attached? Check 3) IsoButane? Check - showed her the label on the ca...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 16, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
So, after a lot of reading I "think" I can mail (USPS) the canister, surface, with proper labels etc. I'll take the canister, box, packing, and regulations down to the PO tomorrow ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 15, 8:49pm

Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
I'm scheduled to start hiking the PCT at Snoqualmie Pass proper on July 29th. The Wenatchee National Forest has put a fire ban in place - Non-Approved: "Alcohol ultralight stoves ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to Hike, and Need a Canister to Cook
July 15, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Health Savings Plan
Ian, Then think about funding a HSA, if you are comfortable with a High Deductible insurance plan. Jerry, "If you use the money for non-medical expenses before age 65, you’ll have t...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 4:22pm

Re: Re: Health Savings Plan
"I'm talking about the pre tax health savings plan, which for us, and I assume for all people is $2500 with only $500 of that eligible for carry over to the next year. " Ian, Is ...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 4:07pm

Re: Health Savings Plan
"... it's f-ing asinine that law won't allow for money saved in these plans to accumulate over the years..." Do you mean a Health Savings Account? Or your employer's i...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 3:32pm

FS: Locus Gear CP3
SOLD. Locus Gear's CP3s - carbon fiber, 3 section, new, never used. Details Here $110 includes shipping. PayPal Friend-or-Family please. PM or direct to

In Gear Swap » FS: Locus Gear CP3
July 15, 1:48pm

Re: Re: Past the Duck Pass trail...
Lydia, This Link will show you where he is on the JMT. Since his SPOT "pings" only every 30 minutes, his track jumps along in big chunks. You can zoom in to get the names of stre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 13, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Suggestions for Oat-Based Bars?
Thanks Doug. I've got some on order. I also found BearNaked bars locally. There is hope.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for Oat-Based Bars?
July 13, 8:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg Mihalik

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
This rating reflects use below 40° F. For summer use it could go much higher. I have wanted to try the Therm-A-Rest Neoair (72"), hoping it would be both light and warm. I've been thr...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 18, 10:35am

Petzl e+LITE
Just to get my experience into this thread here is a ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 02, 7:00pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Poor packing on my part resulted in a TD 12-10 stove getting a little squashed. I straightened it out as best possible and continued to use it for 8 more days, with no discernable loss of functionali...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 6:23pm