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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: Pasta difficult to rehydrate?
Most of the rice pastas rehydrate well just sitting in hot water. Also, Barilla Tortellini (wheat flour) is ready after soaking for 15 minutes.

In GEAR » Canister vs Esbit
August 16, 11:49am

Re: Re: Nolan's 14
^^^ "Only", as in not fastpacking, UL packing, or backpacking. I doubt the OP was denigrating the effort.

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Nolan's 14
August 16, 9:01am

Re: Nolan's 14
I live at the base of the southernmost peak - Shavano. The weather here is terrible. The rumble of thunder has been continuous all day. The same yesterday. Hopefully tomorrow will be better...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Nolan's 14
August 15, 6:06pm

Re: *all*
Nicole, Both my Deuter and Camelbak have a wide, almost triangular, reinforced hose barb attachment. (Mine are old, so things may be different now...) Are the leaks occurring around the ...

In GEAR » Advice on water resevoirs?
August 15, 4:55pm

Re: Advice on water resevoirs?
"... and *all* of them leak" Where? Seams, lid, bite valve, body? Which EMS store? TIA

In GEAR » Advice on water resevoirs?
August 15, 4:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Colorado Springs Area/ Pikes Peak
The Mountain Chalet, in the Springs, is a Great store and the folks there know what they are doing. The REI in the Springs is mediocre, like most.

In Pre-Trip Planning » CO Springs Area/ Pikes Peak
August 15, 3:45pm

Re: Canister vs Esbit
"the canister is capable of getting the water hotter than the Esbit, if you desire." I'm sure I'm missing something somewhere, but boiling water will be the same temperature ...

In GEAR » Canister vs Esbit
August 14, 9:24pm

Re: Price Lowered
Email sent. I'll take it.

In Gear Swap » FS- PUR Hiker Water Filter
August 14, 4:56pm

An Augmented Light Quilt to 32F
A recent trip had a potential for night time temperatures ranging from 50F to 30F. I took a 14 ounce Montbell #5 that I had turned into a hoodless quilt, a RAB Xenon, and a UL PacLite jacket as my...

In Make Your Own Gear » An Augmented Light Quilt to 32F
August 13, 4:33pm

Re: You should
+1 on "... dry what you make at home." I'm not Paleo, but we dry many "thick" dinners like chili, split pea, etc. A visiting friend is Paleo and is taking four meals f...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Paleo Recipes made with a Dehydrator?
August 13, 1:45pm

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