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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: Re: Re: "Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change...."
"... there's a basis in reality for the 'paranoid' view expressed in the quote above." In 2013 there were about 20 murders by gun, and about 3,800 sexual assaults on men,...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Just go
+1 Dozens of solo trips in the Sierra, Winds, Grand Canyon, and Colorado. My schedule, my pace, anywhere, anytime.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 07, 6:27pm

Re: "Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change...."
"... there's a basis in reality for the 'paranoid' view expressed in the quote above." I agree wholeheartedly that risks exist in city and urban environments (14 million se...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Food Requirements?
Tom, "About 1200 calories of carbs to support an ~20-22 mile day, with the rest coming from body fat." Your total intake is 1200 calories per day?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 06, 8:24pm

Re: 1/8" CCF as pot cozy
I used 1/8", but two layers, with seams on opposite sides. I did this after making a couple of Reflectix cozys. With Reflectix the tape rolls off, and the seams fill with grunge. Probably &...

In GEAR » 1/8" CCF as pot cozy
December 06, 4:31pm

Re: Re freezing
Do you all have an idea how long it'll take for something to freeze? "I am planning on bringing either two liters of water or 1 liter of water ..." If your water bottle is NOT...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need Help! Calories for winter ascent of 12K+ peak
December 06, 3:47pm

Re: Need Help! Calories for winter ascent of 12K+ peak
What is your expected time - ~8 hours? 8 x 300 = 2400. You'll start with about 1500 "in the bank", so 1400 additional is reasonable. Even so, it's a day trip - doubling up on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need Help! Calories for winter ascent of 12K+ peak
December 06, 9:12am

Re: Re: Compared to the JMT
Eli - This is why I like to be able to create profiles - - when I can match elevation and distance scales it helps me compare, contrast, and plan.

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Distance and Elevation Data for Washington?
December 05, 9:04pm

Re: Profile
Frank T - Thanks for the tips and tricks - ... via Halfmile's Waypoints and Excel. I used 1 mile intervals between the I-90 summit and Rainy Pass, and have full control of the output....

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Distance and Elevation Data for Washington?
December 05, 7:00pm

Re: Re: PCT Distance and Elevation Data for Washington?
He, like others, is selling applications, not data. I understand that. Folks worked hard to collect that data. I'm hoping some old school guy put a data set together "pre-apps" a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Distance and Elevation Data for Washington?
December 05, 8:42am

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