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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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a few things
few things that jump out :) clothing- socks- having a dry pair is prudent, having two extra pairs........ I just put my wet ones on in the morning, within 10 minutes they are fine; if something...

In Gear Lists » 3+ day solo trip in Pecos NM
September 02, 7:48am

Re: UD and Dragon
^ agree w/ your assessment, I still think the Dragon was the right choice for me- but combining features would be the very best

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 01, 1:13pm

Whisperer
nice jacket, but the MH Whsiperer has 2.8 oz of fill, how does 1.9 oz of 900 compare to 2.8 of 850? I'm guessing that it's still substantially more and can't tell if the MB has a draws...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 31, 8:22pm

bivy & tarp
all pm's answered, both bivy and tarp are still avaiable going to throw in a carbon fiber pole jack w/ the tarp thanks

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Superlight bivy and MLD Cricket tarp
August 31, 7:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: compass and ccf pad
yeah- a fair bit of my "running" is off trail-following ridge lines and such I wonder if your pad is thinner too?

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 6:36pm

Re: Re: compass and ccf pad
Art- how small are your trimming yours and what thickness? I've been spoiled by the inflatable, but thought I might get by w/ the 3/8" 20x57" pad, but it's just too big, too big ...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 5:52pm

compass and ccf pad
re: compass- this is a generic list, mostly going to be used here (MT)- Wonderland is on my list of runs though :) yeah- sadly the ccf is just too bulky for this small- definitely lighter though...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 5:05pm

Re: review
those pics look much better :) thanks Craig!

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 31, 4:59pm

Re: Re: three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
I'll check that out- thanks

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 30, 6:13am

Re: run/fast pack
I tried my 3/8" ccf pad (20x57) is definitely a no go, even if trimmed to 48-ish still a no go- tried leaving it round and then the middle for stuffing- not enough room, tried folding it flat-...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 29, 7:43pm

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