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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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so a needle and thimble is probably out then :)

In Make Your Own Gear » frame sheet for Golite Pinnacle (or Jam)
February 08, 7:35pm

^ project
quite a project! I wouldn't have even guessed that the stay pouch was sewn- how difficult was that?

In Make Your Own Gear » frame sheet for Golite Pinnacle (or Jam)
February 08, 7:23pm

Re: Re: pitch

In GEAR » What is your favorite pitch for a 5x8 tarp with bivy?
February 08, 6:12pm

I have an older Dana lumbar pack (~ 15 liters) that I use for hunting- nice to have my arms free. It has a "beavertail" flap on it that allows me to carry an additional jacket, the volum...

In GEAR » Fanny Packs?
February 08, 6:07pm

competition vs test
a competition (videoed?) would certainly be interesting and probably insightful, but I was thinking more along the lines of an "official" test by BPL- they could contrast the different st...

In GEAR » Woodburning stove "Burn-Off"
February 08, 5:59pm

^ yeah I saw your other thread :)

In GEAR » What is your favorite pitch for a 5x8 tarp with bivy?
February 08, 5:51pm

warm weather
for warm weather you might be able to get by w/ a insulating vest- syn if your country tends to be wet, down if drier when layered over a long sleeve base layer and under a windshirt or hardshel...

In Gear Lists » Weekend warrior gear list
February 08, 5:50pm

^ wrinkled
Ken- what the heck is up w/ that pitch? - looks awfully wrinkled and un-taut ;)

In GEAR » What is your favorite pitch for a 5x8 tarp with bivy?
February 08, 5:25pm

^ nice
very nice- looks like the bends came out good to me :) where did you source the aluminum stay and nylon pouch? I might have missed this, what pack are you using this in? thanks

In Make Your Own Gear » frame sheet for Golite Pinnacle (or Jam)
February 08, 5:23pm

^ or that :)

In GEAR » Woodburning stove "Burn-Off"
February 08, 12:55pm

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