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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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if pellets don't work due to their size/shape, something else "standard"- maybe chopsticks? :)

In GEAR » Woodburning stove "Burn-Off"
February 08, 12:32pm

most often I use a 1/2 pyramid, head sometimes gets a little close to the tarp if it's raining (sags a little), if I'm pretty sure it's going to rain I go to a A frame or modified A fra...

In GEAR » What is your favorite pitch for a 5x8 tarp with bivy?
February 08, 7:28am

I think using the same fuel wouldn't be too much of a problem w/ something like commercial wood burning pellets readily available Roger- I'll try and send some of our -20 (that's w/ ...

In GEAR » Woodburning stove "Burn-Off"
February 08, 7:11am

light powdery snow your going to sink some, no way around it I had 25" shoes the previous two winters and if the snow was firmish I was fine, if it was on the dry side I sank a little too m...

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoe floatation question
February 07, 8:27am

I'm 6' and use a 8x5 poncho/tarp- a bivy isn't a luxury item, I need it. The extra foot would be helpful, but I'd want more in width as well if I was to go sans bivy look at the...

In GEAR » Yet another tarp choice...MLD Monk or Oware 2.0
February 07, 8:14am

Re: Vest/Jkt
Dan said "Warm weather: Down vest (thin), no hood to potentially hang out and get wet. Cool weather: Down or synthetic jacket (medium warmth), no hood for same reason Cold weather: Down jac...

In GEAR » Vest or down hooded jacket?
February 07, 7:53am

sad :(
it's too bad that growing pains are causing problems (better that than no customers though!) sounds like it might be time to consider hiring a part time employee, would at least help to keep...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay
February 06, 11:00am

frame sheet options
^ yes, please do post up when you get a chance to mess around w/ it :) the ability to use just the pad (light loads), frame sheet+ pad (medium loads), stay(s) + frame sheet + pad (heavier load...

In Make Your Own Gear » frame sheet for Golite Pinnacle (or Jam)
February 06, 8:16am

Mark- I have the same shoes (snowshoes that is :)) and I use lightweight, insulated boots (Merrell Isotherm) and haven't had any problems. I've been tempted to try trail runners, but these...

In Winter Hiking » newbie snow shoe advice
February 05, 6:12pm

thanks- that was helpful :)

In GEAR » First Look: Osprey Hornet 46
February 05, 4:34pm

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