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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear List3 day "Shoulder Season" list- Rocky Mtns

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Tabata Sprints
I've done a little scouring of the web on Tabata- I can see where this could be really beneficial (albeit somewhat torturous!) watching several videos (only 4 minutes long) I can see that ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
November 04, 7:35pm

weights for the setup I listed above SW liners 1.4 oz PL 400 mitts 2.7 oz Endeavor overmitts 3.7 oz total 7.8 oz (me...

In GEAR » Recommend me a Winter glove system
November 04, 12:39pm

three part system
^ I'll be using a very similar setup 1 Smartwool glove liners 2. OR PL400 mitts 3. OR Endeavor over mitts I anticipate most of the time it will be glove liners on their own or in combi...

In GEAR » Recommend me a Winter glove system
November 04, 7:29am

I've had good luck w/ Houdini w/ light rain (and snow), depending on your definition of medium rain- probably a little less luck the Houdini will wet out, but as others have mentioned- it dr...

In GEAR » Alternative gear for light to medium rain
November 03, 7:08pm


In Gear Swap » FS MSR Lightning 25 snowshoes
November 03, 4:56pm

Ion resource thread
if you want more info on the Ion, this a great thread put together w/ a bunch of links on the Ion

In GEAR » Will my gear fit in the Golite Ion?
November 01, 7:27pm

I don't think so
even w/ my modified Ion it would be very, very close, unmodified- I don't think so you can fit a fair amount of gear though w/ the diminutive Ion- this is my typical load-out (minus food/wat...

In GEAR » Will my gear fit in the Golite Ion?
November 01, 5:57pm

Re: Looking forward to
also waiting on the Hornet, loved my Exos, but have dropped my base weight enough to justify a lighter pack also have a brand new shiny Duomid (and inner) that I'm really looking forward to ...

In GEAR » Which New Gear are You Looking Forward to Trying?
November 01, 12:55pm

pic of the bottoms, like I said- these are in near new condition :)

In Gear Swap » FS MSR Lightning 25 snowshoes
November 01, 7:54am

R1 as a cap
the R1 one works pretty well for a cap, it's fairly stretchy material so it can be molded into shape pretty easy if you have a larger noggin, it does come in a medium and a large

In GEAR » Favorite Balaclava?
November 01, 7:38am

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