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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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cold weather
^ agreed, most packs don't offer much in the way of r value, "summer" whatever a guy is happy w/, "winter" full length (or torso length combined w/ full length) also fro...

In GEAR » Prolite small vs. regular
December 29, 8:00pm

MSR 2.4 liter pot
pic- still wrapped :) and from the MSR site

In Gear Swap » MSR Exo 2.4 liter titanium pot- brand new, still in the box
December 29, 3:40pm

something different
this won't quite fit your $100 criteria (there may be similar items for less $???) , but for snowshoeing I prefer using R1 pants- w/ just briefs if it's warmish, thin base layer if not- I t...

In GEAR » Pants for winter hiking, snowshoeing, XC skiing - under $100
December 29, 1:08pm

the inner tents typically come w/ a bathtub floor- no need for anything additional

In GEAR » Family Tent Recommendations
December 29, 11:51am

I think any of the larger pyramids (and matching inners) might work out nicely for you- the MLD Supermid (available inner tent); Black Diamond Mega Light (and Mega Bug); and your above mentioned Sh...

In GEAR » Family Tent Recommendations
December 29, 9:47am

the Army is using the Patagonia Guide pants as part of their MARS clothing system, haven't used them but look like they may worth looking into bear gryllus is teamed up w/ craghoppers, they ...

In GEAR » Tough, light pants
December 29, 8:57am

showed up today
mine showed up today :)

In Gear Deals » moosejaw - free 500 points
December 29, 8:30am

can't comment on another stove- there sure may be some that fit the bill. I can say that the Windpro can be used inverted w/o changing the hose setup, but simply backing it off a 1/2 turn (an...

In Winter Hiking » MSR windpro in the snow
December 28, 1:16pm

Re: GSI Nesting Mug and Bowl
Marc- do you have the weights on these separate by chance? most interested in the one w/ the sleeve- looking for something for winter use, titanium isn't going to cut it :) thanks Mike

In GEAR » What Cups Do You Use?
December 28, 8:21am

* SOLD* MSR Exo 2.4 liter titanium pot- brand new *SOLD*
Hi- my wife and I got our wires crossed on the purchase of a pot for winter use, sooooo... I've got a brand new, in the box MSR Exo 2.4 liter titanium pot weight is 9.2 including folding (re...

In Gear Swap » MSR Exo 2.4 liter titanium pot- brand new, still in the box
December 28, 8:02am

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