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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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heat exchanger
Joe- yeah 6 oz is almost the weight of a pot- it would have to work really well (which maybe it does???) to make it worthwhile, ie enough added efficiency you need less fuel (which winter camping a...

In GEAR » what size pot for melting snow (for 2)
December 18, 2:06pm

another alternative- someone posted (in another thread) using a 1/8" thinlight on the bottom (2 oz) and then a 3/8" thinlight on top (5 oz) w/ the neo in the middle- basically a neo sandw...

In GEAR » Neoair and Z lite for winter Cmaping
December 18, 1:51pm

heat exchnager
Raymond- tell more a little about the heat exchanger- I see MSR (maybe others?) has one that fits a 2 liter pot- it's 6 oz- is that a worthwhile/justified 6 oz? they also said it can be slid d...

In GEAR » what size pot for melting snow (for 2)
December 18, 12:47pm

Re: cotton.
Larry said "On those days when it's not getting lower than the mid-80's at night cotton is better."- wow- that's a warm night! :) that probably points to some of the lack o...

In GEAR » T-Shirt for summer hiking
December 17, 4:01pm

pocket rocket
there are some canisters that have a little better mix for winter camping, but -25F w/ your pocket rocket- probably not in addition to a better mix, you'll need the ability to invert the can...

In GEAR » First time snow camping. Advice please.
December 17, 8:57am

here's what I've looked at thus far, SP 1400 - 7.4 oz- has a frying pad lid which I don't need, w/o the lid probably ~ 6 oz, but you'd need another lid MSR Titan 2 liter- evid...

In GEAR » what size pot for melting snow (for 2)
December 17, 8:50am

Tyson- thanks for the info :) I ended getting the newer model MLD Superlight- fits great w/ a full sized neo- even enough room to add an additional ccf if needed Mike

In GEAR » NeoAir in a Ptarmigan Bivy
December 17, 7:37am

Re: "Montbell on Sale 20% off"
Eugene- just pulled mine out again and I think your correct- very slightly less down on the lower baffles. I'm guessing this is intentional??? I'm definitely glad I stuck w/ large as it...

In Gear Deals » Montbell on Sale 20% off
December 17, 7:27am

what size pot for melting snow (for 2)
melting snow (&boil in the bag meals/hot drinks) would like to get by w/ a small-ish pot if possible- how small? 1.5 liters, 2.0, 2.5? tia

In GEAR » what size pot for melting snow (for 2)
December 16, 8:44pm

I'll take the windpro- pm coming your way :) mike

In Gear Swap » Heavyweight clearance
December 16, 8:34pm

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