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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Ion
Golite Ion- you can often buy these (new or used) for $30-40, add a little stretch material to the outside and voila, nice light 2-3 day pack :) deionization of a golite ion pack

In GEAR » Recommended packs smaller than the Golite Jam
February 15, 7:51am

hood
bar none my Houdini is the most versatile piece in my kit- the hood blocks out light rain, keeps wind out and keeps warmth in- you don't even know it's there when not being used in regar...

In GEAR » hood or hoodless wind shirt
February 15, 7:38am

wetfire
here's a comprehensive discussion (and testing) of the wetfire stove, esbit vs wetfire tinder- cliff notes- good little stove- use Esbit cubes, keep a wetfire tinder or two in your kit for emer...

In GEAR » Wetfire Stove
February 15, 7:21am

price drop
dropping the price to $80 shipped :) thanks

In Gear Swap » FS Gossman PSK knife- nice and light!
February 14, 5:54pm

gossman
no problem :) I think it would be a great knife for anyone that is using or thinking about a wood fuel stove- be a nice knife just for carrying around everyday too :)

In Gear Swap » FS Gossman PSK knife- nice and light!
February 13, 9:35pm

gossman
Jim Hi the weight is the knife only, I didn't weigh the kydex sheath, the sheath by itself I'd guess at ~ 1.0 oz (maybe less- kydex is pretty light), w/ the paracord, larger firesteel, ra...

In Gear Swap » FS Gossman PSK knife- nice and light!
February 13, 9:16pm

correct pics posted now
whoops :) correct pics posted now!

In Gear Swap » FS Gossman PSK knife- nice and light!
February 13, 8:42pm

add pics as requested
added pics as requested other side spine shot

In Gear Swap » FS Gossman PSK knife- nice and light!
February 12, 12:53pm

hood
"The big difference between these two, in my opinion, is the bug hood. If you get the Omni, you can get a full bug hood but still have the option of using the full fabric hood in nasty weather...

In GEAR » lightweight bivy-neo compatible
February 11, 7:53am

Omni
great info- thanks looks like w/ side zip and bug hood it's close to the same price as the Superlight Superlight in long, bug hood $180, Omni- $160 weight is very close too Omni w/ hoo...

In GEAR » lightweight bivy-neo compatible
February 11, 7:26am

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

ULA Ohm
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