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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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made it
Evan- got the bag today, looks great- thanks! Mike

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Lithium
December 21, 4:23pm

army addition
I have one of the army issue ones, for starters it's heavier ~ 10 oz vs my "regular" Houdini (both size Large) @ 4.2 oz part of the weight is the hood is tuckable into the collar...

In GEAR » Best windshirt.
December 21, 12:50pm

^ I see this play out daily when working, guys out hunting with all the clothing they own on. They get back to their vehicle (sweating) and think- "man I stayed nice and warm"- which if ...

In GEAR » Chilly Weather Moisture Management
December 21, 7:21am

december 25
my email said it will be "deposited" december 25, so you have to wait for Christmas to see it :)

In Gear Deals » moosejaw - free 500 points
December 20, 9:17pm

sweat mgt
I like thin wool in the winter, feels better imo BUT thin synthetics definitely dry faster- can't comment on the above shirt, but cap 1 does a good job of moving moisture, better than thin wool...

In GEAR » Chilly Weather Moisture Management
December 20, 9:12pm

maybe both :) I've sweated plenty w/ 150 weight shirts, they do dry rather quickly though you did illustrate my point pretty well that a cap3/4/R1 etc is too much for a baselayer (in most...

In GEAR » Chilly Weather Moisture Management
December 20, 8:19pm

David, Joshua and Dustin taken care of and thanks to B Phan for taking care of me :)

In Gear Deals » moosejaw - free 500 points
December 20, 8:16pm

above three
I'll take care of you guys above- give me a minute :)

In Gear Deals » moosejaw - free 500 points
December 20, 8:10pm

mid- layer
^ exactly - a down (or even syn) isn't going to do you much good while moving (and sweating!), a suitable mid-layer will (ie R1) though save the insulating layer for stops/camp- that's w...

In GEAR » Chilly Weather Moisture Management
December 20, 7:57pm

Re: goretex shoes
Brett- missed that part :)

In GEAR » Need help with footwear layering
December 20, 7:48pm

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