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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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Forum » Thread

mushrooms and wild game go together very well- grouse and morels are one my all time favorites :)

In Philosophy & Technique » Hunting vs. Weight
December 27, 8:05pm

update to the update
figured someone might get this in a search, so I'll update it I have the new 2010 version and it nows weighs in an ounce more- w/ that additional weight comes a drawstring waist (feature I l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka SPOTLITE REVIEW
December 27, 7:50pm

thanks :) I signed up on their online shop and they sent me a 10% coupon for my first order, they sell a 50 pack of singles online

In GEAR » Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get?
December 27, 5:25pm

Happy Holidays lots of good hauls posted :) outdoor related goods for me MSR 2.4 liter ti pot Smartwool LW bottoms Swiss Army Alox Farmer (been wanting one of these for awhile) $50 gift...

In GEAR » Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get?
December 27, 4:52pm

neo air- I've never slept so comfortable in the back country, it's light and very low volume- w/ a r value of 2.5 I'm good to about freezing w/ it MB exlite- 6 oz for size large, the...

In GEAR » Your Best Gear of 2010
December 27, 4:39pm

nice :)
sounds like it was a success I like a balaclava when quilting it in the cool weather (sometimes it's both the beanie and balaclava!)- at just under 2 oz it's a pretty useful piece of kit...

In GEAR » What temperature would you be comfortable at?
December 27, 3:09pm

I don't think the amk heat sheet is going to do much in the way of adding r value to your pads the solar that eric mentions seems like a great bet w/ the neo for winter

In GEAR » Winter sleeping pad advice
December 27, 2:36pm

I've never tried a short pad- even in summer, thought maybe I was spoiling myself too much :) If I were to try a shorter pad, I don't think I'd do it in the winter

In GEAR » Best Pad Combo for R-value 5+?
December 27, 1:34pm

international shipping
sadly it's the reason I only sell things in the US, between increased shipping costs, custom forms, lack of tracking, no insurance, etc- just too much of a hassle I've had several inquir...

In Gear Swap » F/S: Western Mountaineering Kodiak Super MF 0 deg New with tags
December 27, 8:05am

recent thread
Stephen- this recent thread should help quite a bit, several good options (and the reasoning behind them)

In GEAR » Winter sleeping pad advice
December 27, 7:50am

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