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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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

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Re: neo + closed cell
Nick- good info on the new exped, not sure if a r value 3.5 is going to be enough for "winter"- the weight looks good though :) Mary- I think the r value for 1/8" is ~ 0.5, the...

In GEAR » neo + closed cell or insulated mat?
September 28, 7:10am

on top
from Roger Caffin (and echoed by others) "The best reason for putting the CCF at the bottom is to protect the air mat from punctures. Good logic there, but irrelevant in the snow. The be...

In GEAR » neo + closed cell or insulated mat?
September 27, 7:14pm

pic
pic of said jacket :)

In Gear Swap » FS North Face Diad rain jacket-like new
September 27, 6:45pm

neo
Aaron- thanks, good to hear it's at a minimum good into the teens I had read that you want the closed cell on top (vs bottom); at first it was counterintuitive (to me anyways), but upon expl...

In GEAR » neo + closed cell or insulated mat?
September 27, 5:10pm

doesn't appear that they will work
get to see a couple of close up pics and the 2010 shoes have a raised portion where the notch is cut out- the older styles are flat across and close to the decking- it doesn't look it will work...

In Winter Hiking » snowshoe tails (MSR Lightning)
September 27, 8:15am

that's helpful
^ that should be helpful- thanks! :) the XL is definitely a little long for me (@ 6')- if it didn't have velcro sleeves it wouldn't work at all for me

In Gear Swap » FS North Face Diad rain jacket-like new
September 26, 3:08pm

denali
I'l have to read up on the Denali trip :) I've had mine (neo) to 30-32, that's about the max comfort level for me w/ that pad- hoping that adding a 3/4" closed cell gets it clo...

In GEAR » neo + closed cell or insulated mat?
September 26, 3:00pm

neo + closed cell or insulated mat?
for winter use I'm considering simply adding a close cell foam mat (GG Nightlight or similar) to my Neo option 2 is a dedicated winter pad like a exped 7 or similar clearly buying a night...

In GEAR » neo + closed cell or insulated mat?
September 25, 7:54pm

size
the back length- neck seams -> hem is 33". arm length (measuring from top) neck seam-> wrist hem is 33" as well "wing span" :) measured from wrist hem to wrist hem is 7...

In Gear Swap » FS North Face Diad rain jacket-like new
September 25, 12:11pm

length
tell me exactly where you want me to measure (from x to y) and I'll post them up :)

In Gear Swap » FS North Face Diad rain jacket-like new
September 25, 10:30am

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