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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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ultralight designs
here's where I get mine- small, tiny and micro :) http://www.ultralightdesigns.com/

In Gear Swap » WTB - Mini Dropper Bottles
September 24, 7:37am

pack rod sock
yeah I've got an old one made out of flannel material- certainly soft, but like yours a little heavy what about the material Buffs are made of- microfiber of some sort I think????

In Make Your Own Gear » material for a pack rod sock
September 23, 7:47pm

material for a pack rod sock
looking for something light, but relatively soft- was thinking there might be something lighter than 100 polar fleece that might do the trick thanks Mike

In Make Your Own Gear » material for a pack rod sock
September 23, 9:44am

Ritter
funny I just stumbled onto thelittle Ritter today (putting together a compact survival kit)- re- edit :) I need to look more carefully the 0.3 oz was for the kydex sheath- not the knife- stil...

In GEAR » UL pocketknife - what blade do you carry?
September 22, 8:04pm

the Bob
very nice trip indeed the "Bob" (Great Bear too) were my old (old as in 20 years ago) stomping grounds - looks like nothing has changed much (that's a very gratifying feeling knowi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Photo Essay: A Traverse of the Bob Marshall Wilderness by Foot and Packraft
September 22, 6:09pm

got mine last week as well
great deal for $3.99 btw- check their trip planner stuff online- pretty nifty and the price is right- nothing :)

In Gear Deals » 1 Yr of Backpacker Magazine for $3.99
September 22, 1:05pm

Re: Re: aluminum arrow update
another short update: I just got a 12" 9/32" aluminum tube, it will hold 7 of the Ti spokes (rather tightly), but not the 8th they carry 5/16" thin wall (it only comes in 3'...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 oz. grill
September 21, 7:33pm

rescue readers
I just bought a three pack of these (e-bay w/ free shipping) while these are NOT going to substitute my normal readers at home that have temples, these are going to work just fine for map readin...

In Multiple Use Gear » Reading glasses
September 21, 5:33pm

the big four look good to me
looks like a dandy trip! unlike a lot of folks posting you have a very nice "big 4" weight- I would think w/ this as your foundation you should be able to get to 10 lbs (or darn close)...

In Gear Lists » Getting from 13 to down to 10?
September 20, 12:40pm

coming along nicely
Dan- coming along very nicely- you'll be solidly sub 10 before you know it :) <----- I've got a ways to go

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 18, 8:16pm

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