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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear List3 day "Shoulder Season" list- Rocky Mtns

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Forum » Thread evidently not w/ Bing any longer
funny backcountryoutlet is, but is not listed any longer under bing stores

In Gear Deals » evidently not w/ Bing any longer
April 20, 8:38am


In GEAR » bug hood on equinox bivy
April 18, 8:44pm

bear rope
I use this tuff, it's 2mm (well 1.8mm :)) -nice and slick and VERY strong, it would handle 20-30 lbs w/ ease my guess is...

In GEAR » bear bag rope question
April 18, 8:29pm

capilene summer, merino winter
I like them both and use them both, for "summer" it's capilene (never had a problem w/ small even w/ the older versions) in the "winter" the merino feels great and doesn&...

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 1 vs. Smartwool microweight
April 18, 8:25pm

squirt traded
Squirt has been traded - thanks

In Gear Swap » Bark River, Spyderco knives, Leatherman squirt
March 23, 12:50pm

the Bark River is now sold- thanks

In Gear Swap » Bark River, Spyderco knives, Leatherman squirt
March 22, 1:10pm

pm returned :) Troy will let you know- thanks Mike

In Gear Swap » Bark River, Spyderco knives, Leatherman squirt
March 22, 7:26am

pm returned :) Spyderco is sold- thanks

In Gear Swap » Bark River, Spyderco knives, Leatherman squirt
March 21, 7:54pm

*All Sold* Bark River, Spyderco, Leatherman
*SOLD* Bark River Mikro Canadian II knife- used but in very good condition 5.25" overall w/ 2" blade- very light at 1.7 oz!!! 12C27 steel, probably the best stainless available for ...

In Gear Swap » Bark River, Spyderco knives, Leatherman squirt
March 21, 6:15pm

I've got a merino and a original- typically the merino is used in the "winter" and the original in the "summer" the merino is pretty lightweight so could probably be used...

In GEAR » Buff- Merino vs. Original vs. High UV Pro
March 20, 6:54pm

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