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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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skiing and snowshoeing
x-country skiing and snowshoeing- you won't get much better than that- plus your getting out! although I have to admit elk hunting in the snow is pretty darn good exercise as well :)

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
November 29, 10:29am

nice work
nice work Don! :)

In GEAR » Golite Ion Resource
November 29, 10:26am

thanks James :) would make a nice Christmas present to yourself- you deserve it! :)

In Gear Swap » FS nice, light fixed blade
November 29, 10:24am

trekking poles
you could easily rig up something similar to some of the Osprey packs have- simple and doesn't weigh much

In GEAR » Golite Ion Resource
November 28, 8:03am

thanks Javan :) Fallkniven is a very respected brand of knife- they use very good steels that are very water resistant and hold and edge a well; the thermorun grip feels good in the hand and mak...

In Gear Swap » FS nice, light fixed blade
November 27, 7:32pm

bump for stout 2.4 oz knife :)

In Gear Swap » FS nice, light fixed blade
November 27, 5:20pm

your probably right
sadly, your probably right I still think w/ a little ingenuity a fella might be able to get these to work on the older shoes

In Winter Hiking » snowshoe tails (MSR Lightning)
November 27, 1:54pm

merino 1
try Patagonia Merino 1- about as light as merino gets, doesn't wear as quickly as some thin merino as it has some syn in it

In GEAR » Need advise on wool
November 25, 1:33pm

Ryan- sounds good- I'll take it- pm sent thanks

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning-Patagonia Size Large
November 25, 11:39am

Ion Large would probably fit the bill volume/weight wise, but it wouldn't be very comfortable running in my experience- you might be able to modify/replace the waist belt to make it stay in pla...

In GEAR » Running pack for unsupported trips
November 25, 9:50am

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