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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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very possible I had very little sticking on the ti spokes, what little there was I could "skim off" w/ my fingernail

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 oz. grill
June 17, 12:52pm

Re: Re: 1 oz. grill"
it might work, the worry would be the cable sagging

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 oz. grill
June 16, 7:51pm

Re: Re: new re-handled WM1
Greg Haugh of it's handled on a WM1 "blank"- I still have the thermorun one :)

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
June 16, 7:10am

new re-handled WM1
picked up another WM1- this one re-handled in orange G10 put it through it's paces w/ food prep, fire building and fish cleaning- great little knife

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
June 15, 9:02pm

works great
wanted to report back that mine is working great, four brookies made for a nice change of pace on a recent five day trip

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 oz. grill
June 15, 8:59pm

dry bags
got mine today- they look great! the 8x12 was a very tight fit for my quilt, but it did fit- exactly what I was looking for :) thanks

In Gear Deals » Cuben Fiber Pack Liner, Dry Bags and Coupon Code
June 01, 7:15pm

dry bag
thanks- ordered a 8x12 (along w/ a 4x6, 5x8 and 6x9 :) )

In Gear Deals » Cuben Fiber Pack Liner, Dry Bags and Coupon Code
May 27, 12:56pm

dry bag
guesses size wise for a light (16 oz) down quilt? trying to reduce volume as much as possible tia

In Gear Deals » Cuben Fiber Pack Liner, Dry Bags and Coupon Code
May 27, 9:29am

Eugene- thanks for all the insight and great pics, only 2.5 weeks before we give it a go :) Mike

In Post-Trip Reports » Gila West: Seeking Enchantment in the Land of the Mogollon
May 22, 6:01pm

that's my WM1, but thanks :) I agree wholeheartedly that a small fixed blade knife + saw is a great combo- I'm going to have to play w/ the military wire saws- I had one a long time ago ...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
May 20, 10:15pm

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