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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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"chain saw" wire saw
I've seen those and they look pretty nifty, but at 3.5 oz I'd wager they wouldn't hold a candle to the Gerber/Fiskar folding saw of the same weight- granted probably a little less volum...

In GEAR » ultralight wood cutting / chopping / splitting solutions?
November 26, 7:22am

Re: Re: wire saws
found a site that carries them stateside http://www.bcbsurvivalusa.com/xcart/catalog/NEW-BCB-Commando-Wire-Saw-p-16157.html any chance you could put one of yours on a scale? thanks

In GEAR » ultralight wood cutting / chopping / splitting solutions?
November 25, 12:58pm

wire saws
my luck w/ wire saws has been very poor, albeit it's a little dated too what saw is pictured above? Dewey what wire saw are you using? the Gerber/Fiskar is a good saw, but obviously a ...

In GEAR » ultralight wood cutting / chopping / splitting solutions?
November 25, 12:12pm

small, sturdy fixed balde
a small sturdy fixed blade should be all that is needed for 99% of backpacking wood needs. as mentioned, most often fuel can simply be collected, when that's not the case or fuel is wet (and y...

In GEAR » ultralight wood cutting / chopping / splitting solutions?
November 25, 8:20am

ground temp
^ I think that is a very valid observation, one that I hadn't thought of my positive 30 degree experiences were on w/ unfrozen ground (@ ~ 10,000' )

In GEAR » Neoair (lowest temp)
November 24, 12:42pm

neo air temp
while it certainly varies, there is a long-ish thread floating around where many folks were comfortable at freezing w/ the Neo Air- myself included, below freezing you'll need to add to it f...

In GEAR » Neoair (lowest temp)
November 23, 8:03pm

ion mods
very nice work! I have an Ion that I will be adding to as well- likely mesh side/rear pockets, bungee and a small mesh pocket under the lid I really like the hip belt modifications you did

In Make Your Own Gear » The Deionization of a Golite Ion Backpack
November 20, 12:52pm

sale pending
sold- thanks

In Gear Swap » very light knife- Bark River PSK
November 10, 9:15am

PSK
thanks Stephen! I should have mentioned the Bark River (BRKT) warranty- as you stated- unconditional (except badgers :) ) for any owner regardless. Mike

In Gear Swap » very light knife- Bark River PSK
November 10, 9:10am

very light knife- Bark River PSK
this is a dandy little knife, 5.25: overall w/ a 2.25" blade- weighs in at a feathery 1.8 oz (2.2 oz w/ kydex sheath) the sheath is designed so you can wrap cord around it (extra guy line, ...

In Gear Swap » very light knife- Bark River PSK
November 10, 7:09am

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