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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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full rand
if you look up full rand gaiters, you'll see a bunch of info on them, makes them a lot more water resistant w/ a full rand

In Gear Swap » FS Chouinard gaiters
November 29, 4:39pm

make me an offer :)

In Gear Swap » FS Chouinard gaiters
November 29, 11:20am

cool weather tights
my wife uses a pair of these and loves them- year round too- backpacking to x-country skiing as Eugene mentioned- they are indeed tights

In GEAR » Skin tight soft shell pants.
November 29, 11:09am

ti ring
my white gold wedding band started to wear pretty badly a couple of years ago (in fairness it did last 20 years :)) and I got the go ahead to get a Ti ring (for those not in the know- that is an im...

In GEAR » Titanium Wedding Band
November 29, 11:05am

ordered two
ordered two myself- nice light pack liners for the wife and I :) Mike

In Gear Deals » Drybag Sale
November 29, 10:57am

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

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