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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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wetfire stove
I recently bought one of the little wetfire stoves- comes w/ a wetfire tinder, but a esbit cube fits perfectly- the stove weighs a scant 13 grams, when folded about the size of a mini bic lighter. ...

In GEAR » questions about esbit
October 14, 10:00am

short neo
bump for this question- I might consider going to a short thanks in advance

In GEAR » NeoAir in a Ptarmigan Bivy
October 14, 9:41am

esbit vs wetfire
that would be an interesting comparo- I think most of the short comings the early reviews (mostly related to not getting to a full boil) point to are fuel related (and probably to some extent wind ...

In GEAR » UST Wetfire Stove
October 13, 6:22pm

I think it's the same stove- I just purchased one and the weight on my scale is 12 grams the reviews I've seen on this stove...

In GEAR » UST Wetfire Stove
October 09, 6:27pm

I'm 6'0, 200 # size 44 and find the regular very much to my liking- I'm glad I didn't get the long as it would have been wasted space/weight In contrast I had a WM Summerlite and...

In GEAR » Marmot Hydrogen 30 - Sizing
October 09, 12:59pm


In GEAR » is this bag a good candidate for a quilt conversion?
October 09, 12:41pm

how much shorter
Tim- ballpark on how much shorter? thanks

In GEAR » is this bag a good candidate for a quilt conversion?
October 09, 7:32am

that's very good to hear :) I think I had better first give the old bag a good washing (found some great tips on the site) and see how it responds- it's definitely loss some loft, but ...

In GEAR » is this bag a good candidate for a quilt conversion?
October 08, 1:35pm

Tim- thanks for replying to the thread I'm thinking this still might be a viable option as dropping some weight and some volume (albeit maybe not a lot) combined w/ more willingness on my pa...

In GEAR » is this bag a good candidate for a quilt conversion?
October 08, 1:05pm

possibly a new entry from tigoat
you might want to follow the neoair/tigoat bivy thread- rumored he might be making a larger bivy to accommodate the neo air- that might do the trick for your larger size needs equinox makes a ve...

In GEAR » $100 bivy for a big guy
October 08, 8:41am

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