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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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very nice!
looks great, get some sleep and then share the details :) a 25x48 is what I'd really like (if I was really frugal I'd two 25x38.5's and sell one :))

In Make Your Own Gear » How to Cut and Reseal a Neoair
July 29, 7:35am

mods to your ohm
any chance you could post pics of the mods you did to the Ohm? have you had a chance to use it in this configuration? better? the straps do look awfully thin (from pics at the website).

In GEAR » ULA Ohm
July 29, 7:31am

old thread, but.....
After a relatively long hiatus, my wife and I are back into the backpacking scene. Far from die hard ultra lighters, we have boughten into the principles that a lighter pack means less wear and te...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
July 27, 8:03pm

re: any1 cut yet
Steve- sounds good, anxiously awaiting your results and methodology a 25" wide large cut down to 48-50" would be poifect! :) am I correct in my assumption if you cut off ~ 1/3, you...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
July 26, 8:40pm

any1 cut one yet?
bump for the first brave soul to cut one down (and share how they did it) :)

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
July 26, 8:39am

Ti windscreen
After finding out that the SnowPeak windscreen weighed almost as much as the stove I figured I better try something else. Titanium came to mind, I bought a small piece of Ti foil from ti-goat to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Snow Peak windscreen weight reduction!!
July 25, 8:58pm

re: counter assault
^ ah good deal :) I've fished for small cutthroat to eat and have on occasion been reeling one in only to have a bull trout emerge from nowhere and engulf the small fish! That will give you...

In Gear Lists » Packrafting Gear List - and first post
July 21, 8:51pm

was in the same boat
I was in the same boat not too very long ago. I had it narrowed down to 3-4 tents (including the Scarp 2). I liked the MSR (got to play w/ one at REI in Seattle), but the price tag on the MSR wa...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 19, 7:02pm

bear spray/bull trout
if I missed it on your list I apologize, but I'd think about carrying some bear spray (if you aren't already planning to do so). Not sure where your floating, but both the entire BM comple...

In Gear Lists » Packrafting Gear List - and first post
July 19, 6:33pm

natural tinder
as mentioned earlier- Old Man's Hair, Witches Hair, Bear Hair (and I'm sure lots of other local names)- family of tree lichens, makes a wonderful tinder (if dry) you can also add a littl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Up in Smoke: Backcountry Fire Building Videocast
July 17, 8:46am

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