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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear List3 day "Shoulder Season" list- Rocky Mtns

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In Gear Swap » FS: Gatewood Cape. Excellent Condition!
October 06, 9:06am

ordered another one
Jason- just ordered another lid- this time for a 600 mug that I got for solo use, so felt it necessary to have a matching lid :) Mike

In Gear Deals » FS: Snow Peak 600, Trek 700, and Trek 900 Lids
October 05, 8:51am

in addition to here, you can find it at NOLS (I wasn't even aware they sold "stuff") also you can find it on ebay what someone should do sometime is pool folks together and buy ...

In GEAR » Leukotape is heavy!
October 03, 9:46am

got mine today
got my 900 lid today, weighs right at 0.7 oz- the fit is perfect easy way to shed some weight :) thanks

In Gear Deals » FS: Snow Peak 600, Trek 700, and Trek 900 Lids
October 02, 8:12pm

straw has worked for me, pencil would probably be work even better- especially if your already carrying one

In GEAR » Leukotape is heavy!
October 02, 8:07pm

interesting design for the handle - makes sense when you see a shovel next to it also picked up a few tips working w/ titanium (the stuff is tough to work w/ for anyone who hasn't tried)- th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear - A Titanium Potty Trowel
October 02, 6:00pm

Re: Cold Steel Bird & Trout Knife
I just got one, pretty nice little knife knife weighs in at 0.8 oz, the sheath at 0.1- I added a 3/16" fire steel (0.2) and ~ 12' of spectra line (0.2) bringing it to a whopping 1.3 oz ...

In GEAR » UL pocketknife - what blade do you carry?
October 01, 9:19pm

rod sock
just looking for something to protect the rod pieces from rubbing- maybe it doesn't have to be "soft" - the ones I've had in the past have always been flannel like material- silny...

In Make Your Own Gear » material for a pack rod sock
September 27, 7:42pm

just ordered a 900
Jason- worked for me- just ordered a 900 lid 0.7 vs 2.0 oz :) Mike

In Gear Deals » FS: Snow Peak 600, Trek 700, and Trek 900 Lids
September 27, 7:29pm

he's found a niche
I think there is a thread floating around (gear deals?) where a bunch of guys expressed interest in both 700 & 900 lids (w/ his 600 original offering) looks like he's finding a niche :)

In GEAR » Jason Klass lids for MSR Titan Pots (1, 1.5, & 2 liter)
September 27, 7:16pm

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