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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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take-down rifle
this would make a much better grouse (rabbit, squirrel, etc) getter for those really concerned w/ weight- a S&W 317 ~ 10 oz- w/...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 08, 8:03am

I'd rather put my circa late 80's bag under the knife :) does the donor bag need to be a little longer than normal to convert to a quilt? both bags fit about just right currently- n...

In GEAR » is this bag a good candidate for a quilt conversion?
October 07, 8:14pm

is this bag a good candidate for a quilt conversion?
I see that Tim M offers a bag -> quilt conversion service and got me thinking a little :) I have a circa late 80's NF down bag- rated at 35 degrees iirc- one of the lighter bags at the ti...

In GEAR » is this bag a good candidate for a quilt conversion?
October 07, 7:56pm

interesting piece, be curious how reliable it is

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 07, 7:30pm

neo in bivy
that's encouraging that he might be making a Neo compatible one- maybe my email wasn't in vain :)

In GEAR » NeoAir in a Ptarmigan Bivy
October 06, 9:51pm

neo in tigoat
I sent an email inquiring on the possibility of a slightly larger version to accommodate a neoair- it appears there are quite a few us using them so it might possibly be feasible?????????

In GEAR » NeoAir in a Ptarmigan Bivy
October 06, 6:52pm

1st aid kit
I put mine on diet- it weighs 2.7 oz, the only thing that varies for trips is the number of "meds" roll of gauze, small curved tip irrigator, 2 4x4.5 tegaderm bandages, pack of 10 1/4 ...

In GEAR » First Aid Kits
October 06, 11:59am

email sent :)

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

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