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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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cuben dry bags
I recently purchased a variety of cuben dry bags from they had a good sale awhile back they appear to be very robust (an...

In GEAR » pack cover? pack liner? neither!
June 25, 7:18am

Re: stakes
^ good idea- thanks :)

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 24, 7:15am

no ready to give up the pillow just yet :) also I'm not trying to get under five, I realize that would take a rather major overhaul which I'm not considering at this juncture ^ agree ...

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 24, 6:49am

Re: bleach and Re: Re: 1 liter bottles
Barry said "Ben, You said “3. Treat water with household chlorine bleach (3 drops per 16oz (half liter)) -- wait 30 minutes to kill viruses and bacteria. The cost of chlorine drops is ne...

In GEAR » conserving ClO2 tablets
June 23, 9:39pm

Re: Re: list
nobody likes my pillow :) sewing kit to repair them- yes, but no blow drier to dry them :) I just looked at the meals and they call for ~ two cups (some a little less) for meals for two, I us...

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 23, 9:36pm

some pretty good reviews here:

In Gear Swap » Patagonia Nano Puff jacket- brand new
June 23, 9:22pm

thanks gents I'm a little leery of hiking w/ just one pair of hiking socks, maybe I just need to get over that :) would the gorillpod stay attached? it would be definitely be more handy ...

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 23, 9:14pm

my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
my base weight is currently 6.9 lbs, would be nice to see that first number a 5 (not 5 even mind you, just the first number) :) I made one note on the NeoAir that going to a small would shave ...

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 23, 8:07pm

yup- the heat was a little shock, but while a lot of the country was very different, much of it felt very familiar our routes were similar- we both started @ the Catwalk to Redstone, we both wen...

In Post-Trip Reports » Gila Wilderness- Whitewater Loop
June 23, 12:54pm

Gila Wilderness- Whitewater Loop
First I'd like to thank Eugene for all his help in planning this hike :) My wife and I were looking for something a little "different" , but also the fact that our hiking season usua...

In Post-Trip Reports » Gila Wilderness- Whitewater Loop
June 22, 8:28pm

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