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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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900 as well
the 900 utilizes a "fry pan"- it's pretty heavy (considering I only use it as a lid) very much interested if you could pull off a 900 lid thanks Mike

In Gear Deals » Snowpeak 600 lids are here!
September 10, 9:22am

re: VT
ahh- thanks that's good to know :)

In GEAR » Packs with suspension/stays under 2lbs
September 09, 8:32am

VT
^ any reasonable room for trimming or is it bare bones? the Exos definitely has some room for "surgery"- has a hydration sleeve, lots of external straps including a ice axe loop, the d...

In GEAR » Packs with suspension/stays under 2lbs
September 08, 7:31am

higher than I thought
they must have added some weight- I thought 2 and a ounce or two

In GEAR » Packs with suspension/stays under 2lbs
September 07, 6:27pm

out of stock and hard to find
^ exactly- I looked and looked and couldn't find any (well I take that back- if I wanted to buy 50+ I found some :)) this one might be a little more waterproof (at least that's alkosak&#...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Bubble Wrap and Duct Tape Camera Case
September 07, 4:38pm

Granite Gear Vapor Light is very close
maybe w/ some minor trimming?

In GEAR » Packs with suspension/stays under 2lbs
September 07, 4:24pm

my tools of the trade were far from lightweight
I worked three season as a wilderness ranger in the Great Bear and Bob Marshal and nothing too light about the tools I had to pack- pulaski was ~ 7 lbs, single buck saw ~ 6 lbs, a couple of small ...

In GEAR » Trail Maintenance Tools
September 07, 4:05pm

exos 34
the Exos 34 is at or close to 2lbs depending on torso length- if it's anything like the 46 (which appears to be the case) it's more than the stated 34 liters (I think they only include the ...

In GEAR » Packs with suspension/stays under 2lbs
September 06, 4:36pm

alkosak w/ bubble wrap
I've been using this case- neoprene, protect well against shock, but not waterproof I took a 5x4" alkosak and lined it w/ some bubble wrap (bubble out w/ packing tape applied to help ho...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Bubble Wrap and Duct Tape Camera Case
September 05, 6:04pm

great thread
that's a great thread (must read IMO)- also this one is pretty darn good on wet ^ conditions where light fleece looks like it really has a niche (talks about a light fleece vest which I've ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » mid-layer struggles
September 05, 2:30pm

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