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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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I've got a merino and a original- typically the merino is used in the "winter" and the original in the "summer" the merino is pretty lightweight so could probably be used...

In GEAR » Buff- Merino vs. Original vs. High UV Pro
March 20, 6:54pm

I've been very happy w/ my CR2 for two person trips (two persons being my wife and myself- might be a little too cozy for other combinations :) ) The main vestibule is sufficiently large for t...

In GEAR » Hubba Hubba HP vs Carbon Reflex 2
March 19, 5:21pm

knife is sold- thanks

In Gear Swap » FS Landi PSK knife- light!!!!!!
March 18, 8:30pm

^ agreed, about as sharp as a razor blade though :) should also mention that John's knives sport some of the best tempered steel in the industry "Professionally hardened to Rc 58-59,...

In Gear Swap » FS Landi PSK knife- light!!!!!!
March 17, 8:36am

^ I agree for cold/"winter", but he was in temps in the low 30's that can be pretty typical "summer" temps where I'm hiking and it appears that many (but certainly not a...

In GEAR » NeoAir Pad -- Too Cool??
March 16, 9:48am

SOLD FS Landi PSK knife- light!!!!!!
like new Landi PSK knife, knife is 3/32" 1095 steel, overall length 6.3", blade 2.3" orange G10 scales, orange kydex sheath this knife is extremely hardy, but still weighs in l...

In Gear Swap » FS Landi PSK knife- light!!!!!!
March 16, 9:13am

merrell snow 6
I've got 4 days of snowshoeing under my belt w/ the new shoes and thus far I'm very satisfied they are relatively light, pretty warm (temps in the 20-40's), kept my feet dry (some mo...

In GEAR » Winter Boots, Which Ones?
March 15, 7:58am

this is pretty on par w/ the previous threads that have been posted- obviously a lot of variations in folks experiences- which I guess is to be expected. I've had good luck w/ the Neo down t...

In GEAR » NeoAir Pad -- Too Cool??
March 15, 7:47am

need suggestions for late May/early June trip- AZ or NM
we've laid plans to hike in the Aldo/Gila (Mimbres R) area in New Mexico this late spring, in most years this would be a great choice- however the Mimbres is currently at 400% of normal snowpac...

In Post-Trip Reports » need suggestions for late May/early June trip
March 14, 2:23pm

sold thanks

In Gear Swap » Snow Peak 700, Nalgene 32 oz- both new
March 09, 7:28am

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