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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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pvc trowel
I couldn't pass up Red's idea, very easy to make (dremel is handy for finishing) and the price is right :) mine weighs in @ 0.75 oz it's pretty sturdy for it's assigned du...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Pottery Trowel for your SUL gear list
August 22, 12:25pm

FS or trade brand new WM Summerlite sleeping bag SOLD (well actually traded :))
Western Mountaineering Summerlite regular (6'), left zip, weight 19 oz what can I say, my Mom says I'm big boned :) the summerlite is a tad tight in the shoulder area for me, a little ...

In Gear Swap » FS or trade brand new WM Summerlite sleeping bag
August 22, 10:00am

OR peakbagger
that looks like a nice option- wouldn't have to worry about your sleeping bag getting wet using that as the stuff sack also found this- oware "daypack/stuff sack" http://www.owa...

In GEAR » summit pack recommendations
August 22, 9:19am

summit pack recommendations
I'm looking at the Marmot Kompressor, Mountain Hardwear scrambler (old model), North Face Flyweight these are roughly the same weight ~ 10 oz, the scrambler offers the largest volume ~ 1600,...

In GEAR » summit pack recommendations
August 21, 10:26pm

+3 on the Patagonia boxer briefs
I've had great luck w/ capilene over the years, tried the boxer briefs this year- my luck continues baking powder - hmm?........ might have to try that

In GEAR » Skivvies
August 21, 9:25pm

mec primaloft
interesting- I see the Patagonia Nano uses 60 gram primaloft vs 40 gram for the MEC- not sure what that means for warmth??????- about the same weight- although the Nano is a pullover vs full zip fo...

In GEAR » New MEC Primaloft Jacket
August 20, 9:45pm

petzel e+lite
Jonathan said "Mike, You sure that was the actual e+lite headlamp and not the e+lite flashing signal?" yup- headlamp :D I had two in my cart, one got the boot, but still got one Mike

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering Summerlite 150 Dollars at Moosejaw
August 16, 3:57pm

shipping notice as well
got mine (shipping notice) this evening as well :) also @ moosejaw this evening I scored a Petzel e+lite for $4.95! I tried getting two, but at the end of the checkout they said there was only ...

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering Summerlite 150 Dollars at Moosejaw
August 15, 8:57pm

Costco readers
the Costco readers (Desgin Optices) are very light- 0.3 oz, but their case is not- 1.2 oz I've been looking for a light case, in the meantime I've been wrapping them w/ a small optic cle...

In Multiple Use Gear » Reading glasses
August 15, 8:51pm

Teva Mush
Teva Mush- Men's size 9, 5.4 oz for the pair- not super light- but very padded and comfy I've thought about dissecting mine- there is a seam where the bottom tread is attached- w/ the tr...

In GEAR » Camp shoes - slip-on, substantial, light
August 15, 5:21pm

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