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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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Re: Backcountry Gear - NO Returns on 'Used' Gear
Nathaniel, "I do consider all of this testing to be abuse of shops personally." I agree. In the 6th post of this thread I state: "Their "issue" has probably been abuse...

In GEAR » Backcountry Gear - NO Returns on 'Used' Gear
May 13, 9:20am

Re: Peroneal Tendonitis
Nate, I also recall that your shoes are nearing the end of their lifespan. Have someone look at you from behind to check for a collapsed heel. Inov-8 315's

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
May 13, 9:10am

Re: Good points
Because you are a lightweight backpacker, you Can take the Arca-Swiss.

In Photography » Sony NEX
May 13, 7:33am

Re: So, any updates on the Haven? - Nope
1) Doors open would help. At least you'd know something was amiss when tried to zip them up. The obvious answer is "just pay attention". 2)I think you could move the bottoms out. ...

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
May 12, 9:24pm

Re: Re: The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
Kevin, I created an "information sheet" that describes me physically, the clothes I wear, my shoes, by shelter, and my pack. For any trip I just add my itinerary by zones. It's a l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
May 12, 8:37pm

Re: Suggestions for First Backpacking Trip (CA)
Omar, Since this is a "first" consider Joshua Tree . It's close. It's flat. It's interesting. I could be a good "shake down" cruise, without the challenge of mou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggestions for First Backpacking Trip (CA)
May 12, 12:22pm

Re: Re: PB spot on
INTJs on BPL, and ESFJs on PB Boring quickly or wandering aimlessly. Take your pick. Edit:(Why, INTJ, in case you were wondering)

In Chaff » Practical Backpacking: Does anyone use it?
May 12, 11:11am

Re: Mont-Bell U.L.Down Inner Pants Fit?
IMHO you need to try them on. "Size" alone won't tell the story. This is a Japanese company that struggles with our body types. Excellent concepts, excellent products, just a litt...

In GEAR » Mont-Bell U.L.Down Inner Pants Fit?
May 12, 9:33am

Re: Baby trekker (15m) needs sleep system
If you are looking for a sleep systems (extendable bags) Tim@enLightenedEquipment.com has done a couple. Look Here. If not, then a little more explanation is needed.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Baby trekker (15m) needs sleep system
May 12, 9:10am

Re: I'd go for yellow.
OT - "Camping is illegal in most of the US, especially where I live..." True where private land predominates. True adjacent to high density areas that are easily overrun. But once...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid or Trailstar
May 12, 8:06am

All Reader Reviews by Greg Mihalik

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
This rating reflects use below 40° F. For summer use it could go much higher. I have wanted to try the Therm-A-Rest Neoair (72"), hoping it would be both light and warm. I've been thr...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 18, 10:35am

Petzl e+LITE
Just to get my experience into this thread here is a ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 02, 7:00pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Poor packing on my part resulted in a TD 12-10 stove getting a little squashed. I straightened it out as best possible and continued to use it for 8 more days, with no discernable loss of functionali...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 6:23pm