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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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To quote Richard N.'s earlier post - "Fluorocarbon DWR's are the most durable but, sustained rain and/or abrasion will quickly negate their effectiveness. My average Alaska bushwhac...

In Gear Deals » MLD NEWS !!! MOMENTUM 50
November 30, 6:55pm

Re: aaabswurckauha
"This mystery approach to marketing the 2011 goods is rather peculiar,..." But pretty typical. Try to find solid information about the bivy, the quilt, or the cocoon. Mystery sho...

In GEAR » Absaroka Pack
November 30, 6:46pm

Re: Sky View again
I don't think BPL reviewers are rubber-stamping products. So when they say, within the first four lines of the article "Overall Rating: Highly Recommended" I believe they confirmed t...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
November 30, 3:39pm

Re:or... Foil Liner
MYOG foil "pan" that floats on the simmering water. Another Variation.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
November 30, 10:04am

Re: Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
An issue with the Circuit was mentioned in an earlier thread where it was noted that "the back panel folds over as it thins near the waist belt opening". The "solution" was t...

In GEAR » Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
November 29, 1:44pm

Re: Go for it!
Anony, First off - Do It! Second - You posted in BackpackingLight, hopefully because that's how you're going to do it. And hopefully the Eagle Scout is contemplating the same. Anythin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Woman Has Lost Her Mind and Needs Advice
November 29, 8:20am

Re: Re: Bending Aluminum Rod for a Pack Stay
Bill, Thanks for the Link. I'd forgotten about the Harrier. That is one very impressive project.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bending Aluminum Rod for a Pack Stay
November 29, 8:08am

Re: WPB tec
"If the available WPB technologies are going to be auctioned off for use under different names, I doubt that even BPL will be able to break through the confusion that results." I'v...

In GEAR » "ion-mask" nano waterproofing technology
November 28, 7:13pm

Re: Not sure, but nice quilt!
"Would you be interested in making one for me?" I can recommend Javan Dempsey. PM him to get started. Fine Custom Work.

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt fill advice
November 28, 7:10pm

Re: Desert Pack
Figure 6 liters at 12 pounds- Assume 12 pounds for gear- Leaving 6 pounds for food, for four days - I have carried 35#-40# in a Vapor Trail in relative comfort for many trips. [I don't d...

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Gear Questions
November 27, 8:32pm

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