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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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SOLD: Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben Duomid, Stealth Brown
SOLD This Duomid does not have panel tie-outs on the ends, only on the rear. The Stealth Brown is subtle, and a vast improvement over white, IMHO. It is in excellent condition, with only seven ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben Duomid, Stealth Brown
October 26, 7:32pm

SOLD: Western Mountaineering "Ponderosa(?)", Left Zip, Regular
SOLD For Sale: Western Mountaineering "Ponderosa(?)", Left Zip, Regular I don't know what this Western Mountaineering bag was called, but it is about 8 years old, and is in exc...

In Gear Swap » Western Mountaineering "Ponderosa(?)", Left Zip, Regular
October 26, 7:08pm

FS: JD Quilt, WM Megalite, WM Alpinlite
I have learned that I am not a "typical male", and that my slow metabolism forces me into a sleep system +10° warmer than "typical". Hence the sale of a quilt and 2 bags. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: JD Quilt, WM Megalite, WM Alpinlite
October 26, 6:53pm

Re: Pre-filters ?
I too was considering a pre-filter- the Siltstopper, at $10 a filter - but the light went back on when I remembered my reason for going with the Saywer in the first place. You can backflush in t...

In GEAR » Sawyer Gravity Filter
October 26, 12:32pm

Re: Re: need stove advice
Mark, Roger and Dale raise good points in terms of boil time. Sitting around in 25° temps for 30 minutes might be a bit much. Plus, if you would have to melt snow for water, it would be a slow ...

In GEAR » need stove advice
October 25, 10:13pm

Re: Stove Thoughts
Mark, I doubt if your wife is any less capable than you, and I'm sure your son can follow instructions and guidance. Regardless of the heat source, the pot will probably be the same. I s...

In GEAR » need stove advice
October 25, 9:16pm

Re: pyramid bug net
"Does anyone know if this net is even compatible with the duomid?" Typically in my Duomid I keep the bug net to the rear, leaving the door area for gear and the off-angle pole. This...

In Make Your Own Gear » pyramid bug net
October 25, 9:01pm


In User Test Forum » test
October 25, 7:39pm

Re: Goat Kills Hiker?!??!!??
Self-Defense? From the article referenced above - "Three people spread out along a slope, shouting and pelting the animal with rocks,... The goat, distracted by the reflective light of a h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Goat Kills Hiker?!??!!??
October 25, 6:14pm

Re: Lid/grabber
The "Shark Fin" drain cover mentioned above is made of silicone, so should handle close to 600°F.

In Multiple Use Gear » Mug lid and pot grabber
October 25, 2:17pm

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