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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
greg at smgm dot org

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Re: For Sale - MontBell Alpine Lt. Down Parka
Clarification Please: This is in fact the Alpine Light and Not the U.L. Down Inner? (The former at 14 ounces and the latter at 9 ounces) I asked because this got confused by someone else in ...

In Gear Swap » For Sale - MontBell Alpine Lt. Down Parka
August 21, 1:43pm

LeukoTape Repackaged
After a recent trip, where I once again used LeukoTape to save the day, I realized what a PITA it is to unroll it from a small dowell, handle, and cut. So, taking a hint from Andrew Skurka, I fo...

In GEAR » LeukoTape Repackaged
August 21, 1:24pm

Re: FS: Random Stuff: XA 20 Please...
I'll take the Salomon XA 20 Pack. PM Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Random Stuff (Golite,Salomon,OR)
August 20, 12:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Kevlar fabric
Very Off Topic... Cuben could also be seen as a tremendous waste of money . . . (BTW, I have owned 2 kevlar canoes. Neither died from UV exposure.)

In Make Your Own Gear » Kevlar fabric
August 19, 4:14pm

Re: "Betrayed by Leukotape"
I have incredible success with - Wash and wipe the affected area plus 1/2" with water, no soap, till clean. Wipe the area with alcohol to further de-grease. Apply Tincture of Benzoin to t...

In GEAR » Betrayed by Leukotape
August 19, 2:48pm

Re: Bottle Integrity
A local shop cut open one of their MSR bottles that had been used for alcohol storage (Don't know how long). The bottom and sides were a spiderweb of dark etchings. Our MSR bottle below had ...

In GEAR » Ruined MSR fuel bottles?
August 19, 12:45pm

Re: Kevlar fabric
"And lastly, do I really need some super expensive scissors? Wouldn't it be possible to use some cheap gardening scissor?" I tried to use generic scissors on some course 100% kevla...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kevlar fabric
August 19, 11:40am

Re: Heat sealable nylon
Well... it's pretty waterproof.... Hand made canoe by Steve Fleetwood using heat sealable pack cloth. (at

In Make Your Own Gear » Heat sealable nylon
August 18, 4:31pm

Re: FS: Ti Nails
I'll take a set. PM Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Ti Nails
August 17, 8:28pm

Carbon Fiber Trekking Pole Repair
A fall resulted in the breaking of the lower section of an adjustable CF trekking pole at the junction of the two sections. We considered an external splint – using a section of tubing for ten...

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Trekking Pole Repair
August 17, 7:14pm

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