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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: One canister?
"To me, one canister sounds pretty aggressive, given the calorie requirements of two people." Very good point Dirk. Calories and food volume are higher on the second half of the tri...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT resupply for 2
April 10, 7:36am

SMD Haven - First Impressions
Once again, quick and dirty. I set up the Haven in the living room, tied off to chairs, couch, and bureau. I needed to get spousal approval on a non-freestanding tent (Got it.), so thought I'd...

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
April 09, 4:43pm

Re: Re: Ensure
"plus warm ensure tastes nasty" +1, emphatically! All maltrodextrin drink products, when warm, are nasty. You might get the first one down, but I'd put money against the 2nd ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ensure
April 09, 12:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Pot handles versus pot lifter
Unless that wire bail will stand up by itself, it too will be hot. Pouring with a wire bail may a little bit of an art, depending a lot on the shape of your pot. A gripper is a positive and stable...

In GEAR » Pot handles versus pot lifter
April 08, 5:29pm

Re: Pot handles versus pot lifter
Depending on the particular stove and pot, those handles can get a little hot. That doesn't happen with a gripper.

In GEAR » Pot handles versus pot lifter
April 08, 5:13pm

Re: Re: ULA Ohm and GG Mariposa Plus
Waist: well, not really but - wearing Carharts, measured with a cloth tape, where my hipbelt rides, - 36". (NOT the 34" on the label of my Carharts.)

In GEAR » ULA Ohm and GG Mariposa Plus
April 08, 11:44am

Re: another option
"...had a smaller bag that they hung for the first couple of days. We did this and it is legal." I know Ursacks are "accepted" by some rangers, but is softsided protection, i...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT resupply for 2
April 08, 10:21am

Re: Re: Re: 3-season GEAR LIST (assistance)
Nick, Nice Job! I look forward to the "excuses". It's always interesting to see how a noob reacts to the advice of a pro. ;-)

In Gear Lists » 3-season GEAR LIST (assistance)
April 08, 10:10am

Re: Al windscreen
Matt, Very thin Ti Might not be stiff enough to hold the "fold". I cut opposing slits halfway up each end and joined them that way. Others have used "tabs and slots".

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Aluminum Windscreen for Canister Stoves
April 08, 9:55am

Re: Re: ULA Ohm and GG Mariposa Plus
Ben, I stuffed the packs with sleeping bags to get them to bulk out for the photo, so essentially no load. Even so, I missed the "load lifers" - really "pull-the-pack-to-my back-str...

In GEAR » ULA Ohm and GG Mariposa Plus
April 08, 9:41am

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