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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
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Re: NatGeo Topo
The State Series shows all trails known at the time the Quad was "built". Newer trails, or trails re-routed since the Quad update are not updated. Generally, I have not had problems d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » NatGeo Topo
January 07, 11:19am

Re: confused
"...using less of it than aluminum for comparable strength at less weight." Using less means thinner. Thinner area in contact with cord, essentially means sharper, which means "a...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Tent Stakes
January 07, 10:42am

Re: Petzl e+lite
My first one had early switch failure. My replacement has been well abused for a couple of years and is doing fine. YMMV.

In Gear Lists » Gear List for an Ultra-midweight Hiker
January 06, 4:19pm

Re: tripod
>Is it not a problem that the legs are not adjustable? Somewhat, but you can get a fair amount of adjustability simply by moving legs in and out. Not as slick as "adjustable", but ...

In Photography » Sub-four oz. carbon fiber tripod
January 06, 10:23am

Re: tripod
Frank, The thing to keep in mind is how to attach the head. If both ends of the CF set are capped, you will have to figure out how to restring them. But, not a show stopper. Also, I'll ad...

In Photography » Sub-four oz. carbon fiber tripod
January 06, 8:51am

Re: LightHeart Tent ridge pole
Judy, Thanks for keeping us informed. It is good to know that a solution is at hand. You mention that the silnylon versions already have this in place. Is that in response to user comments or ...

In GEAR » Lightheart Gear has Gone Cuben
January 05, 8:33pm

Re: nm

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Alpine bivy, large, left zip
January 05, 1:51pm

Re: LightHeart with Awning
Mark, Thanks for the quick response. That is what I thought you were saying, and wanted to be sure. Sorry though that you had to be the "wet tester". And how interesting that this ...

In GEAR » Lightheart Gear has Gone Cuben
January 04, 8:03pm

Xinix KlearWater
Xinix is upping production of Klear Water and supposedly will have product available for the civilian world this spring. I used this for all of 2009. Very fast. Easy. I repackaged into a pla...

In GEAR » Help me lighten/refine my approach to water treatment (FirstNeed vs. filter+tabs vs. steripen vs. ??)
January 04, 7:50pm

Re: Re: LightHeart with Awning
"It's weakness comes when facing high winds..." "A sleeve for [the] spreader pole might mitigate this concern..." Mark, Are you referring to the short "pole with...

In GEAR » Lightheart Gear has Gone Cuben
January 04, 7:34pm

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