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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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Re: Denatured Alcohol on the JMT
Muir Trail Ranch (MTR) sells Sunnyside Denatured for ..... $2 per ounce! Yep, $256/gallon. At a max of $20 at True Value, and $50 to "mule it in" that is still pretty outrageous. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Denatured Alcohol on the JMT
July 23, 8:17am

Re: JMT Issues
Christopher: "My Sun Dragons are going to die, but they're so gosh darn comfortable." Take a small tube of SeamGrip, in a ZipLock. Clean the spot with alcohol. Rebuild and let ...

In GEAR » JMT Gear Issues
July 20, 3:04pm

Re: JMT Gear Issues
Ryan - I used a Wild Ideas Bearikade Weekender for a canister. Nine inches in diameter and 10" tall, 650 cubic inches. To see how your food will fit, look in the kitchen for a stock pot w...

In GEAR » JMT Gear Issues
July 20, 2:56pm

Re: Hiking Pole Questions
Scott, Poles can be used in at least two ways- To stabilize and to propel. I use mine as 'outriggers' that help keep me upright, assist with traction, and provide 3rd and 4th points ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Pole Questions
July 20, 2:40pm

Re: JMT Issues
I resupplied at Muir Trail Ranch (at 100 miles) I carried 6.5 days of food at the start, but got to MTR a half a day early, so could have carried less --- if I had known, and if everything alway...

In GEAR » JMT Gear Issues
July 20, 2:25pm

Re: Re: UL Pack = Wet Back ? - Follow-Up
I found the perfect solution. A synthetic wicking T with a very long body - By leaving the tail of the T outside my shorts in the back the wicking fabric acted as a diverter and an evaporator...

In GEAR » UL Pack = Wet Back ?
July 20, 2:21pm

JMT Gear Issues
Stakes, Poles, Shoes, and a NOT Sweaty Back I just completed a JMT, 11 day, South to North trip. It was a great trip. No rain. No wind. Easy stream crossings. Only a little snow on the passes....

In GEAR » JMT Gear Issues
July 20, 2:12pm

BPL Thorofare Pants Transparency?
I have the 'Desert Tan' (light) pants. They are transparent when wet against skin. Can anyone comment about the 'Dark Sepia' when they get wet? Thanks.

In GEAR » BPL Thorofare Pants Transparency?
July 05, 8:35am

Re: Mist overmitts
Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts

In GEAR » New ULA Site
July 04, 10:15pm

Re: Darby Canyon / Fossil Mountain / 4.1 pound pack!
Mike - Thanks for the laugh! Congrats on surviving. Glad it worked out. You know, I heard there was a really good checklist .....

In Gear Lists » Darby Canyon / Fossil Mountain / 4.1 pound pack!
June 28, 8:13pm

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