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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: Why?
In some cases - the trail to Whitney for instance, or along a stream in slickrock country, too many people, even when "careful, thoughtful, LNT, etc, just overwhelm the area. There simply i...

In GEAR » Carrying Your Sh*t
April 26, 10:11am

Pole Expanders - Engagement/Locking
Engagement of the "rubber" expanders on adjustable carbon fiber poles has sometimes, for some people, in some circumstances, been problematical. Water from creek crossings and inverted...

In GEAR » Pole Expanders - Engagement/Locking
April 26, 10:01am

Re: Re: "beeehhhhhhaaa"
Travis, I updated my avatar - I try not to be more than I pretend.

In User Test Forum » beeehhhhhhaaa
April 26, 8:45am

Re: Field tested and in love
Impressive Indeed! If you ever go into production...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3 Finger Lobster Mitt
April 26, 8:12am

Re: Purge Valve
"if you pushed hard enough air would slowly leak out around the top were the buckles are" True. But it takes a Really Long Time to get all the air out. Plus, I don't have enou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Dry Bag
April 26, 8:06am

Re: Full length sleeping pad with Gorilla?
Andrei, The canister, being much heavier, will carry better inside than on top. Any pad, being light, though bulky, will do just fine on top. What canister are you looking at? Look Here to g...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
April 25, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Cuben Fiber Dry Bag
I use the Granite Gear eVent-bottom bags (AirVent Reduction DryBloc Dry Sacks)+-++ and like them a lot. All my sleep items go in, it gets closed up, I squash it and put it in the bottom of my pack,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Dry Bag
April 25, 9:56pm

Re: Cuben Fiber Dry Bag
Lawson, A smaller buckle, a la Granite Gear, would be nice, but I think a one-way purge valve will be essential. (Also on one of the GG products.) That way you can fill and seal the bag, stuff...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Dry Bag
April 25, 8:34pm

Re: You Guys Serious???
It's way better than toilet paper.

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 25, 8:20pm

Re: Blood Mountain - Trip Report
"I couldn't get one of my LT4 poles to lock!" Were your poles upside down while supporting the tarp? In the rain. Take them apart, dry the inside of the top, make sure the expan...

In Post-Trip Reports » Blood Mountain - Trip Report
April 25, 8:08pm

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