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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: Interesting -
Note that the blade has a smooth grind on both sides. The "serrations" are a "landing zone" for closing the blade. The CardSharp 2.2 does away with them, is about $25, a...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 13, 10:34am

Re: 'scope your knee? No Thanks...
Thanks for the quackwatch link. I have to admit that when cruising his site the alarms were going off. However, what was summarized about the knee surgery was taken from the New England Journal...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 'scope your knee? No Thanks...
July 12, 9:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Installing slider on continuous zipper
"If it doesn't work, Force It" No thanks. Notice that there is considerable height above the backing slot to accommodate the bulk of the coil, which is on the "top&quo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 5:36pm

'scope your knee? No Thanks...
... examined 146 patients with degenerative meniscal tears (caused by "wear and tear," not acute injury) ... One group received the standard surgery, and the other received a "sh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 'scope your knee? No Thanks...
July 12, 5:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Installing slider on continuous zipper
"Right-side-up" and "stuff-the-ends-in" is a good technique for replacing sliders on any "in place" zipper. Pick out the stitching that locks the "starter end...

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 1:12pm

Re: Installing slider on continuous zipper
I just did one yesterday, on a zipper already installed in a pack. The slider was worn. I didn't need to create a "starter strip", just shoved both ends in. Also, the video fa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 11:24am

Re: Re: Re: Liter Question
Didn't it come with a snap-on lid?

In GEAR » Liter Question
July 12, 7:57am

Re: Planning a trip on the Colorado trail...
"I've done a few hundred milers in my day so I feel like I've got the experience to tackle something a little harder." So you know the drill. Just do it four more times. If ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning a trip on the Colorado trail...
July 12, 7:55am

Re: Re: Re: skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
Good point Mark. Assuming he can handle the weight, regardless of his speed, from MTR to Whitney Portal, he can certainly make it from Red's to MTR, whether or not he re-supplies at TM.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
July 11, 10:45am

Re: skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
"Has anybody done this?" Any combination of re-supplies is possible. But without knowing how many days you are taking for each section, and your weight per day for food, all answers ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
July 11, 7:25am

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