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Michael Gillenwater (mwgillenwater) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Seattle area
About Me Grew up camping and backpacking in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Then went to the east coast for grad school...then job...then family. Twenty years later we were able to reach escape velocity from Washington DC and relocated the entire family to the PNW. I've fallen in love with the Cascades as much as the Rockies. And we spend 4 weeks every year in Montana near Glacier.

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Re: Re: Arc Blast questions
Quick report back on the DIY taping. Just finished taping the inside of my Arc Blast with cuben tape supplied by ZPacks. All went well. It took 4 and 1/3 of the 1 inch cuben tape strips that...

In GEAR » Arc Blast
July 08, 11:32pm

Re: bear spray AND gun used in bear encounter
I've seen a number of similar bear encounter discussions here on BPL. A lot of anecdotal stories and claims. I'm no expert, but here is what I have found is a good thorough and digestible...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear spray AND gun used in bear encounter
July 08, 11:15pm

Re: OR Dry Peak Bagger update
Just saw this old thread. Just thought I would add (if anyone is listening) that I picked this bag up cheap and have been using it for SUL-type overnights. Works great. Considering a ZPacks extr...

In GEAR » OR Dry Peak Bagger
July 07, 4:07pm

Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 1
Roger, I'm excited to see your series on this coming out. As I have posted before, I am eager to see someone better optimize a design for a winter canister stove. Keep it coming and I want...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 1
July 04, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Summer blanket
Tim, does the seconds nylon have any sort of DWR on it? Wondering about using this for a cover quilt over my down bag for winter camping.

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment IN STOCK
July 02, 11:47pm

Re: Re: Design for gaiters -- screws, hot glue
Jim, Awesome. I love it. Not sure it would work for those of us wearing minimalist shoes with soles in 3-5mm thickness, though. But for others, great approach.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013
June 29, 2:57pm

Design for gaiters
Here is an idea. Instead of a tunnel through the shoe sole for the undershoe cord to go. What about just a small loop or wire or thin tough cord on each side of the show protruding out from where ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013
June 29, 10:49am

Re: Ah...the dog thread
Without any intention of being defensive, note that I did not call for dogs to be banned from anything. If we want to talk banning, then it should be to ban public lands ranching on designated wil...

In Philosophy & Technique » What to do when encountering dogs on the trail?
June 19, 10:23am

Re: Re: What to do when encountering dogs on the trail?
Sorry, I probably should keep my mouth shut. And its been hashed over on previous threads. But I here it is: I don't like dog's on the trail. Especially in designated wilderness are...

In Philosophy & Technique » What to do when encountering dogs on the trail?
June 18, 12:07am

Re: Thanks!
Feel free to PM me when you get to town and we can coordinate on some hikes.

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 months from DC to Seattle. What would you do?
June 14, 8:25pm

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