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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: Lowering a pack using rope
Just did this to drop over a cornice - Almost any cord you have is strong enough. The issue is how to hold onto it. I used a 2.5mm from my shelter setup, wrapped around my butt, belay style. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lowering a pack using rope
August 14, 1:46pm

Re: <1.2oz Heineken can pot
A Foster's is .88 ounces, a whopping 26% reduction! And can handle 24 fluid ounces to boot!!

In GEAR » <1.2oz Heineken can pot
August 14, 12:36pm

PayPal Fees
On the Send Money page there are two tabs to choose from Purchase or Personal From the PayPal site, 'Fees' at the bottom of the page - For the Purchase of Goods and Services -...

In Chaff » PayPal Fees
August 14, 12:12pm

Re: JMT Record Pace and Carbs v.s. Fats
Tom said "The slower the pace, the higher the percentage of energy supplied by metabolizing fat." It's not the slow pace that affects utilization, it's the pace relative to you...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Record Pace and Carbs v.s. Fats
August 14, 7:54am

Re: Best Headnet
"designed to work without a hat" - Unless you have Really thick hair and a full beard you will get stabbed on every contact point. Hats give a "stand-off" that keeps the...

In GEAR » Best Headnet
August 13, 8:02pm

Re: FS: Thorofare Pants Large
Yep. Still for Sale.

In Gear Swap » FS: Thorofare Pants and Shirt
August 13, 6:06pm

Re: JMT Record Pace and Carbs v.s. Fats
Art, No specifics here, but a lot depends on your level of fittness. I believe I saw a note that world class women marathoners can reach 50% fat metabolism! I'd be luck to get 10% at that l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Record Pace and Carbs v.s. Fats
August 13, 2:18pm

Trekking Poles for 'Mid Support
Brett asked about trekking pole connectors. Josh mentioned combining AGP poles by placing the bottom of one pole into the top of the other. This reminded me to do some simple tests. On a...

In GEAR » Trekking Poles for 'Mid Support
August 13, 2:09pm

Re: Record Attempt Pace and Carbs v.s. Fats
Moved to here.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 13, 1:39pm

Re: No coupler needed
Josh, Nice! Would you, or can I, add this post to the one I reference above? Collecting this stuff in one place is really useful. Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent
August 13, 12:23pm

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