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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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Re: Best way to repair a Platypus
If it's "manufacturer defect" - failing at a crease, leaking around the outlet, delaminating - just send them back. No RMA needed. We send in several at a time to save on postage.

In GEAR » Best way to repair a Platypus
March 10, 8:31am

Re: Exped Pillow Pump Questions -
I find the Stephenson "stuff sack inflator" to be a real PITA, hence my query for a real, and efficient, and light pump for any DAM. The Pumphouse seems to be the same as the stuff sac...

In GEAR » Exped Pillow Pump Questions -
March 10, 7:10am

Re: "Mineral Turpentine"
Mineral Spirits are distilled from petroleum. Turpentine is distilled from pine resin. Mineral Spirits are available in an 'odorless' formulation.

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a Tarptent
March 09, 11:45am

Re: Request: please do not put "Backpacking Light" first in the title"

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Request: please do not put "Backpacking Light" first in the title
March 09, 8:46am

Re: H vs F Boil Times
Aha Moment... "...we do reform the bottom..." So on "cut my own cans" I may need to move the band down just a bit... Thanks. I never noticed.

In GEAR » Caldera Keg GVP?
March 09, 7:07am

Exped Pillow Pump Questions -
Does it Work? How Fast? Weight? When used as a pillow, does it hold air all night? Other considerations? Thanks.

In GEAR » Exped Pillow Pump Questions -
March 08, 8:34pm


In User Test Forum » test
March 08, 5:41pm

Re: applicator
Thin silicone with mineral spirits 3:1 by mixing with a bent coat hanger in a drill motor until uniform. Pour into a syringe and apply sparingly and precisely.

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a Tarptent
March 08, 5:14pm

Re: Gear
The next piece of gear to buy is a scale that is good to +/- 0.1 ounces. After that you need to set up a spreadsheet. Real numbers. Real obvious. Then you can compare and learn.

In Gear Lists » Need Complete Gear List
March 08, 2:35pm

Re: H vs F Boil Times
I don't have a Keg GVP, but I do have a Keg-H and a Keg-F. Testing these to, side by side, yielded interesting results. Air Temp in the garage was 50°F. No breezes in the garage. Water t...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg GVP?
March 08, 1:30pm

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