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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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Re: how does it carry a Bearikade Weekender?
"less durable fabric that could wear at the edges of the Weekender." E J, When I packed a Weekender in my Ohm I nested into the sleeping gear at the bottom, then stuffed around it, th...

In GEAR » New GG Gorilla Pack
April 21, 2:57pm

Re: Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
Yes, it flairs. I don't know how durable the grips are. Perhaps a grosgrain loop would spread the force. Drop it over, thread the guy line through, then give the pole a twirl or two to ta...

In GEAR » Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
April 21, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
"How about whipping some cordage onto the pole 4" down from the top with a loop tied in to pass the guyout through?" The grip is 6" long, putting the "next available&quo...

In GEAR » Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
April 21, 12:57pm

Re: $5 off Headsweats
Thank you Sanad. The 2 Headsweats that I have are about 10 years old, have had the bill sewn back on a couple of times, and look a little - "ratty" shall we say. The $5 coupon and H...

In Gear Deals » $5 off Headsweats
April 21, 11:46am

Re: Fly extend to ground?
OK, OK, I'll see if this dog can learn new trick: Roll Greg, Roll! E J, The fly is a low as it can go without excavation. But, based on my 5 mm Terra Nova Photon CF posts, you could ca...

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
April 21, 11:38am

Re: SMD Haven - First Impressions
Well, if my campsites looked like that I might try it. But typically they are rocky, sharp, or wet - or all three. So stuffing is often the only option - unless you have that 5'x8' fold...

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
April 21, 6:55am

Re: Rip
Well, I don't Think it was there on the first setup. Plus, when I look at it, it doesn't look like it's been "poked". All of the fabric is smooth, no runs, no asymmetrical de...

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
April 20, 9:46pm

Re: The Learning Continues
I can now pitch the Haven quickly and tightly, at least as tight as you can get silnylon. And it stays tight with the vestibules open or closed. Keeping the vestibule zipped shut while pitching...

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
April 20, 8:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Feelmax Kuusa
Ben, I found the Grey version at But...they charge $10 for shipping, and have a 20% restocking charge if You ship them back. Can't say I recommend them. Just ...

In GEAR » Feelmax Kuusa
April 20, 7:07pm

Re: Collapsable Hiking Poles on Plane
They may not be specifically prohibited, but you won't get through Denver with them. There, as many places, leave it up to the TSA staff, and CYA is the name of that game. You might win ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Collapsable Hiking Poles on Plane
April 20, 5:28pm

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