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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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9.5 gram real knife
just ordered a Kestrel Minimalist, Ti w/ impregnated Tungsten Carbide- I'll use it backpacking, but it will also find a home big game hunting this fall, 9.5 grams for a fixed blade knife-not sh...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 14, 7:49am

Ion
Ken- yeah I was one of them :), just appears that the different shape might influence how much gear can be stowed (the bladder is going to occupy some of the room too)- might just have to bite the ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 08, 6:15pm

Re: Re: Re: three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
John Abela wrote, ". I have a few hundred nights with a 1000 cubic inch (16 liter) backpack that can handle three days and two nights of food." It all hinges on the conditions and comp...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 07, 6:00pm

custom
Dale- You are correct-there isn't a lot out there for larger running packs. I've seriously thought about going custom (Zimmer), but frankly I'm afraid of a costly one off creation not ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 06, 8:00pm

Re: Re: 3 day/2 night
Marko- that's a very nice looking pack, reminiscent of the Ion w/ a few bells and whistles :) not sure how it would do for running???? Ito-yup, little tri wing esbit stove- a warm meal in t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 06, 7:05pm

3 day/2 night
Dale- I used a Talon 22 on my R2R2R, it was OK, but these running packs just suck up next to your body as Ito describes-clearly the 33 would have plenty of volume, but not the snug fit I want It...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 06, 4:19pm

3 day/2 night run
Thanks gents for all the feedback! A couple of things, first the pack- the Rev is a dedicated running pack- it goes on more like a vest than a pack, uses a lot of stretch materials, doubles up on ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 05, 6:33pm

three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
Osprey has a new series of running packs, the Rev series (I currently own and love their small 1.5 liter Rev)- they make one in 24 liters http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/endurance__trail_fitn...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 04, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Stress fractures
I had a stress fracture in my left heel, very not fun :( Mine happened out of the blue, was going for a short run (6-ish miles) felt like my achilles was a little sore so I slowed, wasn't gett...

In Philosophy & Technique » stress fractures
June 30, 8:24pm

Re: Re: height/length and Duomid
Ken- regular neoair, size 10 shoe size- maybe I'm not 6' tall :)

In GEAR » What is everyone's favorite UL solo, three-season shelter?
June 26, 6:57am

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm