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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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Soap for washing DWR and technical wear
We all know that we are not supposed to wash our DWR treated and other technical clothing in regular laundry detergent. Companies like GearAid, Granger's and Niwax sell us special soaps in a a...

In GEAR » Soap for washing DWR and technical wear
June 06, 11:17am

Re: Other uses for my cuben groundsheet for the Hexamid Twin
I like the idea of trying to use it as a rain kilt. I guess it might be too large for that, though. Thoughts?

In Multiple Use Gear » Cuben groundsheet for Hexamid Twin
June 04, 9:36pm

Re: Re: Re: re:
Agree, but I am lazy when it comes to experimenting with my more expensive gear, having no experience using this tape. Could I do it. Yes. Would it be pretty. Probably not. I am designing a n...

In GEAR » zpacks Arc Blast vs Blast? New packs?
June 04, 4:25pm

Re: re:
Does anyone think it would be worth sending an older version back to have its seems taped? I know, everyone will respond saying, "it depends on the conditions you will be hiking in." I ...

In GEAR » zpacks Arc Blast vs Blast? New packs?
June 04, 3:49pm

Re: REI limiting returns to one year
New policy is now posted http://www.rei.com/help/guarantee.html And the email to all members went out today. I am assuming most folks here received it as well.

In GEAR » REI limiting returns to one year
June 04, 12:53pm

REI limiting returns to one year
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Report-REI-limiting-returns-to-one-year-4573700.php Report: REI limiting returns to one year SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 10:16 pm, Monday, June 3, 201...

In GEAR » REI limiting returns to one year
June 04, 12:02am

Re: zpacks Arc Blast vs Blast? New packs?
You will see on the webpage for the Arc Blast this sentence: "New! The frame now has two horizontal support bars instead of one, for more stability." And on this photo: http://www...

In GEAR » zpacks Arc Blast vs Blast? New packs?
June 03, 4:20pm

Re: Gaiters aren't working for me.
I wear both the Vivo Neos and more frequently the Breathos. And have used both the MH scree, dirty girl, and Simblissity gaitors. The low cut and flat sole make gaiters with a underfoot strap imp...

In GEAR » Gaiters aren't working for me.
June 02, 1:17pm

SOLD
SOLD to Shanon

In Gear Swap » FS: Simblissity LevaGaiter - size small
May 28, 11:01am

Re: Re: Wind shirt as rain jacket?
I'm new to the PNW, having spent most of my outdoors time in tornado alley and the SW Rockies where storms are serious. But now that I am here, I find an umbrella to be surprisingly effective....

In GEAR » Wind shirt as rain jacket?
May 25, 8:47pm

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