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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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Re: delaminate
I just blew out my 1 L Sawyer bag (the old version). But not the way other people are describing. I have found even the old ones to work fine for filtering as long as you roll them to squeeze wate...

In GEAR » NEW Style Sawyer Water Bladders 1L and 2L
September 03, 9:35pm

Re: Re: Fuji EZ Keeper Alternatives
Thanks Greg. Me like it.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tenkara for Backpackers: State of the Market Report - Part 2
August 23, 5:48pm

Re: Fuji EZ Keepers
Great tip in the Fuji EZ Keepers (i.e., figure 8 wrapping). One word of caution. I have been using them on my Tenkara rod for about 18 months. On my last trip to SW Coloardo, pulled my rod out an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tenkara for Backpackers: State of the Market Report - Part 2
August 23, 3:33pm

Re: bag
i'm excluding stuff sack weight. it comes with overweight compression sack, at least the older version it.

In GEAR » Stoic Bags?
August 08, 6:16pm

Re: Re: 1 lb 6oz??
Yep, finding weights for Stoic bags is like solving a mystery. I have the older 30deg bag with the half center zip. Ended up weighing just under 24oz. So they have added more than 5oz without ad...

In GEAR » Stoic Bags?
August 08, 5:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Burning Esbit on the ground
esbit partially liquefies as you burn it. and the liquid still burns. so if you burn it on the ground you will incompletely consume the fuel and waste a good portion of it. Plus you will do damag...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 22 Gram Esbit Kit
July 22, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Xtreme rod (and super secret winter stove technique)
I'd be a little worried of the CO output of this setup.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
July 18, 1:33am

ExOfficio Ventr pants
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the ExOfficio Ventr pants. Very light and similar to the Railrider boneflats. I found the latter to fit like a trash bag. Too baggy on me. But the Ventr fit ...

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 15, 5:49am

Re: Re: Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 2
No worries. Although that does not mean the minimum operating temperature is 184C? More importantly, I'm at least waiting eagerly for the final installment and where to click purchase. I t...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 2
July 09, 4:23pm

Re: Re: Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
Wolf attacks are pretty darn rare. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_attacks_on_humans If you are to be rational, probably one of your least likely causes of injury or death in the backcountry.

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 3:45pm

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