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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Greg Mihalik

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Re: Re: Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
"For flats, yes to good simple plastic tire levers." I am a strong proponent of tool-less tire changes. Far less chance of pinching the tube. Much faster to get them off and on. Les...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
July 30, 4:19pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted
I can sustain an unsupported squat for quite a while. I drop my pants to just below my knees, and keep the pant legs high. Haven't hit them yet .... I don't squirt down the back. I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 3:55pm

Re: any other offers out there please?
Tenkara Bum is a good guy to deal with. Kids Tenkara Kits A 12' rod is going to be a bit of a challenge for a kid. A uber-light 9' or less will delight them... ... and is a great r...

In Gear Swap » WTB - inexpensive tenkara setup for a co-worker
July 30, 3:32pm

Re: Re: Who is that hobo?
Hopefully Ralph will chime in. Until then - During an extended difficult effort (near your sustainable maximum) the body can only process about 300 calories per hour. Any more than that just wo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ralph Burgress' Unsupported SOBO JMT Record
July 30, 3:01pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted.
"Maybe, if I was really in the right place to support myself correctly, I might be able to pull that off by leaning way back, but conditions would have to be perfect." Body Position is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 2:17pm

Re: Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
If your hiking is going to require a bear canister, go with a 50L. Especially on 10 day trips. It will make life easier. If a bear canister enters into the picture only infrequently,for say 5 or...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 27, 8:42pm

Re: RE: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
Yep. "Major road closures include Big Oak Road, which is a continuation of Highway 120, at the Highway 140 junction all the way up to Crane Flat gas station. It will remain closed all day S...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 27, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Supply at VVR or MTR
There is no "typical". It depends on the time of year - Thin in June, abundance in late July, August, September. The last time I was through in September I had my pick of ProBar Mea...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 27, 2:08pm

Re: Probars
Just a FYI - Advantage Nutrition is selling them at $25.99/ box of Meal bars. Free shipping over $100. (no vested interest here...)

In Gear Swap » FS Probars & Core bars
July 27, 1:32pm

Re: Re: RE Supply at VVR or MTR
After MTR, and aside from the safety and hanging issues, you don't need to get everything in the canister until your first night south Pinchot Pass. Until then you can hang what doesn't fit...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 27, 8:51am

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