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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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

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Re: "Over Clothes"
Craig- that looks like they've taken a page out of the sniper's handbook and commercially produced a quasi-ghille suit. I can't speak to how animals view it, but ghillie suits (when do...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 16, 7:05am

Re: Great Fun
thanks folks! Art-I brought a small esbit stove that I used to boil water, fire works better for fish :) it's a new pack from Montane- Dragon 20- specifically designed for multi-day trips, ...

In Post-Trip Reports » running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
September 15, 7:52am

running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
This was my inaugural attempt at combining running w/ a overnight, figured I might as well throw in a little fishing too! There aren't too many packs out that are geared for overnighters and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
September 14, 6:15pm

back from the Crazies
Just got back from a two day- 35 mile-ish trip w/ the Dragon It carries wonderfully running, really surprising how well. Mine was loaded a little more than I would normally as they got a big dump...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 14, 5:35pm

perfect- thanks much!

In Philosophy & Technique » technique for trekking pole setup to hold up bivy?
September 12, 5:57pm

technique for trekking pole setup to hold up bivy?
I'm going to be camping above treeline and most likely will be sleeping cowboy style, but I'd like to have something to quickly tie my bivy up to in the event of a rain (or by the looks of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » technique for trekking pole setup to hold up bivy?
September 12, 7:22am

personally I'm in awe of both records- truly remarkable! I'd prefer unsupported for myself, something about doing it on your own that is very satisfying; then again I'm slow and mu...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 12, 7:17am

Re: Re: Re: primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
calling Richard :)

In GEAR » primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
September 11, 7:17pm

verizon v att
Ed and Ralph- curious, are you on Verizon or ATT? I know Ann's article mentioned the 5 series battery life was much better on Verizon- funny that different carriers would effect battery life t...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 11, 7:04am

might have to replace my e+lites
for a 1/2 oz penalty, might be a great substitute :)

In GEAR » New Black Diamond Ion headlamp
September 10, 8:36pm

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

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