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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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1.3 ounces
my first aid/repair kit was put together to try and cover day to day "emergencies", true trauma events are going to be handled w/ items I'm already carrying what I carry- small rol...

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 05, 8:54am

Re: It's a little moot
Will- all good yeah the 4 oz of the SPOT has been helpful, hopefully never helpful like I'm in a really bad jam (but it will be handy- heaven forbid that ever happens), but definitely helpfu...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
April 05, 8:24am

FS Marmot Helium 15F sleeping bag, near new condition
SOLD FS Marmot Helium 15 degree bag, used three nights- looks new. This is a regular length. SOLD $265 includes shipping conus and paypal fees SOLD thanks

In Gear Swap » FS Marmot Helium 15F sleeping bag, near new condition
April 04, 8:15pm

Re: Waterproof cover for iPhone with lanyard connector
on the new Lifeproof Fre cases they have a screw in head phone adapter, the screw has a little plastic strap attached- if you undo the screw you can easily remove the strap and it reveal a slot tha...

In GEAR » Waterproof cover for iPhone with lanyard connector
April 04, 7:01pm

I also find myself going solo much more than w/ someone or a group. It's not that I dislike going w/ another(s), but it generally just works out logistically better. I also get enjoyment out ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 02, 6:34pm

additional quilt
I think a two bag/quilt system has a lot of advantages, one you have two bag/quilts and thus a lot of flexibility :) a syn quilt used as an outer quilt protects the down bag and helps pull out moi...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
April 02, 7:17am

Re: Re: what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip
Dave- we get those temps too, usually not unexpected though- I stay home if I know that kind of weather is moving in :) My base weight is still not 10 lbs, but I'm working on it! Mike

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
April 01, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Re: sub 5 lb -does it really matter?
the math doesn't add up imo I go on a 200 mile hike with a 7.9 pound base. I can do this hike with this base in 5 days. With 9 pounds of food and a starting pack weight of say 18 pounds ma...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
April 01, 6:42am

40 Below
after several episodes of cold feet last winter, I bit the bullet and ordered some 40 Below Light Energy overshoes and can say they work as advertised :) I also have Lightnings and as the above ...

In GEAR » Trail runner / neoprene overboot setup for snowshoeing
March 31, 6:34pm

Re: shelters
my plan is to bring my eVENT bivy and small (5x5') tarp

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 31, 5:45pm

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