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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Almost SUL
MLD has this "kit" with a nice assortment http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=182 individual bottles, vials etc http://www.ultralightdesigns.co...

In Gear Lists » Almost SUL . . .
July 24, 7:57pm

hard sustained rains
clearly not a substitute for a full on hardshell in hard, sustained (cold) rains, but maybe a substitute for a windshirt AND a hardshell in "bluebird" weather that usually lives up to it&...

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
July 24, 7:29pm

Re: Re: multiple items of essentially the same gear
sounds like you should consider a move here where the streets are paved with gold and we wash in crude oil

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
July 24, 5:10pm

Hybrid
I knew someone else made one- thanks :) my thought is it would replace a rain jacket (AND windshirt) for certain occasions and certain trips, no different than when I bring my 3 layer eVENT jac...

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
July 24, 3:02pm

Hybrid
^ thanks-that's the one I'm talking about :) pertex on the upper torso, uncoated lower torso/arms would be used summer and possibly dead of winter when precip is "dry" snow ...

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
July 24, 12:57pm

Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
OR makes a hybrid wind/rain jacket and seems like I've seen a few more around-anyone try one of these? I'm thinking for outings where the chance of precip is low (but never 0 in the moun...

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
July 24, 9:52am

Re: zline
I've had really (really) good luck w/ the micro line locs and 1.25 line, the micro line locs weigh under a gram, 8 of them 0.2 oz

In GEAR » Z-Line 1.25 or 1.5?
July 23, 8:27pm

update
quick update: ended selling the GW jacket as a hood is a must imo; Mountain Hardwear must have been listening as they came out w/ a hooded version which I grabbed- while it had a hood it lacked an...

In GEAR » anyone try a Ghost Whisperer yet?
July 23, 6:55am

Re: Bottles
Dan I agree on volume, a liter x 2 would be a little heavy If you're going with just shock cord, a bottle of that shape would definitely be the way to go, I've got Ron's bottle hold...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 22, 8:21am

Bic
Interesting- haven't seen those before, might have to pick one up no idea on Windmill warranty, maybe worth checking???

In GEAR » Windproof lighter wanted
July 22, 8:16am

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

ULA Ohm
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