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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear List3 day "Shoulder Season" list- Rocky Mtns

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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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

Patagonia furnishes a lot of clothing to the various armed forces- it's in camo or muted browns or greens. They do usually differ slightly from their civilian counterparts- generally a tad bit...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 8:00pm

Re: Re: iPhone battery life
I'm ready to make the plunge for a smart phone; I like the idea of loadable topo maps, gps capability and photo taking- it eliminates several other devices w/ one I read carefully the thread...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 7:48pm

Re: 30%
well that's certainly encouraging, would be better coming from Richard or the like, but encouraging nonetheless!

In GEAR » primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
September 09, 6:52pm

primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
looking at MH's thermostatic hoody and was wondering how it compared to primaloft one (Patagonia Nano)- the jacket is lighter especially considering a hood, full zip, etc, but wondering if it&#...

In GEAR » primaloft 1 vs thermal q elite (MH Thermostatic hoody)
September 09, 7:52am

pad play
I played around w/ pads this evening. I took my 3/8" 20x59" pad and trimmed it to 18x40" (18" fits better lengthwise in the pack than 20"), I then scored three sections 10...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 08, 8:39pm

Re: Bounce mostly gone
^ good deal :)

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 07, 6:17pm

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