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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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might be a long shot- wanted to trade Katabatic Palisade for a Chisos
have a Katabatic Palisade (30F) size regular, 900 fill 16.9 oz, used a dozen nights or so; I almost always use a bivy w/ it and know I could get by w/ a Chisos sooooo- if you have a Chisos (regu...

In Gear Swap » might be a long shot- wanted to trade Katabatic Palisade for a Chisos
August 27, 7:47am

UD Fastpack
agreed, doesn't look that great at the top- I think you'll find the Montane carries much closer to the body at the top

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 27, 7:35am

maps
Ian or Ed- is there a preferred map(s) for the Wonderland? Ian-do you tie the corners of the ground sheet to the tarp to lift the corners? thanks

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 27, 7:25am

Re: Re: 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
Ahhhh- good to know, thanks no bivy w/ the Solo I take it? definitely need to get the cricket out for a low to the ground pitch session :)

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 26, 8:37pm

UD Fastpack
funny- the very day my Dragon arrived, I got an email from UD announcing their Fastpack 20 :) not sure I would have gone that way, but would have liked to have another option to look at- I also li...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 26, 7:13pm

2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
Art- shoot me an email when you get a chance on Rae Lakes- it's on my to do list! Greg- please post up a trip report (or shoot me an email)- I'd love to pick someone's brain who'...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 26, 6:55pm

Re: Re: 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
Art- have been really good. Got me heel healed and have been 100% all summer, lots of great running in (few nice backpacking trips too!)- how about you? I've got several ccf pads floating a...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 26, 7:20am

clasp
that clasp opens up the mesh panel against your back so you can stow a bladder, at first I thought I'd be able to stow my neoair folded up in there as a quasi-frame, but there isn't enough ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 26, 7:08am

Re: 2-3 day run/fast pack
no, I didn't realize you could do that- that would certainly give you incentive to make your marks :) I think 6-7 days would be just about right hiking it thanks

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 26, 6:59am

2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
I now know that volume wise I can squeeze my 2-3 kit into the Montane pack, if I could squeeze a little weight out (and possibly some volume?) well, that would be a little icing to go w/ the cake :...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 25, 9:36pm

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

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