BPL Community Profile

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

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Mike M

Showing 1 - 10 of 3340 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...334
 

Post

Forum » Thread

FS MLD Superlight bivy and MLD Cricket tarp
both are in excellent condition, tarp is seam sealed and the cord was replaced w/ Kelty triptease- two trekking poles and a few stakes and it's ready to go, bivy weighs 7.1 oz w/ the stuff sack...

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Superlight bivy and MLD Cricket tarp
August 28, 8:05pm

Re: Re: UD Fastpack
good point, he may have packed it funky

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 27, 6:40pm

wonderland
great info thanks! I'll probably play it safe and bring food :)

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 27, 6:38pm

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

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

Showing 11 - 20 of 33 | Page: 1 2 3 4
 

Review

Category

Bent Gate Moutaineering Customer Service
purchased a MB UL jacket for my wife (using paypal)- they had a good sale going on and had never purchased from them before so I thought I'd give it a go. after purchasing the jacket I get a ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 6:54pm

Marmot Hydrogen (2004 model)
first this is a 2009 model as the above poster I had WM Summerlite, great bag, just too tight for me. The Hydrogen is more roomy for myself (6' 190#). I find the 30 rating to be very accurate...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
September 30, 5:57pm

Golite Ion
discontinued now, but rumored to make a comeback- we'll see. great little pack, for a great little price. if you pack light and efficiently (and maybe some slight modding) this makes for a nic...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 18, 4:01pm

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
this has replaced my fleece hat- for the same weight I get a lot more warmth and flexibility- I can wear as a balaclava when I really need warmth, I can roll it up and use as a hat when I need less. ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
September 11, 8:27pm

Clif Bar Mojo Bars
I really like Mojo bars, they taste great and provide pretty good calories for their weight, they also hold up well in the heat- basically trail mix in a bar- my wife also gives them two thumbs up as ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
August 25, 7:43pm

STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
I've not found a better tasting instant coffee, would give it a higher mark if it wasn't so costly

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
August 25, 7:39pm

patagonia down sweater
I also got mine on sale ($200 for a down jacket is just too much IMO). The fit is great, mine is a size large and provides just the amount of room over a base layer. The jacket has good loft and t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 5:01pm

Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
this is w/o any doubt a no frills no jacket- no pockets, no adjustable anything- it does have a zipper though! :) mine is a size large and is right at 6.0 oz, packs into the size of a baseball l...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 4:52pm

Montbell Stretch Gaiter
these are very light gaiters, but work as well as heavier gaiters on the market fit is very good, the stretch helps the gaiter to conform to the shoe you do have to slip them on before donning s...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 29, 6:56pm

Wetfire Tinder Cubes
these came with my wetfire ti stove, as a fuel they didn't come close to the performance of Esbit for cooking, BUT as an emergency fire starter I don't think it has an equal. I'm talking ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
July 11, 9:06pm