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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: Re: "natural" trail foods
Bob- some of those sound really good! mango and pineapple sound particularly good Doug- very generous! :) when/where are you coming through MT?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 06, 5:36pm

Re: "JMT speed record attempt"
best of luck! I'd also be interested in a gear list, your pack looks interesting :) I would definitely consider at least some protein during the day and most definitely at "night"...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 06, 6:42am

Re: Re: Grace Solo
if you do any snow cave/trench camping- the eVENT bivy is really nice (I carry it in my winter daypack as well along w/ a half bag)- like any bivy your sleep system gets a 5-10 degree boost too ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
July 05, 8:45pm

Grace Solo
Richard- good to know; I think a tarp large enough to not need a bivy would be the best bet for saving weight. I like the idea of a tapered tarp- makes sense having the front half wider than the r...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
July 05, 7:28pm

"natural" trail foods
Doug- just missing the hot cakes! Travis- thanks, don't have a dehydrator, but looks like it might be time to invest in one :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 05, 4:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
I've seen several blog posts of runners meeting up with Scott at various points and spending an hour or two running with him; if he ever decides to do the CDT I think I would definitely make a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
July 05, 10:52am

no free lunch
Ain't that the truth! :) I'll look into some of the shaped cuben shelters, if they are storm worthy enough to use w/o a bivy then it might be just what I'm looking for- a head net or...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
July 04, 7:14pm

Re: Re: need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
I've never tried real pemmican, but I do usually carry a few Omni bars- they are Montana beef, sweet potatoes, flax seed, oats, almond butter, plums and then some different flavorings depending...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 7:00pm

Re: Re: posting same time :)
^ those both sound good :) anyone try any of those different fruit/veggie squeeze packs? saw a bunch of different ones at the grocery store the other day

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 2:46pm

posting same time :)
was posting at the same time Sarah- yeah real food :) Sharon- I have that book, need to re-visit it! Ed- good to know they have those here, I'll get some and give them a go

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 10:35am

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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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