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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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Re: Pics
headed out to the Pintlers tomorrow

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
August 02, 8:25pm

Re: Still processing...CPU crash...
Dude- that is an incredible (incredibly painful) story! I'm glad you made it out safe, not glad you didn't get that FKT you worked so hard for- there will be another day. Push Harder- t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
August 01, 4:53pm

Yurbuds
I'm not an audiophile so I can't really comment on the sound quality, plenty good enough for me. I've had mine a little over two years and ~ 4000 miles of trail running and they are st...

In GEAR » sports ear buds
July 31, 8:44pm

JMT FKT
Extremely solid efforts by both gentlemen; big hats off! Just shows you what an incredible undertaking this is and what a incredible achievement is to hold such a record

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
July 31, 3:23pm

Steiner
take a peek at the Steiner 8x30's, these are a reasonably priced, relatively light (17 oz) small to mid-size bino; I used Steiner glass exclusively for 25 years as a game warden- good glass, ve...

In GEAR » Backpack Hunting Binoculars
July 30, 8:39pm

small packs from MLD
it was kind of funny, but I was going to call Ron to about the chances of reviving the Newt (or get a custom one built) and before I had a chance to call, Dave started this thread w/ the announceme...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 30, 8:20pm

Re: 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Sweet- thanks for organizing this again :) Mike

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
July 30, 4:48pm

Re: Accessory pockets
They're listed for shoulder pockets, but that's where my bottles are going. I've got them slid through the elastic band over the belt, then attached to the little loop where the belt is...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 30, 12:21pm

Re: Pics
not loaded, but I have a 50k this Saturday and hoping Sunday or Monday I'll be heading out for a couple of days w/ the Core :) the fabric is identical (color as well!) to my Exped Lightning-...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 30, 6:42am

graphs
^ nicely done- thanks! Godspeed Gents

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 29, 12:41pm

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