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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Montane Dragon 20l
I had a chance to handle a Rev 24 at Prolitegear in Bozeman, I think it would do the trick. They also mentioned a new pack from Montane- the Dragon 20l. I like the looks of this pack, very Ion li...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 22, 8:56pm

Exped 60
I was in Bozeman for a race and stopped in at Prolitegear and they happened to have a couple of Exped Lightnings in. Sooooo....I've been looking for a pack w/ a little more volume and the abil...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
July 20, 3:52pm

9.5 gram real knife
just ordered a Kestrel Minimalist, Ti w/ impregnated Tungsten Carbide- I'll use it backpacking, but it will also find a home big game hunting this fall, 9.5 grams for a fixed blade knife-not sh...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 14, 7:49am

Ion
Ken- yeah I was one of them :), just appears that the different shape might influence how much gear can be stowed (the bladder is going to occupy some of the room too)- might just have to bite the ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 08, 6:15pm

Re: Re: Re: three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
John Abela wrote, ". I have a few hundred nights with a 1000 cubic inch (16 liter) backpack that can handle three days and two nights of food." It all hinges on the conditions and comp...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 07, 6:00pm

custom
Dale- You are correct-there isn't a lot out there for larger running packs. I've seriously thought about going custom (Zimmer), but frankly I'm afraid of a costly one off creation not ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 06, 8:00pm

Re: Re: 3 day/2 night
Marko- that's a very nice looking pack, reminiscent of the Ion w/ a few bells and whistles :) not sure how it would do for running???? Ito-yup, little tri wing esbit stove- a warm meal in t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 06, 7:05pm

3 day/2 night
Dale- I used a Talon 22 on my R2R2R, it was OK, but these running packs just suck up next to your body as Ito describes-clearly the 33 would have plenty of volume, but not the snug fit I want It...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 06, 4:19pm

3 day/2 night run
Thanks gents for all the feedback! A couple of things, first the pack- the Rev is a dedicated running pack- it goes on more like a vest than a pack, uses a lot of stretch materials, doubles up on ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 05, 6:33pm

three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
Osprey has a new series of running packs, the Rev series (I currently own and love their small 1.5 liter Rev)- they make one in 24 liters http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/endurance__trail_fitn...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 04, 8:19pm

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