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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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belt, bottle holder, hip belt
Bob- I agree fully. It's a great way to carry water- very handy and the weight is hardly felt. I also like a belt no matter how slim, just to help keep the pack stable when moving quickly. I...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
October 05, 8:41pm

the Mikes on a Crown Traverse
Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote (Missoula) accompanied by photographer Steve Gnam are traversing 600 miles from Missoula to Banf- the "Crown of the Continent" ecosystem. A combination of singl...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » the Mikes on a Crown Traverse
October 05, 5:53pm

Re: Shoulder strap fabric/padding
not sure why Ron has it listed with mesh as clearly there isn't any??? no slippage noted with mine, very comfy- I would think the dyneema would wear pretty well

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
October 05, 5:46pm

Owen- those sound like the conditions that the Hybrid should cover pretty nicely Mike

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
October 05, 9:10am

ready to go
looks like he's ready to go :) that color looks closer to what I was expecting

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
October 05, 6:00am

Wow- that was quick- damn! doesn't look od green in the pic, looks kind of off white- just the image?

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
October 04, 6:53pm

helium hybrid
well I found one for a good price and snagged it; out of the bag I was pleasantly surprised it weighs a couple of tenths under spec- it also has a very nice hood and it's adjustable, adjustable...

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
October 04, 6:36pm

shoulder strap bottle holder
MLD makes some nice shoulder strap bottle holders, I think zpacks does as well- if you like the pack otherwise, but be worth a shot

In GEAR » Dayhike Hydration
October 03, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Re Hanging
sweet- good ideas on a sealable container :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » a true instant whole grain hot cereal
October 03, 11:51am

TR alternative
Also worth looking at the new OR Huron gaiters, not as warm as the TRs, but offers neoprene over the front of the shoe

In GEAR » Best snow-shoeing boots?
October 02, 6:32pm

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

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