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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear ListBob Marshall Open 2015

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: choices
^ very much agreed :) I think for the Sierras (similar to our Rocky Mtn weather) it should be just fine, it's going to spend the overwhelming time in your pack if you're concerned wi...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 22, 7:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Glove system advice
Personally I'd opt for a sturdy water proof shell (ie MT Baker), team this w/ a mid weight fleece mitt and a light glove liner- gives you multiple combos to use- just the glove liners, liners a...

In GEAR » Glove system advice
May 22, 6:56am

good find!
I'll pick up a pair to try, I like to have them scattered about- home, work, truck, pack, etc :)

In GEAR » Reading glasses
May 21, 7:14am

Re: Re: Glove system advice
a thin fleece liner glove, w/ 300 wt fleece mitts and a sturdy weatherproof shell should fit the bill perfectly- the old OR Endeavor was perfect imo, not sure what the replacement (or if there was ...

In GEAR » Glove system advice
May 21, 7:10am

Helium
have been happy with my Helium; it's not bomber (at 6 ounces you wouldn't expect that), but does a very good job w/ our typical afternoon mountain showers; if I know rain is in the forecast...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 21, 7:03am

Re: Sick
Sorry to hear that John, get better and maybe we can meet next year

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 20, 11:43am

weather forecast
appears the original bluebird forecast has been revised, now calling for a little less bluebird :) ^ spring beer hunt!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 20, 7:00am

Re: MSR Shift
Every little bit helps :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 19, 3:48pm

Re: BMWO 2015 Gear
Dan- thanks for the video, had to chuckle at the mismatched poles :) curious, did you remove some of the plastic decking on the Swifts? Your food choices this year sound much more appealing tha...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 19, 7:15am

better comparo
I think a better comparo would be the MH Scrambler and Ascensionist 35l - the 35 liter Ascensionist has a removable frame, pads on the hip belts, side compression straps and a few other minor bells...

In GEAR » All around Day Pack
May 17, 7:54am

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