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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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iphone 6
Ralph- sounds like your results are pretty good :) Rocco- most definitely let me know what your results are! I'm not 100% on the iphone, sounds like I better look into android as well- my...

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
December 20, 2:50pm

it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
I'm just about to pull the pin on a iphone 6, would like to see how they are performing in the backcountry as far as gps operations, battery life, etc thoughts on 6 vs 6 plus on battery life...

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
December 20, 10:42am

Re: Re: Delorme Explorer
that's not what I was hoping :) thought it sounded too good to be true the Spot 3 is being offered for $75, weighs 4 oz- probably the way I'll go; I'm out all year round so a short ...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
December 18, 8:23pm

Delorme Explorer
Am I reading their site correctly where they describe you can use topographic overlays w/ the Explorer? In other words is the Explorer a full on GPS with mapping (ala Etrex 30+) and a satellite co...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
December 18, 6:23pm

Mountain Hardwear Chockstone
Thanks for all the suggestions! I ended ordering up a pair of Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Midweight "Casual" pant for a steal (steal as in about 1/4th the cost of the retail on the Arct...

In GEAR » what pants am I describing
December 18, 6:15pm

pants
thanks gents :) the Zions look like they are cut fairly trim-true? I prefer a more traditional/roomier cut MH has a Chockstone Casual (cut roomier) that is a 4 way stretch pant- looks like it&...

In GEAR » what pants am I describing
December 14, 9:13am

what pants am I describing
I'm looking for a light-ish weight Schoeller (or Schoeller like) ~ 5-6 oz/yard pant- cargo pockets, cut on the roomy side w/ a good DWR. The old Patagonia Rock Guides and Rock Craft pants are ...

In GEAR » what pants am I describing
December 13, 5:02pm

Alpine Start
got my Alpine Start today- love the Schoeller material, but my Large fits more like a Medium :( - I'll send it back for a XL

In GEAR » Layering strategy for Winter Running
December 13, 1:08pm

Re: first run in BDAS & Cap4
with those temps and even lower, my experience is the Cap 4 is more than sufficient alone (layered w/ a windshirt)

In GEAR » Layering strategy for Winter Running
December 13, 10:21am

Re: Not meaning to tread jack
Rocco- that combo would more than cover your desired temps, I prefer fleece mitts as they dry quicker and still insulate when damp- down or syn mitts/gloves need to stay dry, sometimes tough to do ...

In GEAR » winter mitt layers
December 13, 10:18am

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