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Michael Reagan (MichaelReagan) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I started backpacking in the 1960's and still haven't had the sense to quit. I'm blessed with a wife who enjoys the wilderness as much as I do. Life is good.

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All Forum Posts by Michael Reagan

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How about the 25?
I have the Trangia 25 which, as the 27's big brother, is even larger and heavier. I would never take it backpacking, but for picnics or car camping trips with my wife, it's perfect! Ours ha...

In GEAR » Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27
November 21, 9:54am

Sul Pack
+1 on the GG Murmur. I think it's the ideal long weekend pack, offering only what you need and not a thing more. It's like the Smart car of backpacks... Michael

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Sul/xul pack
July 18, 8:16am

Favorite piece of gear
Just seeing the title of your post made my Western Mountaineering Highlite jump to mind. I thought it was cool that your WM bags are at the top of your list. Other beloved gear items for me incl...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear?
July 16, 4:44pm

Edible gear
The one piece of gear I own that is slowly being eaten away is my wallet. Michael

In Multiple Use Gear » Edible Gear!!! Does it really work?
July 16, 7:49am

Different fuels call for different stoves?
Although I haven't experimented with this idea, one might be able to use a wick-type stove with kerosene. A possible advantage to this would be that if the stove were placed in a small white pa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative fuels to alcohol in alcohol stoves
July 16, 7:45am

RE: Cheezy Poofs
I've met a few flamboyant poofs but never any cheezy ones. Mostly they dress better than I do. Michael

In Philosophy & Technique » Low Body Fat - The Tipping Point
July 12, 2:54pm

Gossamer Gear Thinlight 3/8"
For those who might be interested, the Gossamer Gear Thinlight 3/8" pad is back in stock after being sold out for awhile. This one can be trimmed to torso-length if desired for a very light an...

In Gear Deals » Gossamer Gear Thinlight 3/8"
July 11, 11:00am

Let there be light
Well, there are lots of experienced opinions here but very little consensus. I may as well add to the confusion :o) To the OP question, I'd recommend any good headlamp that has a strobe feat...

In GEAR » Flashlight vs. Headlamp for hiking
June 28, 5:02pm

Yep, I agree with Mary. I've caught a number of usage errors in things I've posted over the years (always after the fact, sigh). Spelling, grammar, and junk like that is important. Other...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
June 26, 8:27pm

Caldera rocks!
I don't have much to add to this discussion except to say that I love my Caldera GVP Fosters/Gram Cracker kit. I've used Esbit on and off for years with fair to middling results. But the co...

In Philosophy & Technique » Move to Esbit
June 26, 5:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Reagan

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ID SilShelter
The SilShelter is the tarp of choice when my wife and I backpack together. It is just large enough for the two of us (Me: 6'3", 200#; She: 5'5", 120#) and provides better protection ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 28, 11:43am

Taco Bell Spork
I like sporks and the small, packable, featherweight and FREE Taco Bell spork is hard to beat. I do wish the bowl were just slightly larger to fit more food into my big mouth, but then the spork would...

In Cookware - Other
December 27, 12:21pm

Six Moon Designs
I have the Gatewood Cape from SMD and find the design brilliant and the materials and workmanship excellent. I also received a quick and useful email response from Ron to a question I had concerning t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 13, 10:27pm