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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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Re: Goosefeet gear down booties and sleeping bag temp rating - how to extend comfort range of bag?
it depends- are your feet getting cold? if they are and everything else is fine, the GF booties do a very good job of keeping your feet warm, if you're cold overall then I don't think the ...

In GEAR » Goosefeet gear down booties and sleeping bag temp rating - how to extend comfort range of bag?
March 05, 7:28pm

Re: Re: cup to nest in SP 700
good idea- I have a glucosamine jar from Costco, probably the same- I'll check it out! edit: I just tried it out and it fits perfectly and I mean perfectly- it fits so snugly there is even a...

In GEAR » cup to nest in SP 700
March 05, 6:03pm

cup to nest in SP 700
anyone find a lwt cup that nests nicely in a SP700? do they make non-tapered foam cups- a cheap styrofoam cup of the right dimensions would be perfect if there is such a thing??????

In GEAR » cup to nest in SP 700
March 04, 8:56pm

Re: UL at -20F?
sounds like it worked pretty darn well :) neat you're pushing your quilt that far impressive that the alcohol is working that well in those temps; I have zip experience w/ alcohol, but alwa...

In GEAR » UL at -20F?
March 03, 9:11pm

half bag
my half bag arrived from Hammock Gear, a thing of beauty :) it's spot on to my specs- 52" overall length, 48" opening w/ a drawstring, 38" footbox, 7 oz of treated 850 tipped...

In GEAR » elephant foot bag in lieu of survival bivy, blankets, etc
March 02, 7:53pm

double Yaaa! quite a feat for sure

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trauma & Pepper finish their winter-thru of the PCT
March 01, 7:49pm

very nice :) I was contemplating taking the Cairn maps to a printer and have them play around and see if I couldn't get a somewhat more compact map

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 01, 7:32pm

Re: Re: arc haul?
I've been eyeballing something lighter for a winter pack as well, might be just what the doctor ordered :)

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
March 01, 6:24pm

for colder weather quilts I'd want the sewn footbox, the HG footbox is a traditional mummy style footbox, vs a flat sewn one on the EE- I think the mummy style one, while more difficult to cons...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment Revelation vs. Hammock Gear Burrow
March 01, 8:25am

Re: Lightest pack with stay
^ yeah, carbon would open up some other options including the Arc Blast- sub 20 even in the 60l version

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 27, 8:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Hydropel Sports Ointment
if you know your going to have wet feet, hydropel is well worth considering in a recent trip to NM we had over 50 stream crossings in two days, our feet were wet the entire two days of hiking- we t...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
July 11, 8:42pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
great little piece of kit, while I carry a mini bic- the sparklite is my backup source of fire making and a darn good one at that. with the tinder tab nice and fluffed I've never had any diff...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
July 11, 8:37pm

Snow Peak 600
I love this little mug, if they included a lid I'd easily give a 5. As is, it's very sturdy (yet light at 2.8 oz) and well made. Plenty of volume for a solo hiker. It has ample room inside ...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 11, 8:30pm

Four Dog Stove pot/mug lids SP 450/600/900
Four Dog Stoves has provided many of us with what we were wanting for our small pots/mugs- decent lids! I feel qualified to review them as I now have three- one for my SP 900, 600 and 450. All are...

In Cookware - Other
July 03, 1:09pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
best- as in most useful packs small, performs large very breathable, but cuts the wind amazingly the DWR finish is very good, for lighter rain/snow- nothing more is needed pricey- sure, ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 10, 9:19pm

Platypus .5 Liter
I use the .5 liter bottle on trips when water is plentiful. Even when water isn't plentiful I like to use the bottle for my Gatorade packet (calls for .5 liters). I don't care for the &quo...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
September 20, 9:19am

Sharpie Ultrafinepoint
this is a great little writing tool- the tip is ultrafine for detailed scribing, permanent marker- write easily on waterproof paper (maps/riteonrain notebooks) w/ no smearing- great for marking re-pac...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 30, 10:46am

Nite ize S-Biner
at 4 grams this biner is really strong- I made my own lw bear hang kit w/ this as the center piece I've tested it to ~ 12 lbs and appears it can handle more- occasionally the rope will slip out...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 30, 10:28am

Darn Tough Socks Boot Sock Cushion and Full Cushion, Merino Wool
for years I used to wear two pairs of socks (syn liner/wool outer) old school. on the recommendations of several folks, I gave the Darn Tough socks a go. well....... these are bar none great socks. ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 23, 12:34pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
this stove is so easy to operate I think w/ some work you could get your pet to operate it :) the piezo starter I thought was some gimmick that would have me using my lighter in short order- not so...

In Stoves - Canister
August 18, 7:14am