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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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short length chaps
I wonder if Ron or Joe would make a shorter pair like we use horseback (we call them "chinks")- would breathe better, would keep a lot of crud off them (vs ankle length) and less likely t...

In GEAR » Which manufacturers make Rain Chaps?
January 28, 8:27pm

I consider a windshirt a shell, and thus I always have one w/ me regardless of weather-it's probably the one piece of kit that is constant 12 months around; in the dead of winter I forego a har...

In GEAR » Getting away from shells
January 28, 8:19pm

Re: MH Phantom price drop
another price drop

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Duomid pyramid and inner; Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 mummy bag (near new!)
January 28, 7:20pm


In Gear Swap » WTB Katabatic Grenadier or Welder
January 26, 6:37pm

MH Phantom price drop
Duomid has shipped, price drop on the Phantom

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Duomid pyramid and inner; Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 mummy bag (near new!)
January 26, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Re:re
^ glad to hear that Bob, mine worked flawlessly on it's maiden voyage last weekend

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
January 25, 7:20pm

feedback on the underground quilt
I'm about to pull the trigger on a winter quilt and one can't be amazed at the price of the Underground quilts- it's nearly half the cost of a Katabatic (I love Katabatic, have a Palisa...

In GEAR » Winter (0F) Quilt Suggestions
January 25, 4:24pm

you have multiple options beyond the nightlight/1/8" combo- I add a sit pad of the same config as the nightlight, that gives me 40" of torso coverage (30" is too small for me) and th...

In GEAR » Z lite vs GG NightLight/ThinLight combo
January 25, 1:15pm

Re: duomid
sorry Jeff, but the Duomid sold prior to you posting thanks Mike

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Duomid pyramid and inner; Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 mummy bag (near new!)
January 25, 8:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New NeoAir XLite and Therm fabric
^ agreed, but we're talking the x-therm, so a base layer is given (for me anyways)- my x-therm is reserved for late fall/winter/early spring, I have other pads for warmer weather

In GEAR » New NeoAir XLite and Therm fabric
January 24, 9:26pm

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