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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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a few things
few things that jump out :) clothing- socks- having a dry pair is prudent, having two extra pairs........ I just put my wet ones on in the morning, within 10 minutes they are fine; if something...

In Gear Lists » 3+ day solo trip in Pecos NM
September 02, 7:48am

Re: UD and Dragon
^ agree w/ your assessment, I still think the Dragon was the right choice for me- but combining features would be the very best

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 01, 1:13pm

Whisperer
nice jacket, but the MH Whsiperer has 2.8 oz of fill, how does 1.9 oz of 900 compare to 2.8 of 850? I'm guessing that it's still substantially more and can't tell if the MB has a draws...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 31, 8:22pm

bivy & tarp
all pm's answered, both bivy and tarp are still avaiable going to throw in a carbon fiber pole jack w/ the tarp thanks

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Superlight bivy and MLD Cricket tarp
August 31, 7:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: compass and ccf pad
yeah- a fair bit of my "running" is off trail-following ridge lines and such I wonder if your pad is thinner too?

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 6:36pm

Re: Re: compass and ccf pad
Art- how small are your trimming yours and what thickness? I've been spoiled by the inflatable, but thought I might get by w/ the 3/8" 20x57" pad, but it's just too big, too big ...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 5:52pm

compass and ccf pad
re: compass- this is a generic list, mostly going to be used here (MT)- Wonderland is on my list of runs though :) yeah- sadly the ccf is just too bulky for this small- definitely lighter though...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 5:05pm

Re: review
those pics look much better :) thanks Craig!

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 31, 4:59pm

Re: Re: three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
I'll check that out- thanks

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 30, 6:13am

Re: run/fast pack
I tried my 3/8" ccf pad (20x57) is definitely a no go, even if trimmed to 48-ish still a no go- tried leaving it round and then the middle for stuffing- not enough room, tried folding it flat-...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 29, 7:43pm

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