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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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FKT
I like reading about them, learning from them and getting inspiration from them, but the likelihood of me attempting a FKT is near zero :) I simply like to cover a lot of country, soaking in as mu...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » short article by Heather "Anish" Anderson on training for a FKT
August 31, 6:35am

short article by Heather "Anish" Anderson on training for a FKT
http://gossamergear.com/wp/training-for-a-record-setting-hike?utm_source=Newsletter+Subscribers+-+Combined&utm_campaign=16ae91cbd8-GG_8_28_158_26_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bda6be...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » short article by Heather "Anish" Anderson on training for a FKT
August 30, 4:51pm

still looking
cuben Solomid XL- me wants :)

In Gear Swap » WTB cuben MLD Solomid XL
August 30, 8:54am

crampons
these were mentioned above for another ski, but the design looks like what I was thinking about- a snowshoe like crampon- easy on/off, aluminum so probably not overly heavy- unfortunately fits only...

In Make Your Own Gear » "Chains" (Ski Crampons) for my Altai Skis
August 30, 7:51am

Re: Re: Re: hydration running vests for women?
I've always been keenly aware of that fact, funny manufacturers wouldn't be :) I see SunnySports has the MH RaceVests on sale for $49, guessing if it didn't work out you could recoup...

In GEAR » hydration running vests for women?
August 29, 9:20am

old thread, but looking into Hok's
Anything new or worthy looking into adding more grip in Hok's when you find yourself in need of more bite? Seems there should be a way to add additional traction (ala something approiaching th...

In Make Your Own Gear » "Chains" (Ski Crampons) for my Altai Skis
August 29, 9:15am

Re: hydration running vests for women?
Jenifer- also check out either the MH Fluid Race Vest or the Fluid Vest-Pack- they come in S/M and M/L- they are light, carry well and nicely laid out- my wife has one and now my daughter wants one...

In GEAR » hydration running vests for women?
August 29, 8:10am

Core- Newt
minor differences is all I was about to email Ron on the chances of bringing the Newt back when I bumped into Dave's thread on the Core :)

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
August 28, 6:33am

Evernew
Agreed the 1300 Evernew is very nice for winter, pretty light for the size of the pot; my 900 is an Evernew as well

In GEAR » What size pot for winter?
August 27, 9:51am

Solo
1.3 if you're relying on snow only; I'll use a 900 if there is some running water here and there

In GEAR » What size pot for winter?
August 27, 9:45am

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