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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Thank you!
I'm actually between 5'11" and 6' so probably a 1/2" difference :), I'd be fine at a full 6' and probably 6' 1"

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 6:55pm

photos
no photos w/ both of us in the tent, but I'm 5'11", my wife 5'2" and we don't have any problem w/ fitment when we use the inner (which we do more often than not using it)

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 6:32pm

Re: Alpha
Ito- definitely has happened to me more w/ moist weather, but occasionally dry as well- like you said it really sneaks up on you, you're warm, moving well and then out of the blue you start get...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 12, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: atom vest
Stephen-it might, I just looked it up- guess I'm out of the loop a bit w/ the newer stuff coming out :) Mike

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 11, 9:46am

Re: atom vest
Ito- good to hear :) I'm sure you've experienced this running, but when I'm out for longer periods in cool weather (especially cool/damp weather) I can feel my core temp slowly droppin...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 11, 8:34am

Re: Re: options for a light syn vest?
I found a good buy on the Atom and ordered one, of course soon after I found an even better price on the Rab Generator- if anyone is looking they have them on STP, w/ a 35% coupon it comes to under...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 10, 6:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: black diamond alpine carbon cork poles
I still use mine for snowshoeing (w/ snow baskets), but went to UD Z-poles a couple of years ago-10 oz vs 18 oz and the ability to fold them up (especially running) is what prompted the switch

In GEAR » black diamond alpine carbon cork poles
October 10, 7:31am

Re: Re: What is your most used piece of gear?
I'm w/ Justin on this one- my windshirt, the most versatile piece of gear I own- summer through the dead of winter; day hikes, backpacking trips and trail running probably a tie, my shoes Pe...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 10, 7:20am

great input- thanks!
guess there were more options out there than I thought, glad I posted the thread! thanks those all look like solid choices; I'm going to look at all of them, but the Atom w/ the stretch pan...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 08, 8:53pm

Re: Great report, longer trip question
thanks all Andrea- probably same gear, but would definitely need a larger pack for the additional food- I think 4 days/three nights would be the very most I could squeeze out of this pack. I...

In Post-Trip Reports » running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
October 08, 8:25pm

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