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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Flex Air->giving Sea to Summit a try
my wife has been complaining about the Flex Air and she saw the S2S ones at REI and bought two; in the store they felt pretty good, bringing them this weekend, we'll see :)

In GEAR » Best lightest pillow recommendations
September 19, 8:17pm

seam tape
I'll keep an eye on mine, thanks for the heads up

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 19, 5:41pm

Re: review
just added one of my own :)

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 18, 7:56am

haul loop
thanks for the comparo pics and measurements. I knew I was forgetting one more nit pick- that was it, for a 1/10 of an ounce- please put one on :)

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 17, 7:59pm

Re: UD Fastpack 30
Peter- good news. With that volume, we can now run well into the shoulder season too! :) Mike

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 16, 7:46pm

Re: pictures? zpacks fastpack
to answer Kevin's questions, my dragon weighs 13.2 oz, don't remember what the published weight is; here's a pic of the pack loaded before my trip- sorry it's out of focus the pa...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 16, 7:24pm

Re: "Over Clothes"
Craig- that looks like they've taken a page out of the sniper's handbook and commercially produced a quasi-ghille suit. I can't speak to how animals view it, but ghillie suits (when do...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 16, 7:05am

Re: Great Fun
thanks folks! Art-I brought a small esbit stove that I used to boil water, fire works better for fish :) it's a new pack from Montane- Dragon 20- specifically designed for multi-day trips, ...

In Post-Trip Reports » running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
September 15, 7:52am

running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
This was my inaugural attempt at combining running w/ a overnight, figured I might as well throw in a little fishing too! There aren't too many packs out that are geared for overnighters and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
September 14, 6:15pm

back from the Crazies
Just got back from a two day- 35 mile-ish trip w/ the Dragon It carries wonderfully running, really surprising how well. Mine was loaded a little more than I would normally as they got a big dump...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 14, 5:35pm

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