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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear ListBob Marshall Open 2015

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Re: choices
^ very much agreed :) I think for the Sierras (similar to our Rocky Mtn weather) it should be just fine, it's going to spend the overwhelming time in your pack if you're concerned wi...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 22, 7:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Glove system advice
Personally I'd opt for a sturdy water proof shell (ie MT Baker), team this w/ a mid weight fleece mitt and a light glove liner- gives you multiple combos to use- just the glove liners, liners a...

In GEAR » Glove system advice
May 22, 6:56am

good find!
I'll pick up a pair to try, I like to have them scattered about- home, work, truck, pack, etc :)

In GEAR » Reading glasses
May 21, 7:14am

Re: Re: Glove system advice
a thin fleece liner glove, w/ 300 wt fleece mitts and a sturdy weatherproof shell should fit the bill perfectly- the old OR Endeavor was perfect imo, not sure what the replacement (or if there was ...

In GEAR » Glove system advice
May 21, 7:10am

have been happy with my Helium; it's not bomber (at 6 ounces you wouldn't expect that), but does a very good job w/ our typical afternoon mountain showers; if I know rain is in the forecast...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 21, 7:03am

Re: Sick
Sorry to hear that John, get better and maybe we can meet next year

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 20, 11:43am

weather forecast
appears the original bluebird forecast has been revised, now calling for a little less bluebird :) ^ spring beer hunt!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 20, 7:00am

Re: MSR Shift
Every little bit helps :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 19, 3:48pm

Re: BMWO 2015 Gear
Dan- thanks for the video, had to chuckle at the mismatched poles :) curious, did you remove some of the plastic decking on the Swifts? Your food choices this year sound much more appealing tha...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 19, 7:15am

better comparo
I think a better comparo would be the MH Scrambler and Ascensionist 35l - the 35 liter Ascensionist has a removable frame, pads on the hip belts, side compression straps and a few other minor bells...

In GEAR » All around Day Pack
May 17, 7:54am

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