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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Re: "natural" trail foods
Bob- some of those sound really good! mango and pineapple sound particularly good Doug- very generous! :) when/where are you coming through MT?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 06, 5:36pm

Re: "JMT speed record attempt"
best of luck! I'd also be interested in a gear list, your pack looks interesting :) I would definitely consider at least some protein during the day and most definitely at "night"...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 06, 6:42am

Re: Re: Grace Solo
if you do any snow cave/trench camping- the eVENT bivy is really nice (I carry it in my winter daypack as well along w/ a half bag)- like any bivy your sleep system gets a 5-10 degree boost too ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
July 05, 8:45pm

Grace Solo
Richard- good to know; I think a tarp large enough to not need a bivy would be the best bet for saving weight. I like the idea of a tapered tarp- makes sense having the front half wider than the r...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
July 05, 7:28pm

"natural" trail foods
Doug- just missing the hot cakes! Travis- thanks, don't have a dehydrator, but looks like it might be time to invest in one :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 05, 4:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
I've seen several blog posts of runners meeting up with Scott at various points and spending an hour or two running with him; if he ever decides to do the CDT I think I would definitely make a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
July 05, 10:52am

no free lunch
Ain't that the truth! :) I'll look into some of the shaped cuben shelters, if they are storm worthy enough to use w/o a bivy then it might be just what I'm looking for- a head net or...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
July 04, 7:14pm

Re: Re: need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
I've never tried real pemmican, but I do usually carry a few Omni bars- they are Montana beef, sweet potatoes, flax seed, oats, almond butter, plums and then some different flavorings depending...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 7:00pm

Re: Re: posting same time :)
^ those both sound good :) anyone try any of those different fruit/veggie squeeze packs? saw a bunch of different ones at the grocery store the other day

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 2:46pm

posting same time :)
was posting at the same time Sarah- yeah real food :) Sharon- I have that book, need to re-visit it! Ed- good to know they have those here, I'll get some and give them a go

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 10:35am

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