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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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My Houdini is going on 6 years old, still very much serviceable. I wash it and treat it w/ a DWR spray when water quits beading up. I can't tell you how many days it's been worn running, ...

In GEAR » Windshirt durability?
September 30, 7:03am

Re: Re: Nano Puff + Micro Puff = DAS???
OK- good-thanks :) Stephen- I considered that, but this setup I intend to use big game hunting- typically I'm covering a lot of country and working up a pretty good sweat, but then often sto...

In GEAR » Nano Puff + Micro Puff = DAS???
September 27, 8:06am

Nano Puff + Micro Puff = DAS???
Not sure how Primaloft (or any syn for that matter) works, I was thinking about getting a DAS Parka, but then thought it would be much more useful to have a Nano Puff (60-g) and a Micro Puff (100-g...

In GEAR » Nano Puff + Micro Puff = DAS???
September 26, 9:28pm

Patagonia Guide pants
these are a Schoeller (or Schoeller like) material- strechy, very nice DWR, block wind nicely, but breathe very well- warmer winter days, just over merino boxers, cooler- over a base layer I'...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 25, 7:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Direkt2
"It was a 50 mph wind and it almost collapsed his tent, but the 'stache didn't budge." ^ this! :)

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 23, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Direkt2
no wind measuring device, except me outside trying desperately to secure guy lines when I say buckle, I mean really buckle- like holy sh!t buckle I lived in Eastern Montana for 25 years, I know...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 23, 6:58pm

I think you'd be happy with the Exped, mine is the 60 but they are constructed the same. For the weight, I don't think there are many (any?) packs that carry as much weight comfortably. T...

In Gear Lists » PNW gear list
September 23, 7:34am

Dave- that does look bomber (and pretty darn light)! My wife and I recently spent a terse evening in our MH Skyledge, we sustained gusts in the 50-60 mph range and while the tent would buckle, it ...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 23, 7:15am

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

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I was turned off by the price, but the lure of 2.5" of pad, that would operate in 3 seasons- weighing in under a lb was too tempting I'm currently using a regular, it weighed in at 13.2 oz...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 15, 7:53am

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
drop one in your bottle, wait 15 minutes- give it a shake- hard to get easier than that the taste is not that bad (certainly wouldn't say great) not cheap, but not overly spendy either th...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
August 14, 5:18pm

SnowPeak 900
I bought this kit for cooking for two, predominately boiling water for 2 person pre-packaged meals. Also used for boiling water in the morning for hot cereal, coffee and the like. The pot is a goo...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 14, 8:06am