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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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just received my Kestrel Minimalist in the mail, very nicely finished knife I added 6' of small cord to wrap the handle and it's still under a 1/2 ounce (12 grams)- I got it w/ the kydex s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 21, 8:45pm

me like
Just got back from a four day trip into the Pintlers and have to say I like this pack. It carries very nicely and there are several design features I really like. The adjustable frame is really n...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
August 16, 8:29pm

Re: Re: 2 liter Platy
Billy- I don't think there is a way to get all the water, no matter what container there will be some untreated droplets on the threads or elsewhere; it's going to be a very (very) minute f...

In GEAR » Roll-Up Soft Bottle + Steripen recommendations
August 10, 11:03am

2 liter Platy
I borrowed this from someone here, but take a 2 liter Platy and cut the top portion off so the lower is ~ 1.5 liters- it stands on it's own and is very east to treat. My Steripen fits in it an...

In GEAR » Roll-Up Soft Bottle + Steripen recommendations
August 10, 8:19am

Re: You have $$
whoops :) pack is sold- thanks! Chuck- will get the pack out Monday or Tuesday

In Gear Swap » FS brand new Golite Pinnacle
August 09, 8:58pm

hooded, most definitely
Dena said "All I can say is for myself I've wanted a hood on every insulating piece I own, and the ones that don't have one I find myself missing the hood. I doubt I'll ever buy a ...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
August 08, 9:50am

I'm using the fixed length UD's, even w/ adjustable poles (BD Carbon Corks) I still needed pole jacks to use w/ my Duomid. I don't adjust my poles when hiking, so fixed length w/ the a...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - Gossamer gear LT4S or Black Diamond Fixed-Length Ultra Distance?
August 08, 9:01am

Golite Pinnacle
bumpity bump

In Gear Swap » FS brand new Golite Pinnacle
August 07, 6:23pm

running packs
bumpity bump

In Gear Swap » FS two running packs Ultimate Direction AK, Mountain Hardwear Fluid 6
August 07, 6:22pm

" in heavy rain, youre going to end up getting damp one way or the other "
^ this, I use a Helium 2 because 90+% of the time it's sufficient (hell-50% of the time my windshirt is sufficient), if it's really heavy rain or very prolonged rain- you're going to ge...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 8:52pm

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