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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Thank you!
I'm actually between 5'11" and 6' so probably a 1/2" difference :), I'd be fine at a full 6' and probably 6' 1"

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 6:55pm

photos
no photos w/ both of us in the tent, but I'm 5'11", my wife 5'2" and we don't have any problem w/ fitment when we use the inner (which we do more often than not using it)

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 6:32pm

Re: Alpha
Ito- definitely has happened to me more w/ moist weather, but occasionally dry as well- like you said it really sneaks up on you, you're warm, moving well and then out of the blue you start get...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 12, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: atom vest
Stephen-it might, I just looked it up- guess I'm out of the loop a bit w/ the newer stuff coming out :) Mike

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 11, 9:46am

Re: atom vest
Ito- good to hear :) I'm sure you've experienced this running, but when I'm out for longer periods in cool weather (especially cool/damp weather) I can feel my core temp slowly droppin...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 11, 8:34am

Re: Re: options for a light syn vest?
I found a good buy on the Atom and ordered one, of course soon after I found an even better price on the Rab Generator- if anyone is looking they have them on STP, w/ a 35% coupon it comes to under...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 10, 6:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: black diamond alpine carbon cork poles
I still use mine for snowshoeing (w/ snow baskets), but went to UD Z-poles a couple of years ago-10 oz vs 18 oz and the ability to fold them up (especially running) is what prompted the switch

In GEAR » black diamond alpine carbon cork poles
October 10, 7:31am

Re: Re: What is your most used piece of gear?
I'm w/ Justin on this one- my windshirt, the most versatile piece of gear I own- summer through the dead of winter; day hikes, backpacking trips and trail running probably a tie, my shoes Pe...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 10, 7:20am

great input- thanks!
guess there were more options out there than I thought, glad I posted the thread! thanks those all look like solid choices; I'm going to look at all of them, but the Atom w/ the stretch pan...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 08, 8:53pm

Re: Great report, longer trip question
thanks all Andrea- probably same gear, but would definitely need a larger pack for the additional food- I think 4 days/three nights would be the very most I could squeeze out of this pack. I...

In Post-Trip Reports » running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
October 08, 8:25pm

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