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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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anyone have any experience w/ Vasque Arrowhead boots?
they look like they would make a nice snowshoeing boot; 200 gram insulation, waterproof, pretty light, speed laces and a neoprene "shroud" around the front anyone try these? thanks

In GEAR » anyone have any experience w/ Vasque Arrowhead boots?
March 26, 7:33am

also look at the Endurance
I picked up a pair of OR Endurance gaiters this fall and have used them a bunch for snowshoeing, little lower than the tall ones, but still tall enough to get the job done (I got plenty of opportun...

In GEAR » Gaiters for snowshoeing
March 25, 9:10pm

150 or lighter
I like the lighter ones for base layers for "summer" temps- 150 or less; (for winter I've been using an Indie hoody that works really well) Ibex makes a 150 zip, I have one- it'...

In GEAR » Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
March 25, 7:22am

Re: Re: Re: overnighter with day kit
they would be outstanding to have in a vehicle! I'm guessing it's a wee bit bigger after you used it, not sure how they get that bag packed so tight :)

In Post-Trip Reports » a winter overnight w/ dayhike kit- an experiment
March 24, 8:51pm

Re: overnighter with day kit
Adan- Hello :) I have a couple of Blizzard bags (unopened) that I (and wife) was carrying, but never tested out. The reports I've read are pretty decent, so I think they are definitely a viab...

In Post-Trip Reports » a winter overnight w/ dayhike kit- an experiment
March 24, 6:46pm

Re: Re: snowshoe experiment
Dan- good deal! look forward to hear about the conditions you experience :) Justin- my buddy has a cabin near Holland Lake and they went last weekend, this is the first time in his memory they ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 24, 7:21am

Re: Speaking of Snowshoes
Luke- my .02, I ditched the idea of my light running snowshoes as they had no traction beyond the foot crampon- I think some traction could be very handy w/ firm snow-down and up; I'm not a goo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 23, 6:51pm

battery
eric- I'll ask them sounds like I can't go wrong w/ either the Anker or Jackery, just like the idea of having a light as a bonus :) mike

In GEAR » anyone try the Black Diamond Ember flashlight/device charger?
March 23, 7:32am

Re: re
I might have to check the Fastpack 30 out, no real complaints on the Dragon, but it's really a one or two night pack tops- having additional room would definitely be handy for trips in the 2+ r...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
March 23, 7:30am

snowshoe experiment
^ looks like fun! last weekend I tried out a pair of MSR Shifts as I heard that model bantered around here a bit. I have a light pair of running snowshoes, but the grip on the shoes themselves ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 22, 8:51pm

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