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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
Thanks! I'm a little smaller I think- 5'11", 180- 43 chest. I won't be changing clothes (just jumping in w/ my running clothes). What did use for a pad? I use a Medium lengt...

In GEAR » Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
August 01, 7:44am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
John- thanks, it's a nice looking bivy. I'm afraid the weight and volume (I'll be using a very small pack 20-25 liters) wouldn't work for my needs. I can get into a OR bivy pret...

In GEAR » Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
August 01, 7:18am

Re: Re: Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
Stephen- would breathability be less a factor in a bivy vs rain gear (not moving vs moving) or even more? I don't know, just asking This would be used in both the relatively dry Mountain We...

In GEAR » Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
July 31, 8:12pm

Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
It's decently svelte (16 oz w/o pole, 18 w/) about 3 oz heavier than MLD's eVENT bivy. Utilizes Pertex Shield + for the upper. I'd like to get a waterproof bivy for multi-day running ...

In GEAR » Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
July 31, 7:37pm

Re: Osprey
I have a weakness for packs :) Once I did try it though, I think I made a good choice- the pack really carries like a dream. just the basic 20 oz running bottles, don't like the UD ones so ...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
July 28, 6:36pm

Re: AK vs. Mountain Hardwear.
I own the MH Fluid 6 which looks like the same harness setup as the vest. The vest looks like they've added bottle holders up front-this is a new feature- can't comment on how well it work...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
July 28, 7:09am

Montane Dragon 20l
I had a chance to handle a Rev 24 at Prolitegear in Bozeman, I think it would do the trick. They also mentioned a new pack from Montane- the Dragon 20l. I like the looks of this pack, very Ion li...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 22, 8:56pm

Exped 60
I was in Bozeman for a race and stopped in at Prolitegear and they happened to have a couple of Exped Lightnings in. Sooooo....I've been looking for a pack w/ a little more volume and the abil...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
July 20, 3:52pm

9.5 gram real knife
just ordered a Kestrel Minimalist, Ti w/ impregnated Tungsten Carbide- I'll use it backpacking, but it will also find a home big game hunting this fall, 9.5 grams for a fixed blade knife-not sh...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 14, 7:49am

Ion
Ken- yeah I was one of them :), just appears that the different shape might influence how much gear can be stowed (the bladder is going to occupy some of the room too)- might just have to bite the ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 08, 6:15pm

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