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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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They're perfect
Got my mittens and the fit is perfect, my hands are almost always medium. The weight is exactly one ounce and they have the nice clips to keep them together like OR uses. Got them in black. Just or...

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 24, 1:52pm

Re: Food Storage/ Bear Safety
I hang my food; roughly 10' off the ground (and 5'-ish from the tree), try to keep a fair bit away from where I'm sheltering I typically eat near where I'm sheltering, boil in th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 23, 7:09am

high elevation snow
as Dave mentioned somewhere earlier, snow pack is down, but moisture content is near normal and what I'm seeing is high elevation snow hanging on pretty well thus far- low to mid elevation snow...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 20, 7:04pm

Re: scout fire
don't have a carbide light, but do have a UCO candle holder- I wonder if the heat would be sufficient, the cover would make it safer certainly (albeit add a little weight)

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 19, 3:02pm

Richard- thanks- that gives perfectly w/ my experience I've been eyeballing the Piton, but have yet to pull the trigger as a base and/or mid layer w/ a windshirt works so well

In GEAR » Confusing info about Cap 4 vs R1
April 17, 7:05am

wondering what they were smoking?
the fabrics are similar (Polartec Powerdry), but the weight of the fabric is very different- the R1 uses a 6.8 oz/yd material, the Cap 4 uses a 3.8 oz/yd material; the R1 is without any shadow of a...

In GEAR » Confusing info about Cap 4 vs R1
April 16, 7:58pm

Re: Re: measured loft
Aaron- ouch! the loft in the chart has worked pretty well for me, but it's just a rough guide, nothing in stone for sure- too many variables, the individual being one the biggest

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 15, 7:01am

mad sewing skills! nice work :) I have an Exped 60 as well, wonderful pack- I wish it weighed a little less-mine weighs 40 oz on the button (like everything we pack), but there isn't much...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
April 14, 8:01pm

measured loft
bags typically use both top and bottom for their measurement, quilts are typically measured w/ just one side (top) I use this as a rough guide, (just halve the measured loft w/ a bag)

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 14, 6:40pm

Re: Re: inverted V
I sold my Duomid (along w/ the pole jacks), I believe they were 5-6"- used them in conjunction w/ BD Alpine Carbon Corks fully extended the inverted V was definitely superior w/ poor weathe...

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 14, 5:40pm

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