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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: posting same time :)
^ those both sound good :) anyone try any of those different fruit/veggie squeeze packs? saw a bunch of different ones at the grocery store the other day

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 2:46pm

posting same time :)
was posting at the same time Sarah- yeah real food :) Sharon- I have that book, need to re-visit it! Ed- good to know they have those here, I'll get some and give them a go

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 10:35am

"natural" trail foods
Greg- good point, I don't need to spend too much time on the side of the trail :) I've tried Larabars, taste was fair- my wife thought eck Art- the gels were overpowering and made feel ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 10:31am

3.2 # accessories
I think w/ a little thinning you could improve that some :) first aid looks like 3.5 oz (1.4 pills + 2.1 first aid)- as an example: my weeklong first aid kit (replete w/ "pills) is under an...

In Gear Lists » Thinning Out Accessories - Need Help
July 04, 10:13am

was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
I've been using a MLD eVENY bivy for my running/fast packing adventures; packs small, easy to setup (roll it out :) ), pretty lightweight @ 14.8 oz (Large), but always looking for lighter optio...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
July 04, 8:46am

need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
I've never liked gels (I've tried a lot of different ones, certainly not all though)-just too overpowering, I've been using cubes (Cliff Bloks) but am getting sick of them, I've tri...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 7:52am

Wonderland
list looks solid :) A few things I'd probably change/: I'd probably ditch all of the "sleep wear", you have extra boxers and socks to get into- you almost certainly won...

In Gear Lists » Wonderland Trail July gear list
July 03, 10:25am

found one
found one on flea bay

In Gear Swap » WTB Neo Air Small
July 03, 9:47am

WTB Neo Air Small
wtb either the original or XLite in size small TIA

In Gear Swap » WTB Neo Air Small
July 02, 8:06pm

Flash pocket
got the pocket today, it's under spec @ 2.5 oz :) guesstimating the volume at 5-ish liters

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
July 02, 5:56pm

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