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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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fastpacking John Muir
thanks for the well written article and wonderful photos! very neat that you had attempted it in the past and were able to complete it this time it's definitely on my bucket list (along w/ ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 20, 8:11pm

source
blasphemy for someone down under!- they'll be bearing pitchforks outside Roger's house :) if someone would happen to stumble upon a source for this insulation, would be much appreciated

In Make Your Own Gear » any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
November 20, 6:07pm

re: merinoloft
thanks for posting the link, that explains pretty well what it is :) weight for weight, nothing will compete (not yet anyways, maybe in the future???) w/ high loft down as far as warmth I'd...

In Make Your Own Gear » any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
November 20, 7:21am

any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
Smartwool calls it Smartloft, Icebreaker calls it Merinoloft, not sure what Ibex calls it, but they are using it in down looking garments- it's obviously wool of some sort, but they have done s...

In Make Your Own Gear » any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
November 19, 8:37pm

fast pack weight
my Dragon for overnights is loaded w/ about 10-12 lbs including the weight of the two bottles full and food (down quilt, eVENT bivy, neoair, down jacket, small esbit stove/pot and the normal misc i...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 05, 7:39am

quilt
^ sweet :) Tim- I was under the impression that you quit doing custom work?-I know at one point you were doing it as you did a Marmot Atom conversion and an Ion upgrade for me a few years ago

In GEAR » custom quilt makers?
November 05, 6:59am

quilt
Aaron- pm sent :) Mike

In GEAR » custom quilt makers?
November 04, 7:41pm

custom quilt makers?
anyone doing custom quilts? ie your own design, materials TIA

In GEAR » custom quilt makers?
November 04, 6:35pm

Re: other montanes?
I believe their Dragon is their largest running pack; my guess is that any of their other packs aren't going to carry the same as their running line UD is coming out w/ a 30 liter running pa...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 04, 6:34pm

Dragon
I also own a Dragon (several pertinent posts in a thread in the SUL section) and would recommend it. You have to really thin your volume as it's only 20 liters (give or take a little), but thi...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 03, 8:18pm

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