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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Helium
my Helium spends 95% of the time in my pack, but those 5% of the times I need it- it does the job; it's a no frills hardshell that works, the Helium HD might be worth looking into as well

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 14, 5:45pm

Pearl Izumi N2's
on my third pair (getting 500-ish miles/pair)- comfy, moderate drop- 4 mm, roomy toe box- this is what nixes me out of 90%+ of the shoes on the market now pretty lightweight and the grip is very...

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 13, 4:19pm

new bike
got a new 27.5" mtn bike (DB Axis Pro) w/ the coupon and my dividend; reused the coupon a couple of times- pedals and a helmet was going to buy a Garmin Fenix (w/ the dividend, coupon doesn...

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 13, 4:06pm

Whisperer
I find the Whisperer to be warm below 40 degrees w/ a windshirt and base layer-has two zippered slash pockets and a drawstring waist which is pretty considering the weight, also a decent hood. It ...

In GEAR » Warmer and lighter than an Atom LT
April 13, 4:00pm

Re: Re: friends from Helena
Art- I let him know they that the big group site was cancelled. I left a message on his cell phone to check South Campground and also for possible cancellations at Watchman. They may be headed th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
April 01, 6:51pm

friends from Helena
Art & Gents- my friend Grant and his wife Robin are still coming, I think he may only be in the run to Grotto, but that could change. Craig- I gave him your telephone # (it's the only one ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
April 01, 6:21pm

Re: Re: Never Say Die
Gents- got the group site cancelled; have a great time and please post up pics and trip report(s)! Mike

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
March 31, 5:24pm

injured
Art- you have your pm turned off, here's my phone four zero six- 439- seven, one, one, zero Eugene- sorry you can't make it Jacob- glad to hear your healing!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
March 28, 7:29am

Re: Re: Injured reserve list
Art- achilles is fine, unfortunately my heel definitely has a stress fracture :( I'm just now able to put a little weight on it, but am still limping Sadly I'm going to be a no go, if I...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
March 27, 6:25pm

for 12 oz- I'd choose a saw and a knife over a hatchet/axe
or maybe even a good micro-brew :) like others have posted, a fixed blade knife and folding/sliding saw will be much more useful than a hatchet/axe for shelter construction, small fires, cleanin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 5:37pm

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