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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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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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pop rivets/hardware
Scott- couple of questions if I may- what pop rivet tool are you using? also what are using for hardware in the middle-is that a Chicago screw? Look at my snowshoes (Atlas Race) I don't thi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Northern Lites Snowshoe Mod
December 22, 10:08am

iphone 6
I'm waiting to hear how your 4 day trip goes; I have a four trip planned this spring that could pose the need for a fair bit of navigation (snow covered trails)- I'd like to bring one devic...

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
December 22, 7:48am

S5 Active
looked at the S5 Active and after reading reviews of accidental 911 calls, camera coming on, etc- I'm going to pass on it- it's getting a little heavy to boot, BUT the the "plain jane&...

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
December 21, 7:17pm

Re: Re: 2014 Exped Lightning 60
I've used mine on several other trips since my first report, happy to still say the Exped Lightning is a keeper :)

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
December 21, 5:31pm

Re: Alum crampon
very nice! looking for a little more grip for my running snowhoes, that might be just the ticket

In Make Your Own Gear » Northern Lites Snowshoe Mod
December 21, 2:40pm

Re: Re: adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
^ yes that could work too :) looks like he did some really nice work w/ that setup!

In Make Your Own Gear » adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
December 21, 2:39pm

Re: conduit clamps
yeah- those might just work :) thanks also when searching for conduit clamps, came across this image- pipe clamp, rubber lined so it should be less prone to spin

In Make Your Own Gear » adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
December 21, 1:44pm

Re: Re: adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
probably more concerned with icy conditions, but even very hard packed/windpacked snow can be slick w/o any bite the shoes have decent instep traction, but other than that they are completely sm...

In Make Your Own Gear » adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
December 21, 1:06pm

Re: Re: sim off
thank you Sir! :)

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
December 21, 1:02pm

adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
I have a pair of very light Atlas Race snowshoes, perfect for running, but other than the claw instep they lack any grip- would like to add some cleats (or other traction) to the frame. My origina...

In Make Your Own Gear » adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
December 21, 11:23am

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm