Mike Russell

243 reviewer rep
26 forum posts
joined Apr 7, 2013

I am a: male backpacker
Location: United States
Occupation: Engineer and part time luthier
Website: http://www.caincreek.com

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Trail running
Canoeing
Mountain biking
Old time banjo

Many years of backcountry experience both civilian and military.  Currently having fun introducing a bunch of Boy Scouts to the great outdoors though backpacking, climbing, canoeing, orienteering, biking, etc. 

Gear Reviews (10)

user rating: 5 of 5 Columbia Battle Ridge Short 7/13/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief 5/27/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Big Agnes Insulated Air Core 5/21/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 The North Face Men's Paramount Cargo Short 5/21/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight 5/01/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Salomon Men's Exit Peak Mid GTX 4/13/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 The North Face Men's Taggart Pants 4/09/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 The North Face Badlands 75 4/07/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Scarpa Men's SL M3 4/07/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Stoic Somnus 15 4/07/2013

Forum Posts

Pillows? August 21, 2013
New boots July 17, 2013
Review updates & exposure. June 14, 2013
Cooking for whole family June 12, 2013
Effectiveness of sleeping bag liners June 5, 2013
cooking in the wild - some beginner's questions May 31, 2013
any last min advice and tips welcome May 26, 2013
Diving back in May 17, 2013
Coffee in the backcountry VIDEO March 21, 2013
Backpack fit - load lifters May 7, 2013
New to Backpacking and Long Hikes May 6, 2013
Boot pr0n... May 31, 2011
Kelty Backpack Identification May 1, 2013
question about columbia/stoic sleeping bags April 23, 2013
Trail Etiquette Refresher, Leave No Trace Principles April 16, 2013
Desert Boots April 16, 2013
stoves April 13, 2013
The bean hole: It worked for me April 10, 2013
most durable sleeping pad April 5, 2013