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mike068

235 reviewer rep
649 forum posts
joined Dec 5, 2008

I am a: 52-year-old backpacker
Location: Central, NY
Occupation: Gear-fitter

Affiliations: I am a manager & gear-fitter at Eastern Mountain Sports. I also teach seminars in basic outdoor skills to private groups.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Orienteering
Mountaineering
Geocacheing
Canoeing
Kayaking
Fishing
Anything Fun & Enjoyable ???

Vitals

Height5'10"
Weight200lb
Torso LengthAverage Build
Boot/Shoe Size10 1/2 Wide
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge
Pant Size36X32

I have been a "back-country / wilderness outdoors-men adventurer" since I was .. well as far back as I can remember ill say 35 + years and leave it at that. From family camping to father & son outings, Boy Scouts (as a scout and a leader), Hunting with my friends, camping & hiking with friends and on an on an on. I did take a sabbatical from the back-country for a few years but I have been back to it for several years, its like riding a bike. I am primarily a year-round backpacker, fair & un-fair weather why because I am a rain magnet LOL, I like to do backpacking the most but I guess that was a given huh. I like to and do take day hikes, regular camping. I have been many places not as many as I would have liked too but hay im still working on that. I have been primarily sticking to the North East but that is always subject to change at any time.

Gear Reviews (49)

user rating: 4 of 5 Brunton 7DNL 6/20/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Lamina 45° 6/15/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0 6/15/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Gear Aid Seam Grip+WP 6/15/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat X-Lite Thermo 6/10/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Columbia Silver Ridge II Long Sleeve Shirt 6/09/2010
user rating: 2 of 5 Columbia Coremic Ridge Mid 6/09/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Personal Java Press 6/09/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Infinity Dukjug 1L 6/09/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 High Peak Enduro 6/09/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR Needle Stake Kit 8/17/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eureka! Spitfire 1 8/17/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Kelty Beam 82 8/16/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Lexan Javapress 6/28/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Energizer 6 LED HeadLight 6/26/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Magellan Triton 500 6/18/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern 6/18/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR PanHandler Pot Lifter 6/09/2009
user rating: 1.5 of 5 Coghlan's Combination Compass 6/09/2009
user rating: 2 of 5 Snow Peak Metal Globe 6/09/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Snow Peak GigaPower Windscreen 6/09/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Cammenga Tritium Lensatic Compass 3H 6/04/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Snow Peak Titanium Cook Set, 3Pcs 5/24/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 EMS Velocity Cap 5/24/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 EMS V Stake 5/24/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan 5/24/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Nalgene 16 oz Wide Mouth Lexan 5/24/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Counter Assault Bear Keg 5/24/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Marmot Trestles 20 Semi Rec 4/28/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Guyot Designs SplashGuard 4/27/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Kelty Tioga 5500 4/22/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR SweetWater ViralStop 4/22/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Katadyn Vario Microfilter 4/22/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene - 96 oz 4/22/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Trangia Fuel Bottle 3/08/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Jetboil Utensil Kit 3/08/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Brunton MY-Ti Titanium Flatware 1/22/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Evernew Ti Companion Cup 1/22/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Snow Peak GigaPower Stove, Titanium, Auto 1/22/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern, Auto 1/21/2009
user rating: 1.5 of 5 Ozark Trail 2-Person Junior Dome Tent 1/14/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Trail Comfort 1/13/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Nalgene Travel Kit - Medium 1/06/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Swiss Gear Hiking Pole 12/22/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Camp Trails McKinley 12/16/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Evernew Stainless Steel Cookset - Small 12/15/2008
user rating: 5 of 5 High Peak Cascade -5 12/14/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 High Peak Hyper Lite 12/14/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Trangia Mini Trangia 12/14/2008

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