Michael Provost Sr.

Michael Provost Sr.

Wandering the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin

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Having grown up in the Green Mountains of VT, it can be hard to find things in the midwest that are challenging enough...But I'm working on it.

Michael Provost Sr.

Michael Provost Sr. wrote a review of on February 17, 2009

5 5

Great stove. Got it for my wife. She really likes it...When I let her use it. Have used it in sun, rain, and even ice fishing. Have used it for making everything from ramen noodles to hollandaise sauce. Never a scorch. Great fuel efficiency too. Only problem being it can be a little hard to light the priming fuel. Once that's done though, primes easily and well. It often spends time on the sideboard of my grill simmering secret sauce.

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Michael Provost Sr. wrote a review of on February 17, 2009

5 5

I do a lot of hiking where the ground is not particularly stable, this device has proven invaluable through three MSR stoves (Whisperlite, Whisperlite International, and Dragonfly). Without it, several of my meals would have undoubtedly become part of Mt Mansfield, the ice on Princeto Locks, or that really cool quarry outside of North Andover. Rock, gravel, snow and particularly sandy soil make it an absolute necessity. I wouldn't buy an MSR stove without picking one up to go with it. Some graphite or lithium grease in the inner ring keeps it from seizing.

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Michael Provost Sr. wrote a review of on May 21, 2008

5 5

I've been using mine for years without complaint. Simmers well once you use up some fuel, just keep the pressure low. The lid from a coffee or tuna can helps a lot. From the Long Trail, to the Nicolet National Forest, to that really cool quarry outside North Andover, this stove has never let me down. I don't think it ever will.

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Michael Provost Sr. wrote a review of on August 10, 2006

5 5

Light, easy, durable, compact, and above and beyond all else: comfy. 3 days 2 nights in Nicolet National Forest, slept like a rock. Rolled it up inside my sleeping bag and lost no space in my pack. Lousy ground to sleep on and I felt nothing but rested in the morning. The weight is negligable, and the price well worth it. Another guy on the trip had a "Trail lite" Thermarest, and yet annother had a "Swiss Gear" Both offered to trade on more than one occasion. Nope, don't think so guys.

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Michael Provost Sr. wrote a review of on August 9, 2006

4 5

Great pad. Have gone through several pads through the years, closed cell, open cell, straight air, and my first Thermarest that I got back in 97 (lasted until it was stolen) This one is definitely the best. I've got a bum shoulder that causes problems sleeping at home, let alone when hiking. 3days/2nights in Nicolet national forest, I slept like a log. Laid down, curled up, and crashed. Only woke up because a chipmunk was yelling at me that he wanted my macadamia nuts. The fact that I can't say any more about it just shows that I slept that well. If there were any problems, oh well, I was asleep.

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Michael Provost Sr. wrote a review of on June 20, 2006

5 5

I have kicked the crud out of mine, there's just no killing them. A water bottle sleeve (neoprene type) or a couple quick turns of duct tape help keep it from slipping around on rocks and ice, which solves my only complaint. A micro-bungie connecting it to my Trillium helps a lot too.

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Michael Provost Sr. wrote a review of on June 20, 2006

5 5

I do a lot of hiking where the ground is not particularly stable, this device has proven invaluable through two MSR stoves (Whisperlite and Whisperlite International). Without it, several of my meals would have undoubtedly become part of Mt Mansfield, or that really cool quarry outside of North Andover. Rock, gravel, and particularly sandy soil make it an absolute necessity. I wouldn't buy an MSR stove without picking one up to go with it.

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Michael Provost Sr.

Michael Provost Sr. wrote a review of on May 5, 2006

5 5

Light, simple, versatile, roomy. Okay now that that's out of the way, awesome rig. I have used numerous tents through the years (Dad was a scoutmaster, grew up in New England, nuff said) and this is the best by far. Sure, it costs more than my first car did, but I've gotten more use out of the tent than I ever did with the car. It’s more comfortable to sleep in too. Whether I'm using it to hike around Devil's Lake, or just as a second bedroom for my popup camper, it's never let me down. It looks really cool too.

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