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Mike W (skopeo) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale British Columbia
About Me I enjoy fly fishing, backpacking and hiking... and although my pace has slowed down a little over the years, I find that I'm not in such a hurry anymore anyway.

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Peak Pants
I wouldn't compare the new Peak pants (and jacket) with the old ones, they are considerably different (and that difference is likely why the old Peak shell garments were well regarded). I s...

In GEAR » Rain Pants
September 18, 9:07pm

Tarptent Notch real world weights
Mine's 29.4 oz. That includes seam sealed, two extra guy lines, two stuff sacks (for tent and pegs), 4 Easton stakes and the semi solid inner tent.

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch real world weights
September 12, 7:00am

Thoughts on UL rain jackets
I'm not sure why the Montbell Versalite is often overlooked in these rain jacket discussions. I do live in a rainy climate and have lots of field experience with this jacket (I own two). At ...

In GEAR » Thoughts on UL rain jackets
September 03, 9:43am

Off season...
>> The plan (if I ever actually get around to doing this) is to not get caught << Getting caught by Parks Canada would be the best scenario... Getting caught on Reserve Land by the r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » West Coast Trail books and maps
July 01, 9:44pm

A dear attacked my cat...

In Photo Gallery » A dear attacked my cat
June 25, 12:11am

Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
>> I always have my wife with me. My own built-in rescue service ... << You are a lucky man in that regard Roger (that your wife goes with you) but having a partner as your rescue m...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 9:30am

Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
>> Up until recently PLBs did not exist, and people went walking quite happily, even on long trips << Which can also be said about carbon fiber poles, Titanium, Cuben Fiber, and high...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 12:50am

UL tent durability questions - specifically BA Copper Spur
Since this is a UL gear forum, I think there is an understanding that gear has to be handled with a little care, however, the light-weight BA shelters are reasonably tough. I've owned the Copp...

In GEAR » UL tent durability questions - specifically BA Copper Spur
June 24, 12:13am

Maybe I'm finally ultralight
If you are getting comments about your pack size then I think you are there! In my opinion, the comments from other backpackers is half the fun. I don't ever try to "sell" UL ba...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Maybe I'm finally ultralight
June 15, 3:30pm

Spot ...
>> Mike, was yours a Gen3 Spot? << Mine was a Spot Connect (connects to an iPhone like the inReach and sends custom messages). That was a couple of years ago so, I would hope tha...

In GEAR » Delorme inReach SE satellite communicator
June 12, 8:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike W

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Mountain Laurel Designs Burn (2010)
I've had my MLD Burn for a while now and find it very easy to give this pack top marks in all categories. I was looking for a good weekend pack (2-3 day duration) and was having a tough time findi...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 19, 6:04pm