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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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All Forum Posts by Mike W

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Tell me about TT solid inners...
I went with the TT semi solid inner for my Notch specifically because it blocks cool breezes and helps maintain a bit of warmth. Before this I had a Copper Spur and Fly Creek which both have s...

In GEAR » Tell me about TT solid inners
September 05, 5:59pm

Backpack portfolios
MLD Newt for daily walks to work and for day hiking. MLD Burn for backpacking trips up to a week long.

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 26, 8:55am

Tall person's support thread...
>> Nope, it's end-entry. Been there, done that, won't do it again. "Hey, waddaya say we put the door on the *short* part of the tent!" Never take tall advice from a shortie....

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 24, 11:31am

Tall person's support thread...
Fortunately, I don't have your problem (only 6 ft) but I like a roomy shelter. I bought a Big Agnes Slater UL1+ and have REALLY been enjoying the extra length. This tent is 96 inches long an...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 24, 12:43am

Tent vestibules
I'm surprised that so many light weight/ultra light backpackers like vestibules. I never have anything to put in mine. My shoes go beside my sleeping pad to support my arms (back sleeper....

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 23, 1:11am

Gortex socks...
+1 on the Rocky Gortex socks. Yes your socks may get damp from sweat but they will dry out pretty quickly in camp if you just keep wearing the GTX socks.

In GEAR » Lightweight Hiking Shoes - Approach?
August 15, 3:05am

Gortex shoes
I think you are limiting yourself by looking for Gortex shoes. Since your not likely going to be hiking wet 100% of the time, why not just buy beathable shoes (gortex shoes are hot) and wear gorte...

In GEAR » Lightweight Hiking Shoes - Approach?
August 13, 9:42am

Hoodless...
I don't like a hood on my puffy, i prefer a separate (fleece) cap. Having the extra puff ball at the back of my neck when not worn is annoying to me. I much prefer to be able to get rid of my ...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
August 08, 10:48am

Explorer update...
Jonathan - thanks for the Explorer update info. When my inReach SE gave up on me a few weeks ago I replaced it with the Explorer. I picked it up a day before a week long trip in the Rockies, ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 08, 12:59am

inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
>> Chip and DeLorme are exceeding my expectations so far.<< +1 on that! Rex - I did exactly the same as you (Delorme test email, set it outside for hours and got the constantly fl...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 16, 1:01am

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