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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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Firmware upgrade...
After 2 failures to update, I shut of my virus scan and firewall (always a good idea) and it finally worked. I doubt the issue was the firewall though because the errors I received when it failed ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 07, 12:42am

Emergency drugs?
To clear up a few concerns people have about carrying antibiotics in your FAK, I'd like to point out that the OP specifically mentioned his hangnail becoming infected very quickly. He is not r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emergency drugs?
July 06, 12:28pm

Beer in a Nalgene... with pictures.
>> I assume this would work with, say, a widemouth water bottle of the type I usually carry? << That was going to be my next test because I also carry a wide mouth bottle for my Ster...

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 04, 1:22pm

Beer taste test...
>> if Bud Light is a 0, and your favorite American IPA (e.g. Racer 5, Stone, Dogfish Head, Bell't Two Hearted Ale) is a 10, how do you rank the instant IPA? << I'm just tryin...

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 04, 1:00pm

"Light" Beer!!
This is BPL, so I had to try lightening the weight of the Back-country Beer maker. I took an empty Coke bottle (figured it would hold up best against the pressure from the carbonation process) a...

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 04, 1:05am

Beer...
>> Has anyone tried it and gotten good carbonation? << I haven't had any trouble with the carbonation although I would prefer more fizz, however, I don't think you can expect...

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 04, 12:29am

Beer...
I'm not an expert on beer and everybody will have a different opinion regarding the taste. Here's a review by a third party that claims to know his beers and I would agree with his review....

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 03, 10:17am

Pat's Backcountry Beer...
I saw this gadget mentioned a while back and now that I have gotten my hands on a kit, I thought I'd put up the details of the weight penalty involved in taking a brew into the wilds. I'l...

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 03, 12:46am

Emergency drugs?
I carry antibiotics and prescription pain killers. I don't have any problem getting the prescriptions but my doctor knows me very well. It would be a different story if I tried to get them a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emergency drugs?
June 29, 8:01pm

Base Weight...
>> I find the multiple reports of 5 lb base weight equally mind-bending.<< I actually thought we'd see quite a few of the low base weights listed because you asked for "summ...

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 25, 11:50am

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