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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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I use baking soda. A small amount in a mini (craft store) ziplock lasts a long time and weighs next to nothing. I like the fact that there is nothing to spit out (LNT).

In GEAR » Toothpaste
February 13, 12:50am

bear bags...
I drive and camp responsibly. That's all I ask of anybody. To the OP I will apologize for allowing myself to be drawn in on this discussion. I will however point out that of the posters on...

In GEAR » bear bags
February 12, 8:59am

bear bags
Ali - I share Tom's sentiments and if you read my original post, you will notice that my issue is with careless camping as it may lead to the destruction of a bear. I don't care what ri...

In GEAR » bear bags
February 12, 12:41am

bear bags...
>> one eyewitness account of the big bad boogie man bear<< As I mentioned in my earlier post, the camper next to me was clawed through his tent. Not a tall tale, but sorry I don'...

In GEAR » bear bags
February 11, 7:41pm

Jargon Buster...
I think it's more a case of evolving technology than Spin Doctors. When movies were first released on DVD media, 720x480 was the gold standard (still "generally" considered to be DVD...

In Photography » Jargon buster
February 10, 12:38am

bear bags...
On one of my camping trips a couple of nearby campers were enjoying a snack in their tent (maybe cheesy poofs). A bear came along and presumably liked the smell of the food and clawed through the ...

In GEAR » bear bags
February 10, 12:05am

Day trip emergency gear suggestions...
Tad - Drop the flyboxes, they are just extra weight/bulk. I put all flies (except dries) in the mini zip locks you get in the craft store. They are tiny little bags that easily fit in a small p...

In GEAR » Day trip emergency gear suggestions?
February 09, 12:22am

Windshirt and Insulation
I think what is missing in your plan is the multi-purpose use of the insulation layer that you are proposing. The fragile nature of an add-in insulation layer would mean that it would be useless b...

In GEAR » Windshirts and insulation
February 08, 5:42pm

Tylenol amd Ibuprophen
My first aid kit always contains 400 mg Ibuprophen tablets as well as T3's. The 400 mg dose tablets reduce the number I have to carry. I occasionally have knee problems while hiking (well wor...

In Gear Lists » Tylenol AND Ibuprofen?
February 04, 12:59am

Sternum straps...
I wouldn't buy a pack without one. I also use a waist belt and I find that the sternum strap really helps keep the lighter pack loads in position as very little weight ends up on my shoulders....

In GEAR » Sternum Straps?
February 01, 5:31pm

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