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Mike W (skopeo) - BPL Premium 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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Another approach...
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In GEAR » Ultralight shelter for two adults and two kids
February 11, 10:06pm

Low Profile...
Huh?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
February 11, 3:00pm

Daily fuel usage
I base my fuel use stats on my cooking style (I generally only cook dinners and I'm solo). 7 grams - brings 1 cup to boil 10 grams - brings 2 cups to boil 7 grams - for an 8 min. simmer (a...

In GEAR » Daily fuel usage
February 08, 10:01am

dry sack input needed
I have the OR Helium and the OR Hydroseal dry sacks. I've used the Hydroseal sack for several years as a storage sack for my down bag and it's been great. The Helium sack is half the weig...

In GEAR » dry sack input needed
February 07, 3:26pm

Base Weight poll...
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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
February 07, 1:32am

Water Filtration Methods...
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In GEAR » Water Filtration Methods
February 07, 12:48am

Meal Plan for thru-hike
Breakfast (cold) and dinner (hot) are the easy ones... lunch has always been the problem for me. I don't like to stop for long once I get moving but energy bars don't do it for me. I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Meal Plan for thru-hike
February 04, 10:26am

Winter UL fly fishing
I use neoprene dive booties with a rubber sole. They weigh in at 9 oz. per boot and pack nice and flat. I don't bother with felt soles but they could easily be added.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Winter UL fly fishing
February 02, 11:07pm

Cold breakfast, hot dinner...
>> I package the cereal and powedered milk in ziplocks before hand >> I do the same... maybe a Canadian quirk. I like hot dinners but on short trips I will occasionally just eat c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Meal Plan for thru-hike
February 02, 3:10pm

Deodorant choice...
I have never used deodorants on my backpacking trips, it just doesn't make sense. I carefully do food prep away from my camp, send my food and toothpaste etc. up a tree on a rope... and then I...

In Philosophy & Technique » Deoderant choice?
February 02, 2:18am

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