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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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base + MB inner + rain jacket
I add a MB U.L. Down Inner Vest over my Thermawrap to extend the range down to freezing temps. My arms will feel the cold but I will be comfortable. I also find that adding rain pants really adds s...

In GEAR » base + MB inner + rain jacket = ? (min temp)
January 08, 12:50am

Frameless vs. Light Frame Packs
Mark - For me it's not just the weight factor that makes me prefer my frameless pack it's the reduced volume and close fit. My frameless pack is 2000 cubic inches and is a very comp...

In GEAR » Frameless vs. Light Frame Packs for 20-25lbs
January 01, 12:27pm

Awesome trail work photos...
Although these can be really slippery when covered in wet leaves in the fall, I can't help but appreciate the effort that went into making these sections of log trails. (these pictures were tak...

In Photo Gallery » Awesome trail work photos.
December 30, 2:08am


In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy Weight Beginnings
December 29, 2:40am


In GEAR » Christmas Gear!
December 26, 11:28am

I picked mine up here.

In GEAR » where Are you buying Montane litespeed
December 24, 10:38am

Bill - I rarely disagree with Roger's comments but I'm afraid I have to disagree with him on this one. The reason you carry a map and compass is to figure out where you are and where...

In GEAR » Help with GPS/Maps decision
December 22, 3:17am

I think you will have a hard time nailing down a formula for the simple fact that some of us just like trying new gear. When my kids were young and I was buying three sets of everything, cost/...

In GEAR » Whats the weight/cost of convienince?
December 22, 2:59am

Down Booties...
Another vote for Feathered Friends because of the versatility. The down inner boots weigh 4.4 oz. for the pair (size L.) and are really warm. When I add the outer boot they weigh 9.6 oz for t...

In GEAR » Down booties - do you bring 'em?
December 05, 11:13pm

Lightweight Lid...
Good question Tony. I like to use the lid that came with my pot (.7 oz.) because I suspect it keeps the heat in a little better and also lets me know when the water is boiling (starts to rattle)...

In GEAR » Lightweight "lid" for cooking pots
November 23, 6:14pm

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