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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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Steripen pre-filter
Here's the Link to the earlier discussion on this topic. I use a water bag with the bottom cut off and a filter in the pull spout. I like the pull spout because it's easy to load up t...

In GEAR » Steripen Pre Filter
May 30, 2:40pm

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In User Test Forum » test
May 30, 2:31pm

Foam pad for comet
I went with Jason's seat pad idea. MEC sells a Zotefoams bum pad (19"x19") that is a nice (thicker) stiff foam pad that is only 2.4 oz. before trimming.

In GEAR » How does a BA aircore work with an SMD comet?
May 29, 2:02pm

I think the 1.5 oz. trade off is for avoiding frozen water vapor in your pad not the speed of inflation. I have the insulated air core and have not tried the Clearview but will be interested i...

In GEAR » UL comfort
May 23, 1:24pm

Garmin Colorado...
I did a lot of research before replacing my GPSMap 60Cx with the Vista Hcx (excellent review of the Vista here on BPL). The Vista Hcx has the exact same feature set as the 60Csx and the signal hol...

In GEAR » Garmin Colorado 400t Handheld Color Mapping GPS - REVIEW
May 22, 1:12am

I wish this post had been around a month ago... it would have saved me a ton of fooling around. I never thought about the plumbing section (all those screened washers...), that would have been a b...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
May 18, 7:17pm

Big Agnes Air Core mattresses
I have an Insulated BA Air Core and a Prolite 4. Comfort definitely has to go to the BA Air Core and the insulating value has been fine as well although I've not used it below freezing. If I ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Air Core mattresses
May 05, 2:05pm

What is your willingness to pay for lighter gear?
One factor that has been missed is "bulk". I replaced a fleece jacket with a Thermawrap and they both weigh the same and provide the same amount of warmth. The Thermawrap is at least ha...

In GEAR » What is your willingness to pay for lighter gear?
May 04, 2:12am

Mountain Hardwear Quark Jacket...
A couple of weeks ago I tried on a Mountain Hardware Quark jacket and was impressed with the features. If you want a light weight breathable jacket with pit zips, hand warmer pockets, inside pocke...

In GEAR » lightest eVent Jacket
April 23, 12:54am

Backpacking Lattern...
If you carry a cannister stove you could take a look at the Primus Micron Lantern (4.4 oz), it uses the same canister as the stoves. I have the heaver version of the Micron (the Easylight - 6....

In GEAR » Backpacking lantern?
April 21, 9:29pm

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