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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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How do You Train?
I find weight training really helps prepare my legs for backpacking (especially for the steep stuff). It's really important to include stretching into your weight training workout if you want ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do You Train?
January 23, 9:29am

wound rrigation...
>> Does anyone else have ideas on improvised wound irrigators? Since reading Patrick's note I've been giving this some thought as well and I think I might get rid of my slightly ca...

In GEAR » What you shoud know about wounds.
January 21, 10:03pm

Sleeping Bag or Quilt...
I totally disagree with the comment that mummy bags have wasted down on the back. This would only be true if you never changed position and I think that is very unlikely. Mummy bags are warm beca...

In GEAR » When a Bag is Better than a Quilt
January 21, 1:12am

What you should know about wounds...
Patrick - Thanks for taking the time to post your very informative response. Very much appreciated.

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 21, 12:21am

Nasties...
>> There are very few nasties in the wild in fact. Roger - the nasties aren't in the wild they are on your skin! It's one of the reasons you want to flush the area around the cut ...

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 19, 2:22am

Med Kit...
I've been lucky to have a doc that is an outdoors enthusiast because he has always been good about supplying me with prescriptions for my kit. Antibiotics (pills) for infected blisters, heavy ...

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 18, 2:04pm

daypack options from basecamp...
I do this kind of trip all the time (especially when on fishing trips) and I do Mark's #1 suggestion. The beauty of carrying compact gear is that you can use your pack as a daypack. I alw...

In GEAR » daypack options from basecamp
January 17, 8:41pm

Sleeping pad choices...
Since sleeping comfort is very subjective, saying the Thermarest is junk is just useless info. My experience with Thermarest is that they produce good quality pads but they tend to be heavy. I&...

In GEAR » Sleeping pad choices
January 16, 11:47am

Sleeping pad choices...
I've used the BA Insulated Air Core for a couple of years and it's the Gold Standard for comfort in my opinion. That said, you should be aware of a few things that I find bothersome about ...

In GEAR » Sleeping pad choices
January 16, 12:49am

Sleeping Bag or Quilt?
I prefer a down bag but it must have a full zip so that I can use it as a quilt. When it's cool a bag is warmer because it reduces the drafts. My bag is a little heavier/bulkier than a quilt ...

In GEAR » When a Bag is Better than a Quilt
January 14, 1:57pm

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