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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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a Tasar Gun for Black Bear Protection?
Roleigh - Even if the taser could get through the fur I'd be concerned with the short lived effect that the tasers have. Very quickly after the jolt the bear will feel fine and maybe just ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » a Tasar Gun for Black Bear Protection?
January 06, 9:16pm

Mountain Hardwear Stilleto?
I haven't seen the Stilleto but based on the specs I think the interior size of the Seedhouse still makes it a winner. I have a seedhouse and the shoulder width is what really sold me on this ...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear Stilleto?
January 06, 12:58pm

I use the Snowpeak Mini Solo Titanium pot with a Primus Micron stove (with a built in piezo igniter). The pot can nicely hold a small can of gas, the stove, a small towel and a pot scrubber. The ...

In GEAR » Kitchen
January 01, 3:28am

Headlamp help needed
I have the Spot and my son has the Tikka XP. Both are good lights but I prefer the Spot. The spot has the extra LED's that allow you to step it down to a very low light which is usually plent...

In GEAR » Headlamp help needed
December 28, 11:35am

Looking for a rain gear compromise
I recently picked up a Golite Virga jacket to fill that mid-range gap... it's not the most breathable but at $45 for a 9 oz. jacket it's a steal. It's quite a bit lighter than my gorte...

In GEAR » Looking for a rain gear compromise
December 27, 10:52am

just getting started with fishing
Colleen - First off, as a fanatical fly fisherman, I'd be the first person to encourage you to take up the sport but I actually think a fly rod is a poor choice if you are planning on adding...

In Fishing » just getting started with fishing
December 22, 2:15am

RE: perspective and training
Shawn - If you can honestly tell me that as a Marine you would chose a 1st year rookie over a seasoned vet as your partner on patrol, then I will admit it's a cliché and that I'm wrong...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 20, 7:51pm

Re: perspective and training
Jane - I thought I'd answer your question regarding problems with violence in the wilderness here in Canada. One of the reasons that I first responded to this thread is that I was a bit su...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 20, 12:35am

Does your kit include a gun?
David - Thanks for the link, it included a link to this one that gives some very interesting stats on guns vs bear spray as a deterent as well as bear attack statistics. It's a great read! ...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 19, 1:34pm

Bear Video...
I've seen the video before and here are my thoughts... These guys saw the bears well in advance but still approached very close to them (makes great video and... we've got guns)... as Br...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 18, 11:36pm

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