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Michael K (chinookhead) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm from Michigan and now I live in Texas. I have been an avid hiker and fisherman (spin and fly fishing) for most of my life. I have been a "traditional" backpacker and I am slowly trying to lighten my load.
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Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
I want to buy a kindle for backpacking. I usually take along a book on solo long trips and I was surprised to put them on a scale recently and found them to be heavier than a basic kindle which is...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 26, 11:27pm

Hydration port on a pack bag vs. running hose out the side of a roll top closure?
I"m debating whether to have a hydration port custom made on my paradox unaweep bag or to run it out the side of the roll top. I've never had a pack bag with a roll top, so I do not have ...

In GEAR » Hydration port on a pack bag vs. running hose out the side of a roll top closure?
April 23, 8:24pm

Improvements (higher bathtub walls for more storm protection)
I really like the design, shapes, and ease of set-up of tarp tents and several other cottage ul tents/tarps look usable. However, in many areas where I camp I want the shelter to shield me from wi...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
April 23, 1:54pm

60 or 70 cm axe?
I'd rather have a 70 cm, but a 60 cm may work.

In Gear Swap » WTB 70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa, Camp Nanotech, BD Raven Pro, or BD Raven Ultra?
April 17, 10:37am

WTB 70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa, Camp Nanotech, BD Raven Pro, or BD Raven Ultra?
I would like a light 70 CM ice axe in good shape (functional....don't care about looks). I would prefer something light like a Camp Corsa or Camp Corsa Nanotech, but if the price is right and ...

In Gear Swap » WTB 70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa, Camp Nanotech, BD Raven Pro, or BD Raven Ultra?
April 16, 9:16pm

weight in the pack.
Dave U., thanks for the feedback. I'll usually be carrying 30-50 pounds on the hike in and out. However, I frequently base camp for a week and will use the pack with around 15-20 pounds for pe...

In GEAR » VXO7 vs. VX21 for main pack bag? [Paradox pack]
April 13, 8:21am

VXO7 vs. VX21 for main pack bag? [Paradox pack]
I'm planning on ordering a Paradox Unaweep. However, I am not sure if I should order the pack bag with VX07 or VX21 XPAC. I have never used XPAC or seen it used in person as the main material...

In GEAR » VXO7 vs. VX21 for main pack bag? [Paradox pack]
April 13, 7:50am

OR doesn't feel very breathable to me.
I own an OR Helium II because I lost my e-vent jacket in the middle of a trip. Based on my experience with it, I would not ditch the windshirt. It is not too fun to hike hard in and I definitely ...

In GEAR » ZPacks WPB Cuben Fiber Jacket vs. OR Helium II vs. ?
April 10, 7:02pm

Few have actually used or seen in person.
David, that was helpful because so little people have seen these packs in person. It sounds like the Paradox belt is something special. Like you, I've never carried more than 35 pounds for mo...

In GEAR » Six Moon design Fusion vs. Paradox Unaweep for 40-50 pound loads?
April 04, 4:59pm

Six Moon design Fusion vs. Paradox Unaweep for 40-50 pound loads?
I need to make a decision on my next backpack for 1-1.5 week multi-sport adventures in the mountains (climbing, fishing, and camera gear). I really don't see a way to reduce much more weight w...

In GEAR » Six Moon design Fusion vs. Paradox Unaweep for 40-50 pound loads?
April 02, 5:16pm

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