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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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Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
I'm coming up on 3 weeks since the surgery and I'm still working on the knee which is coming along very well. In the last couple of days I have managed 5 mile walks on moderate terrain an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
May 08, 4:44pm

GPS: Garmin Etrex 30 or 62s?
I don't think you would be disappointed with either one as far as maintaining a lock goes. I also agree that the GPS constellation is all you need. The 62s is a remake of the very popular...

In GEAR » GPS: Garmin Etrex 30 or 62s?
May 07, 10:10pm

MLD Exodus @ 30-35lbs?
First off, I own the Newt, Burn and Exodus, so it's obvious I'm an MLD fan. The Burn is still my go-to pack and the Exodus is great for bulky items but I wouldn't push either one of th...

In GEAR » MLD Exodus @ 30-35lbs?
May 05, 8:22pm

SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
>> Although the SPOT usage model matches my needs perfectly, I’m leaning heavily towards the ACR << If the SPOT usage model matches your needs perfectly, why would you buy an ACR? ...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
May 05, 12:48am

Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
Just thought I'd provide an update for those of you that have kindly provided advise (and told me not to rush it... that's been good advise!). I took it easy for the first 5 or so days...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
April 30, 12:56am

North Coast Trail...
The North Coast Trail has some hidden costs as well. It's a 350 mile drive to the trail head (the north island drive is tedious) so it will likely be a "next day start" for your hik...

In Pre-Trip Planning » W Coast Trail vs. W Coast Trail?
April 23, 11:16pm

WCT...
>> I've done the WCT and it is not really that much of a challenge... more of a cakewalk really << While I appreciate that everybody has different skills and physical abilities,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » W Coast Trail vs. W Coast Trail?
April 22, 5:13pm

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2: Condensation dripping into tent
With my Fly Creek 1 and any of my other double wall shelters, I grab a supported area and give the shelter a good shake before opening any doors. This will force the water off the outside and unde...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek 2: Condensation dripping into tent
April 22, 12:34am

W Coast Trail vs. W Coast Trail?
>> My real questions are based on beauty vs. popularity << I think those are the wrong questions. The questions should be do you want a unique experience and are you up to the cha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » W Coast Trail vs. W Coast Trail?
April 21, 4:10pm

Surgery...
Jennifer - I believe it was just cut out, no repair. I'll PM you with a few questions that you may be able to help me with... much appreciated!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
April 20, 12:38am

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