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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?
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

Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
Thanks for the feedback/advice, much appreciated! So basically, the consensus seems to be that I have to slow down and not rush it and listen to my PT when I see her next week (but I get BORED!!...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
April 19, 4:29pm

Delorme SE release date...
Thanks for the info. Since my last post I received an update for Delome's Eartmate app. The update adds support for the inReach SE. Makes me wonder if the holdup has been just trying to ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
April 19, 1:35pm

inReach SE
After Delorme announced the inReach SE, I decided that leaving my smart phone at home and communicating on a single device was the way I wanted to go. I quickly sold my inReach for smart phones an...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
April 19, 11:07am

Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
Last summer I had to cut my West Coast Trail trip short because I injured my knee part way in ( damn ladders!). I finally had my surgery last night (complex tear of medial meniscus) and all went...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
April 19, 10:02am

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