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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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Love this sign!
From one of our coastal trails... fast packing may be required!

In Chaff » Love this sign!
November 22, 12:56pm

Where are the new Backpackinglight articles?
>> I'm a non-member in less than a week after 6 plus years. I simply can't take the non committal approach by Ryan Jordan. << The movement is growing... or is it just the Can...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are the new Backpackinglight articles?
October 19, 12:32am

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent Review
"1) Vertical rain/snow falls straight in the door." I agree that this is a non-issue. I've been using this tent design for years (Seedhouse and Fly Creek). A simple solution is t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent Review
October 17, 3:57pm

Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition
I'm surprised to be writing this since I have rarely carried a phone while backpacking or fly fishing. That changed this year when I bought a Lifeproof case for my iPhone. The case only ...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition
October 16, 2:58pm

rain jacket...
If you want a bomber rain jacket for $100 check out the Montbell Thunder Pass jacket. This is a full featured rain jacket (pitzips, pockets, great hood) and the only downside is the weight (whic...

In GEAR » In the market for a rain jacket specifically for over a down jacket.
October 16, 2:28pm

Icy Feet
Why are you trying to avoid down booties? My Feathered Friends down booties have the advantage of a removable down inner boot that can be carried separately or can be combined with the water-res...

In GEAR » Icy feet
October 10, 12:00pm

Testing dry bags
A few years ago I did a back yard test on a couple of dry bags. The idea being that if I fell in during a creek crossing, the bags would be submerged (under pressure) for a short period of time. ...

In GEAR » Leaking silnyl drybags??
October 10, 8:24am

>> $82.00 for a Tilley?? That's insane! What can that hat do that my $12 froggtogg can't? << Well, if you ever manage to wear out a Tilley, they will replace it for the price...

In GEAR » Best backpacking hat?
October 09, 12:20am

MEC Degree Down Jacket
I was at my local Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) store today and tried on one of their new Degree Down Jackets. I was very impressed with the feel and weight, so I went home and looked up the t...

In GEAR » MEC Degree Down Jacket
September 22, 10:13pm

Survey of lightweight one-person shelters?
>> So heavier by 4 oz with the lightest pegs but with fewer features like the outer pitch first of the fly (where the inner goes up with the outer in one complete motion), the dual doors and ...

In GEAR » Survey of lightweight one-person shelters?
September 16, 5:55pm

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