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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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Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
If you get a lot of rain in your area the way I do, you should go with a light weight ultra-sil dry bag for your SB. The So-Cal folks can get away with a trash bag but that has never worked for m...

In GEAR » Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
March 14, 12:51am

Titanium pots - snow peak vs msr vs ?
I've used the SP Mini Solo for a few years now and will pass on some comments that may be helpful. To start with I will comment that I prefer the Mini Solo over my MSR Ti pot even though it...

In GEAR » Titanium pots - snow peak vs msr vs ?
March 08, 9:13pm

New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration
Perhaps it's a dual use item... combination pee bottle and water purifier. Just don't mix up the caps!

In GEAR » "New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration"
March 07, 3:17pm

Monkey Business...
When I was a teen (just out of school), a group of 5 of us decided to do a cross Canada car camping tour (poorly timed in the shoulder season). The old Ford was pretty cramped with five of us insi...

In GEAR » Macgyver Moment
March 07, 1:06am

For those of you who love short pads...
I use a NeoAir short pad and a sit pad for my feet. I used a Prolite short pad before that (both pads are 48" x 20"). I have never had an issue with my legs hanging off the end as the...

In GEAR » For those of you who love short pads...
March 05, 7:34pm

Mapping Gps, who is using what?
Something to consider if you buy the Garmin mapping is that if you buy mapping on a media card you can only use the mapping on the GPS (not on your computer). If you buy it on a DVD, you can use i...

In GEAR » Mapping Gps, who is using what?
March 02, 9:20pm

Damage from backpacks
>> My son's (6th grade) backpack weighs, on average, 27 pounds. We've put it on the scale. << I think this is a real concern. At age 18 my son had to have back surgery to re...

In Philosophy & Technique » Damage from backpacks
February 28, 10:06am

good hiking gps under $150
Both the Etrex 20 and Dakota 10 are good devices but here's a few things to consider: Dakota 10: Touch Screen can be a hassle if you are wearing gloves Touch screens are less sensitive in ...

In GEAR » good hiking gps under $150
February 28, 9:57am

>> I think the KFC Double Down is far more dangerous to our species than any of the predators we're talking about here. << Very true, but I'd much prefer eating myself to dea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 27, 4:39pm

Big Agnes Scout 2
Couldn't the back pole be angled back to follow the line of the back wall or would this make the shelter unstable? It's difficult to tell in the photos if this would be possible. I've...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Scout 2
February 27, 7:59am

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