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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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Downtek RevX?
Tim, I think that it would be a great idea to offer the REV X with a "downtek" option of 700 or the 850 downtek that you already have in stock with an appropriate increase in price based ...

In GEAR » enLIGHTened equipment product changes in Sept.
September 24, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Atsko Permanent Water Guard DWR spray
Roger, can you please explain your tip? Are you saying that this is a silicone spray and that you should 1st apply some sort of fluorocarbon DWR before this kind of silicone DWR spray can work pro...

In GEAR » Atsko Permanent Water Guard DWR spray
September 21, 6:52pm

scratches? camera?
Hi. I may be interested in the camera. Can you please describe how deep the scratches are and how they happened? It sounds like it could be a good deal, but I don't want to buy a camera and th...

In Gear Swap » FS: Nikon AW100, Katadyn Hiker Pro, and some books
September 14, 7:54pm

Nick (let me clarify)
I mean an internal frame pack under 5 pounds (under 4 would be ideal). I just wish that I could avoid carrying 6-7 pounds of backpack.....especially, when towards the end of the hike, it is not ne...

In GEAR » load hauler backpack properties
September 08, 6:19pm

BPL or Facebook? (Hahahaha)
I'm a bit confused and feeling a little lost.....am I on BPL or Max's facebook wall? :)

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier Liner Advice Desperately Sought
September 08, 6:10pm

Exped lightning and External Frames
Rick, 1st I want to apologize for hijacking your thread a little and thanks for the above experiment. I'm not that surprised about the external frame working so well. External frames carry b...

In GEAR » load hauler backpack properties
September 08, 6:01pm

golite quest almost there
It's disappointing that such a 40+ pound (light in weight)load hauler for under 400 dollars in the US seems to be allusive. I'm on a similar quest for a light weight load hauler. I had hi...

In GEAR » load hauler backpack properties
September 08, 2:09pm

2.5 layer eVent DVL vs. 3 layer event
The Westcomb Focus LT looks pretty good at 9.7 oz. My only question is about the durability of 2.5 layer eVent DVL fabric vs. the regular 3 layer eVent fabric. Does anyone have any experience wit...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
September 01, 7:49am

Re: Shift
Idan, agreed, the price difference is significant especially because the specter is now significantly reduced at several places (180 dollars), so I'd rather go with the specter if the performan...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
August 18, 9:11am

eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
I am in the market for another shell because my REI Kimtah eVent jacket was lost. I loved the breathability of this jacket, but not necessarily the weight (17 oz.). This was the 1st waterproof sh...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
August 18, 8:36am

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