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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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excited about the fusion!
This Fusion pack has me very interested and exciting.......but I'm gonna hope that some of you will by the guinea pigs before I make the purchase. I want a light technical gear hauler (35-45 p...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
March 02, 5:07pm

low viz shell reason
My backpacking trips are often combined with fishing where I want to be stealthy, so having a low vis color jacket that I can wear on the frequently rainy afternoons when I fish after arriving at c...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 7:32am

Dry bags?
1) The double bag idea for critical sensitive garments sounds good since you are using the sea to summit ultra sil dry bags. My experience with these bags under prolonged wet condition is that my...

In Gear Lists » 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
February 25, 9:59am

warmth of socks and dry bag questions
This trip looks like lots of fun. My two comments are: 1) Hydroskin socks are just .5mm neoprene, but NRS claims "magical warmth" to their unique neoprene formulation (titanium adhes...

In Gear Lists » 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
February 25, 9:21am

Golite Wolf Creek L3
Wolf Creek L3 4 pounds 12 oz. .......a 3 person tent, but I use it as a palace for 2. Only 200 dollars at Golites site.

In GEAR » good, not too expensive, 2 or 3 person tent.
February 12, 9:39pm

Scrambling with the paradox?
Dave.....or anyone else who has used this pack. How do you think this pack would feel for some mild scrambling and climbing (class 3-4)? I'm asking because for my intended usage it'll be ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 30, 10:32pm

Re: Re: Re: GoLite Quest 80L (failure)
Mitchell......My Quest was last year's model (2012 model?), which is the same as this year's model except for different colors. What finally "finished" the damage to my bag was w...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a load hauling pack.
January 26, 10:38pm

Re: GoLite Quest
I have a golite quest and I agree that it transfers the weight very well with the "horseshoe" on the waist belt. Also, I love the organization. However, my experience was that it has du...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a load hauling pack.
January 26, 7:12pm

Copper Spur UL2 vs. Double rainbow or another "one person palace"?
Hi. I currently have a Coppur Spur UL2 that I use as my "one person palace" mainly for when I do 1 week (or a bit longer) trips deep into the backcountry and base camp to climb and/or fis...

In GEAR » Copper Spur UL2 vs. Double rainbow or another "one person palace"?
January 26, 1:57pm

David....frame height?
David C......thanks for the review. Can you tell us what frame length you used this pack at? Did you keep it at 28" with the frame extensions in or did you sometimes use it at 24"? I a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 25, 9:27pm

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