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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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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

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 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

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