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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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Seak Line good Choice
You made a good choice with the Seal Line. I use those as my dedicated raft, kayak, and boat bags and I throw them and drag them around more than I should......very durable and waterproof. The li...

In GEAR » Dry Bags for Swimming Rivers
June 29, 11:54pm

Permethrin damaging or effecting the performance of breathable fabrics?
I am about to reapply the permethrin to my clothes and now I'm debating whether or not it's a good idea to spray my EVENT and Gore-Text gear with this stuff. Do you think that the permethr...

In GEAR » Permethrin damaging or effecting the performance of breathable fabrics?
June 27, 9:16pm

everyone is unique
I am also a picaridin fan and I have used it for years, but obviously everyone's allergies are unique. The main reasons why I don't like Deet is because of what it does to your equipment.....

In GEAR » Picaridin OK?
June 24, 10:21pm

foam pad?
I don't carry my super expensive gear when I backpack, but I obviously still want my gear to arrive in good working order. I carry my rods wrapped in a tube of my 1/8 foam pad that I use as pr...

In Fishing » Light but durable fly rod carrier?
June 22, 8:38pm

Lawson's knots?
I was also thinking about Lawson's glowire to avoid the tripping issue with the lines. How does it hold knots? I don't get why Big Agnes uses glow black line (with little white spots.....in...

In GEAR » Guyline options
June 17, 7:04pm

the right clothes
First off......this is a tragedy. I hope for the best for his friends and family. I just want to agree with the people who have said that with the right clothes, health, and acclimating one c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Temp of 115 kills hiker
June 11, 5:24pm

Camp Alp 95
The Camp ALP 95 harness is on sale at Campsaver for 39.95. 3.5 oz. for a harness! No more swiss seats or "diaper harnesses" with slings for me as on technical scrambles where I hope to ...

In Gear Deals » Camp Alp 95
June 10, 8:46pm

lower the price?
Doug, this is very tempting even though I originally wanted a GoPro. Are you willing to part with it for 80 dollars because this now goes for 99 dollars new at places like Amazon and other online ...

In Gear Swap » WTB HD Helmet Cam (preferably GoPro Hero 3)
June 07, 3:33pm

headband mount?
Doug, if you don't mind me asking.....why did you never use it? Did you find the headband mount comfortable and stable? I'm asking this because I'll have the camera most frequently mo...

In Gear Swap » WTB HD Helmet Cam (preferably GoPro Hero 3)
June 06, 10:39am

WTB HD Helmet Cam (preferably GoPro Hero 3)
I would like a Gopro Hero 3. I'd prefer the "white edition", but I'd also be interested in the "silver" or "black" editions for the "right" price. ...

In Gear Swap » WTB HD Helmet Cam (preferably GoPro Hero 3)
June 05, 3:11pm

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