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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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+3 Glacier gloves (Dr. Shades)
I use the regular Glacier gloves sun gloves (Dr. Shades) for hiking the most. The reason why I picked these over the other brands is exactly what you are complaining about. The other gloves don&...

In GEAR » Sun Gloves?
June 04, 11:27am

Light reusable 9" diameter top for MSR flex skillet?
Hi. I would like a 9" diameter reusable top for my MSR flex skillet. I often "need" this pan when I catch dinner. I really enjoy frying fish, which can only be done well with a re...

In GEAR » Light reusable 9" diameter top for MSR flex skillet?
May 31, 6:36pm

Light Economical Net (under 6 oz.)
Hi. Does anyone know of a light and "reasonably" priced net? What I want from the net is the following: 1) Be able to handle a fish up to 20 inches long. 2) Under around 6 oz. ...

In Fishing » Light Economical Net (under 6 oz.)
May 29, 7:11pm

raw in the newer version
The newer 2012 model, the 50HS allows for RAW images. I was actually recently looking into this camera for pictures and video. The 60 HS should be coming soon and i'm waiting to see how it lo...

In Photography » An interesting camera - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
May 03, 5:23pm

pretty good with one issue
I've found the e-vac dry-sack to be totally waterproof and durable so far, but I haven't abused them. The ultra-sil ones do "wet out" after prolonged exposure and pressure. The...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit eVAC dry sack
May 01, 6:27pm

The customer service and honesty (admitting to a possible mistake and being open to adjustments) makes this company sound like a "class act".

In GEAR » Zpacks Twin Quilt first impressions
April 21, 8:10pm

2 options
I know of two options: 1) Use fly-fishing style forceps to remove hooks. My cheapo generic ones weigh .9oz. (5 dollars). There are even lighter and expensive titanium ones. 2) If you f...

In GEAR » Lightweight fishing pliers?
April 21, 6:47am

Re: Knife? Fry Pan?
Jack, is that weight including the lid?

In Fishing » Knife? Fry Pan?
April 16, 4:22pm

Golite Terrono 90L?
If you want, I can sell you my Golite terrono 90L in a large for the price for which I bought it or I will return it this week. This is a relatively light load hauler. It is extremely comfortable ...

In GEAR » Light Pack for Family Trips? (60L+ and 35 lbs+ capacity)
April 08, 7:53pm

Make your own kit.
Personally, unless you are on a super tight budget or really lazy, I'd put together your own kit. In this way, it will likely be much more versatile and effective. Also, if you put together t...

In GEAR » Adventure Medical Kits
April 02, 7:53pm

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