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Mike W (skopeo) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale British Columbia
About Me I enjoy fly fishing, backpacking and hiking... and although my pace has slowed down a little over the years, I find that I'm not in such a hurry anymore anyway.
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All Forum Posts by Mike W

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the "Do it all Pack"
Granite Gear Vapor Flash would be my choice if I could only have one "do it all pack". My son has one and I have swapped packs with him on one of our trips. It's very comfortable ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the "Do it all Pack"
September 18, 1:15am

Compression damage to down Sleeping Bags
I guess I'm the odd man out on this one. I've always compressed my down bags to the extreme and other than the additional "fluffing" time required before use, I've not ha...

In GEAR » Compression damage to down Sleeping Bags
September 15, 11:41pm

steripen compatible container
I find pulling out a cook pot to be a pain. Why not just use a large ziplock for the water container and once treated with your Steripen, just dump it into the bottle of your choice. I use the ...

In GEAR » steripen compatible container
September 15, 1:02am

Rain jacket assistance needed
You might want to have a look at the Montbell Rain Trekker Jacket. Looks like it's the replacement for the Peak Shell (which I have and really like... but they stopped making it). It's no...

In GEAR » Rain jacket assistance needed
September 13, 1:02am

Big Agnes Fly Creek Questions??"
I used a Seedhouse 1 for years and switched to the Fly Creek and really like the design. I agree with the others about the trade-offs with the entry but my solution is simple... don't unzip th...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek Questions??
September 12, 10:02pm

MLD Prophet vs. Burn
I agree with Juston and Thom, go with the Burn. You already have a large pack. I don't have the Prophet but I do have the Exodus and even with the load reducers engaged, the pack holds a ...

In GEAR » MLD Prophet vs. Burn
September 12, 3:04pm

Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
Sam - I'd be curious to know why you carry a Cocoon Parka as opposed to a down parka. Since you carry a rain jacket it makes the added WP/B featurs of the Cocoon a bit redundant in my mind ...

In Gear Lists » "Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
September 10, 10:49am

Montbell UL Spiral Down Hugger
Only the UL Super Spiral Series was made longer. The UL Spiral Down Hugger is still rated for 5ft 10in in the regular length.

In GEAR » Montbell UL Spiral Down Hugger
September 04, 8:18pm

Poly filter bags for water
>> Why are you using the Steripen if you are filtering to 1 micron? << All of the things that will make you sick "quickly" are under 1 micron (bacteria and viruses). That&...

In GEAR » Poly filter bags for water
September 02, 12:47am

Poly filter bags for water
I carry a wide wouth cantene and the cloth works well with that. I just chop a chunk off the bottom of the filter and stuff it in the opening. I find that using the bottom of the filter (with the...

In GEAR » Poly filter bags for water
September 01, 11:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike W

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Mountain Laurel Designs Burn (2010)
I've had my MLD Burn for a while now and find it very easy to give this pack top marks in all categories. I was looking for a good weekend pack (2-3 day duration) and was having a tough time findi...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 19, 6:04pm