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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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UL way to create more foot warmth in bag?
I have the Feathered Friends Down booties and they can really cook your feet. You can wear just the down liner in your bag at 4 oz for the pair and can also pull on the outer shell for wandering a...

In GEAR » UL way to creat more foot warmth in bag?
September 24, 10:30am

8 pound base weight
I do a light breakfast and rely on snacks while I'm moving. I always plan for a caloric intake of 2400 cal per day (avg food wt = 24 oz/day). At this rate I am dieting while hiking but it&...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 23, 7:47pm

8 pound base weight
>> I prefer the puffy pants I can pull on over my regular pants << You can also carry rain pants and use them for additional warmth instead of the tights. Your rain skirt and poly ...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 22, 12:57am

8 pound base weight...
>> Yep, the list does NOT include toilet paper. I have taught camping for 16 years to total beginners, and never once took toilet paper. Nobody has ever complained, ever. Easy.<< The...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 20, 3:03pm

8 pound base weight
Mike - If you are aiming your list (and book) at the UL newbie then I would add toilet paper back on to the list. Save the TP zealot stuff for the seasoned UL crowd... it's a hard enough se...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 20, 1:29am

What if?
Craig - I feel your pain. I caught a bug early in the summer and it foiled a couple of backpacking trips that I had planned (hung on forever!). I think the answer is to try to balance our o...

In Philosophy & Technique » What If?
September 19, 1:36am

>> has anyone noticed a water proofing issue with Dyneema << I was actually quite impressed by the Dyneema on my MLD Burn. I used my Burn to carry soaking wet fishing waders and wad...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the "Do it all Pack"
September 19, 1:01am

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

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