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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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pack weight creeping up
John - If your total pack weight is 20 lbs or under and you are uncomfortable with that, you probaby have a poorly fitted pack. I've tried rigid frame packs (with lots of padding) that ...

In Gear Lists » pack weight creeping up
September 26, 2:07pm

MSR Titan Kettle
The Titan Kettle will handle a 2 person dinner however, since I eat the 2 person meal myself, I'm not sure that I'd consider the pot a two person pot. As for using it as a mug, it wor...

In GEAR » MSR Titan Kettle
September 26, 1:02pm

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

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