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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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Accidental Spraying...
I share your concern on that one as well and for me it comes down to the holster I use. Over the years I've purchased 4 holsters for bear spray and only one is adequate "as built"...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1 dead, 2 injured in Montana bear attack
July 30, 2:38pm

Link...
David - I think the best info is at the URL that I provided above. You should read that if you haven't already. I've seen the data that the author used in his report and it was worth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1 dead, 2 injured in Montana bear attack
July 30, 1:48pm

protection...
>>Why do you think someone would be more likely to shoot a bear rather than spray it?<< You missed my point entirely. I wasn't thinking of Rednecks shooting everything that move...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1 dead, 2 injured in Montana bear attack
July 30, 1:24pm

Better Link
Study says: Bear Spray has been 92% effective Guns have been 67% effective http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080325171221.htm What is a bigger concern to me is how many times th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1 dead, 2 injured in Montana bear attack
July 30, 11:15am

Steripen - usage with soft sided container
I use the Nalgene wide mouth canteen with a cut off MSR coffee filter . The bottom of the coffee filter fits the wide mouth perfectly. I carry a scoop as well (bottom of a Platy) and Steripe...

In GEAR » Steripen - usage with soft sided container
July 28, 1:24pm

Making Garmin & NGTopo! play nice
Rick - I don't have NG topo but I'll give a suggestion that might help you out. I suspect the problem is that NG Topo doesn't have a set of symbols that map to the Garmin waypo...

In GEAR » Making Garmin & NGTopo! play nice
July 24, 9:17pm

Aleve vs Ibuprofin
Family Guy - I remembered one of your recent posts: >> If a person is looking for camp shoes, why offer an opinion as to not carry any? The OP is looking for types of camp shoes and di...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aleve vs Ibuprofin
July 24, 1:39pm

Getting some new gear
Matt - I have the Fly Creek UL 1 and I always use a ground cloth. I would recommend that you buy a small tarp instead of the Fly Creek foot print. That will allow you to tarp camp if you f...

In GEAR » Getting some new gear
July 23, 6:13pm

Sleeping bag choices
I think it really depends on the features you are looking for. I'd never argue against a WM bag, they are at the top of the list when it comes to quality in my opinion. Unfortunately, it'...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag choices-Help me!
July 22, 12:33am

Merrel Moab Ventilators
My experience has been the same as Frank's. I've never worn out the soles of these shoes. The toe area is the place that fails but only after a lot of mileage. I'm on my third pair...

In GEAR » Merrel Moab Ventilators
July 21, 8:50pm

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