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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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Waterproof socks...
I don't like wearing gortex socks while I hike because they make my feet sweat and I prefer the comfort of wool. I do however wear gortex socks in my wet hiking shoes when I'm in camp. ...

In GEAR » Is non-waterproof footwear really better?
July 18, 5:39pm

People are ruining backpacking
>> The forums have changed over time. I can name several that no longer post here that seemed to be the voice of reason with respect to UL and lightweight packing.<< +1 >> T...

In Chaff » People are ruining backpacking.
July 15, 1:24am

Sprint Aquatics Mesh Shoes: Grip?
I think you may be asking too much of these simple little shoes. It really depends on what you are looking for. Streams can be fine gravel, sandstone, large rocks or my particular favourite, ...

In GEAR » Sprint Aquatics Mesh Shoes: Grip?
July 14, 10:58am

UL Point and Shoot Camera Protection
When I'm backpacking I just put my camera in the pocket of my cargo pants and hope for the best. I did break the screen on one of my cameras by doing this but I figure it's still better to ...

In GEAR » UL Point and Shoot Camera Protection
July 13, 11:43pm

What is "base weight
Luke - I'm at approx the same base weight as you and I use a Burn and an Exodus for my trips. I also have a Vapor Trail but haven't used it in a couple of years because the light weight...

In GEAR » What is "base weight"?
July 13, 10:24pm

1.4oz $70 GPS?
>> Other than that, it is more "how far have I gone?" << I'm heading out this weekend into an area that is still under 3+ feet of snow. The afternoon melts will oblite...

In GEAR » 1.4oz $70 GPS?
July 12, 9:20pm

Had some gear issues - Aloksak, Caldera-H
I've tested the heavier weight roll top bags and the similar sized roll top silnylon bags in submersion tests and have found that the silnylon bags don't seal as tightly as the heavier bags...

In GEAR » Had some gear issues - Aloksak, Caldera-H
July 12, 1:46pm

1.4oz $70 GPS?
I've seen similar units and they are definitely aimed at the "I can't find my car" consumer. I never seen one that will actually display coordinates (they just tell you how far...

In GEAR » 1.4oz $70 GPS?
July 12, 1:07am

Labeling mini dropper bottles
Deet and sun screen have never caused any problems for my bottles that are labelled and covered with tape. I just soaked one of my labels with deet and left it sit for a while and it just wiped of...

In GEAR » Labeling mini dropper bottles
July 09, 10:33pm

Labeling mini dropper bottles
I use a Sharpie and then put clear tape over it. EDIT - Franco beat me by 1 second! Note: the paper isn't needed on dropper bottles, just cover the Sharpie with the clear tape.

In GEAR » Labeling mini dropper bottles
July 09, 5:34pm

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