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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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Fast Water Solo Stream Crossings
As a fly fisherman, I've had lots of practice at wading deep water. When fishing, I always carry a wading staff and plant it down stream (I wouldn't wade deep water with two poles). A...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fast Water Solo Stream Crossings - Looking for Best Practice Solo Method/Techniques
May 11, 7:34pm

More Photos...
Here's one that the fly fisherman in the group will appreciate. This is the reason that I had the custom straps added. Works really well.

In GEAR » MLD Burn
May 11, 2:32pm

Photos...
Philip - The hip belt on my Burn is the same as the hip belt on my Exodus other than I had the webbing upgraded to 1.5 inches on both packs. The hip belt wings on the Exodus were stock but I ha...

In GEAR » MLD Burn
May 10, 7:05pm

MLD Burn
I just got my Burn back from MLD after a few adjustments were made and I thought I'd post some pictures just to tease those of you that haven't received your order yet. Ron made a few cu...

In GEAR » MLD Burn
May 10, 12:04am

new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
RY - You can "Delete all Waypoints" in the "Setup" page. Just select Reset (last selection in setup) and there is a Delete All Waypoints item. That's also where you fin...

In GEAR » new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
April 29, 1:37pm

new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
I picked up the Fortrex 301 recently and have had a bit of time to try it out. I was looking for something a bit lighter/compact than my Etrex Vista Hcx and the 301 sounded like it might be what I...

In GEAR » new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
April 29, 1:52am

What Towel Do You Use?
MSR PackTowl - 1 oz. I carry one in my pants pocket for "dirty cleanup" (muck off hands, wipe down tent etc.) and keep one in my cook pot for cleanup and general utility related to foo...

In GEAR » What Towel Do You Use?
April 28, 1:35pm

MLD Burn
I should have mentioned that I test loaded the Burn with a standard weekend load of 16 lbs (total pack weight) and it was easily handled by the standard (unpadded) hip belt wings. I did have the ...

In GEAR » MLD Burn
April 22, 8:19am

MLD Burn...
I received mine last week but had to send it back to MLD for further customization. I did however have it long enough to pack up a typical short trip load into the Burn and I have to agree wit...

In GEAR » MLD Burn
April 22, 12:32am

Max Daily Mileage and Why?
Max Mileage - 31 miles Pack weight - approx 25 pounds (pre-enlightenment) Why - stupidity I took a wrong turn which added 10 miles on to my planned route. I had to walk the extra distance to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Max Daily Mileage and Why?
April 21, 9:17am

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