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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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>>A GPS receiver can't tell you which way you are facing, but the compass can. GPS can tell you which way it is moving<< When you are moving a GPS WILL tell you which way you ar...

In Gear Lists » Comfort SUL
July 02, 11:20am

Evolution of UL Hiker...
I've taken a different path and have never let the rather arbitrary Light weight, Ultralight and SUL barriers guide my pack contents. Once my kids grew up and could shoulder (and buy) th...

In GEAR » Evolution of UL Hiker
July 02, 12:33am

West Coast Trail - May 2010
Colin - Owen Point is a great place at low tide and that made the beach walk from Thrasher to Owen Point worth while. As for the scenery along the beach walk... I have to say that this sect...

In Post-Trip Reports » West Coast Trail - May 2010
June 30, 3:10pm

Heavy gear that works
I carry a fleece sweater which I like to hike in when the weather is cool. I've tried every (lighter) alternative that I can think of but the fleece just can't be topped for the functional...

In GEAR » Heavy gear that works
June 30, 2:40pm

WCT 2010 Gear List
The exception is if you plan on hiking the beach from Thrasher to Owen Point you might want to carry a pair of gloves. This section is covered in barnacles and putting your hands down on them...

In Gear Lists » WCT 2010 Gear List
June 27, 11:12am

West Coast Trail - May 2010
>> If you like scrambling over VW Beetle sized boulders you will love this....;) << The Thrasher to Owen Point section of the trail sees more casualties than any other portion of the...

In Post-Trip Reports » West Coast Trail - May 2010
June 26, 4:59pm

Re: Montane
+1 for the Montane Featherlite Smock. "If" mine ever wears out I'll buy another.

In GEAR » Best Wind Shirt?
June 25, 7:40pm

Montbell Super Spiral
John - That is a Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 in the picture. It works for me but I owned a Seedhouse for quite a few years so not much of a change for me (just a bit smaller... and lighter). I ha...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Spiral
June 25, 12:22am

pack cover? pack liner? neither!
I've used dry bags for quite a few years and thankfully they are making lighter ones these days. I originally only used one for my sleeping bag and one for my clothes but now that they mak...

In GEAR » pack cover? pack liner? neither!
June 25, 12:12am

Steripen bottle...
>> Kind of seems like wasted weight when one can use the light collaspible bottle << I use the cut off Platy as a scoop and treat the water directly in the scoop. Then I can pour th...

In GEAR » Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle
June 24, 1:16am

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