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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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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

Montbell Super Spiral
I'd never try to talk anybody out of a Western Mountaineering bag, if it meets your needs I'd go with the WM bag. I wanted the extra room and if there is a weight to roominess factor, I...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Spiral
June 24, 1:06am

Steripen Bottle...
>> Took a 2L platy, cut it off a bit above the 1L line << ++1 This is what I use as well. If you go this route, try to find one of the "blue" colored bags. I'm not...

In GEAR » Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle
June 23, 10:05pm

Cotton shirt in summer
I actually like wearing cotton but it just doesn't work for me when I'm backpacking. Last week I was on a multi-day trip and was wearing my favourite nylon trail shirt to hike in. After...

In GEAR » Cotton shirt in summer
June 23, 2:24pm

Montbell Super Spiral
Martin - I've field tested my U.L. Super Spiral quite a few times now and all I can say is "no comparison"! My old bag had a 58" shoulder girth, 60" at the hips and ...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Spiral
June 23, 1:38am

WCT 2010 Gear List
<< No need for micro-spikes... Just watch where you put your feet>> That one made me laugh because it reminded me of something I saw... I was sitting under a cable car filling m...

In Gear Lists » WCT 2010 Gear List
June 20, 7:53pm

MLD Burn
I should have been more specific in my comments regarding the water bottle pocket being difficult to use. Although I do like (and maybe prefer) the more secure draw string pocket on the Burn, I ...

In GEAR » MLD Burn
June 20, 11:01am

MLD Burn
>>I'd like the mesh side pockets angled a little more forward<< I have to agree, this is the only thing I would like to see improved on the Burn. I just returned from a 7 da...

In GEAR » MLD Burn
June 19, 7:11pm

Which Lightweight Tent...
Free standing for me has nothing to do with snow, it's all about the wind. I've tried non-free standing and it was a real pain when the wind shifted. With my freestanding tents I can po...

In GEAR » Which Lightweight Tent
June 18, 9:39pm

I'd add one to Ben's list: Very little effort to treat, very little weight to treat - potentially very high consequences if you don't treat. Why wouldn't you treat? I actuall...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia
June 09, 11:36pm

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