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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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GPS Newbie
Miguel - The Garmin Hcx is a really good unit. If you are night hiking in dangerous terrain, I would suggest that a GPS is only useful if you have existing tracks to follow. A GPS will alw...

In GEAR » GPS Newbie
March 03, 12:25am

Vancouver 2010
@David - I picked mid June because of the tides... perfect for a walk that leaves Renfrew. A yo-yo would be amazing, if you decide to do it, let me know and I can help out with a re-supply (as lon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vancouver 2010
February 22, 7:31pm

Vancouver 2010
Dan - Maybe do a few test paddles on a Neoair :) I read somewhere that if you get into trouble on the trail when it's closed and you have to get hauled out, you pay the rescue cost. Some...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vancouver 2010
February 22, 1:59am

Vancouver 2010
>> Personally, if anyone thinks Vancouver is nice, they need to get out to Vancouver Island - amazing.<< Family Guy - I think you are mistaken, Vancouver is a MUCH nicer place to boo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vancouver 2010
February 21, 9:43pm

Analyze my 2010 Gear List
>> Most of my hiking is in Alaska << With a clothing total of under 8 oz. and no rain gear or insulation layers, I'm not sure why you've listed this as a 3 season gear list. ...

In GEAR » Analyze my 2010 Gear List
February 20, 5:49pm

MLD Burn Pictures
Looks good! Could you post a shot of the load lifters? I'm curious about how Ron attached them. Only six or seven weeks to go for mine... :(

In GEAR » MLD Burn Pictures
February 16, 3:18pm

Cotton DOESN'T kill!!
>>...and the hikers actually SURVIVED without DYING!!!!!<< Yes but we also carried six changes of clothes!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo
February 16, 12:45am

MLD Burn...
I thought about adding them to my Exodus for the same reason but I think the tie in point of the shoulder straps on the MLD packs is a bit high to make them effective. Let us know how your load ...

In GEAR » Pimping MLD
February 12, 12:09am

MLD Burn...
Mine is on order as well. Of those that have ordered a Burn, did you ask for any customization? I see that Tom has asked for a removable belt. I have asked Ron to increase the size of the ...

In GEAR » Pimping MLD
February 11, 11:44pm

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
I think your previous picture better illustrates the foot room of the FC 2. . I've found that with the tapered floor design of the Big Agnes tents you have to be prepared to angle your ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
February 06, 12:52am

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