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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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Lightest Dry Sacks for very small items?
I have two OR dry bags for my sleeping bag and clothes but haven't managed to find these yet. When I do I'll buy a set and use one for my first aid kit and other small items. The OR dry s...

In GEAR » Lightest Dry Sacks for very small items?
January 06, 9:45pm

Double Rainbow, Lunar Duo, or Nallo 2 what would you choose?
Nathan - If you plan on using a Large NeoAir pick a wide shelter. At 25" wide the Large NeoAir will cause turf wars with your partner (personal experience talking). You are looking at a t...

In GEAR » Double Rainbow, Lunar Duo, or Nallo 2 what would you choose?
January 02, 9:42pm

GPS Battery Usage
My experience is the same as mentioned above. I turn off the electronic compass, don't use the back light, I do use lithium disposable batteries (1 oz/AA) and I turn off the GPS if I stop fo...

In GEAR » GPS Battery Usage
January 01, 6:21pm

Shoe/boot research
Keith - I should have mentioned that the custom inserts that I use are pricey... over $400 CDN to make up the casts of my feet and a pair of inserts that are cut to fit my shoes. Now that I ha...

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
January 01, 5:51pm

Shoe/boot research
I practiced/instructed martial arts for over 30 years and my feet have suffered considerably from thousands of hours of bare foot impact on hard floors (and other objects). Issues related to t...

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
January 01, 11:40am

dealing with heel pain
The best advice I received for dealing with an inflamed heal spur was to avoid walking bare foot first thing in the morning. My physio suggested that I slide my feet into shoes with a good arch su...

In Philosophy & Technique » dealing with heel pain
December 30, 11:07am

Pros and cons of this neoair setup please
My previous setup was a Prolite 4 short (48") with a sit pad for my feet so going to the NeoAir Short was an easy transition (lighter and more comfortable). I like this setup but I must a...

In GEAR » Pros and cons of this neoair setup please
December 30, 1:12am

ugly mugs
Great shots!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 25, 2:03am

2010 MLD Prophet(s)
>>I do like the idea of a narrow/slender pack profile verse one that is short and wide/squat.<< I couldn't agree more as this tends to work better for those of us that fit the lo...

In GEAR » 2010 MLD Prophet(s)
December 19, 1:16am

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
Sorry David, I misunderstood what you were referring to. As for a 1400mm rating on a tent floor... I would expect it to sog thru if I kneel or crawl around on it when it's sitting on soggy...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
December 16, 12:22pm

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