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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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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

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
>>The hydrostatic head is very similar so no, the discussion is far from pointless<< Let me restate... uncoated silnylon "of the same weight" will not provide the same hydr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
December 16, 11:51am

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
I think it's important to note that the Fly Creek floor is polyurethane coated silnylon so comparing it to non-coated sil is pointless. Ray - Thanks for a great review. Did you find that ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
December 16, 10:29am

You Knew It Was a Bad Idea, But...
Hey Ben, is that Hookah you built that also purifies water? Great dual use gear!

In GEAR » You Knew It Was a Bad Idea, But...
December 14, 12:32am

Buying a new GPS, please advise...
Jack - Garmin is the way to go as there are lots of free maps available to supplement any maps you might buy. The Oregon is nice but pricey as it caters to the Geocaching crowd. Lots of good...

In GEAR » Buying a new GPS, please advise.
December 14, 12:11am

Well, it seemed like a good idea...
Add-on lid accessory for my Vapor Trail and MLD Exodus. Seemed like a good idea at the time of purchase... I tried the one on the Vapor Trail once and it just made it harder to get into my pac...

In GEAR » Well, it seemed like a good idea...
December 13, 12:46pm

NeoAir vs. BA Insulated Air Core Pads
I have both the Large and the Small NeoAir pads as well as the BA Insulated Air Core. The Large NeoAir is amazing (long, wide and comfortable) but at 18 ounces it is 9 ounces heavier than my ...

In GEAR » NeoAir vs. BA Insulated Air Core Pads
December 07, 8:10pm

PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
I've been following this thread for awhile and I must say it puzzles me... Why are so many BPL'er techno-phobes? It seems everbody on this forum is progessive when it comes to waterproo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
November 28, 11:10pm

Vest vs Jacket
I've experimented with a vest versus a down jacket and I do know that my arms got uncomfortably cold. I was trying to get down to 32F comfortably while inactive. I wore a fleece shirt over my...

In GEAR » Vest vs Jacket
November 27, 1:57am

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