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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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3-season GEAR LIST (assistance)
Mike - I'm curious... why do you need gaitors? I've found that long pants do a pretty good job of keeping sand and debris out of my shoes and only wear gaitors if I think I'll be pos...

In Gear Lists » 3-season GEAR LIST (assistance)
April 04, 2:38am

Merrill Moab Mids
>> consistently and persistently suck in trail junk << ?? I don't understand that either. I'm on my third pair of Moab Ventilators (all low top) and I will buy another pai...

In GEAR » Merrill Moab Mids
April 03, 12:52am

using custom orthotics: a question
I've used custom orthotics for years and have had the same problem with shoes that aren't quite deep enough for the inserts. It only has to raise you a tiny bit if the heel cup is shallow...

In GEAR » using custom orthotics: a question
March 31, 9:29pm

REI: dividend + discount + 2 hp = BA Fly Creek UL1
>> But your way of doing it should mitigate the chance of your bag getting dampened << It's a double wall... the condensation will be on the underside of the fly not the inner, s...

In GEAR » REI: dividend + discount + 2 hp = BA Fly Creek UL1
March 31, 12:02am

GPS for pilgrimage blogging
Have a look at GPicSync. All you need is a GPS that exports to GPX format (most do) and you are good to go. GPicSync will automatically geotag your photos to your track log (uses the track poi...

In GEAR » GPS for pilgrimage blogging
March 29, 1:45pm

Crossing into Canada...
The rule for bear spray in Canada is a little odd. If the can of spray is labelled as an animal deterrent (bears, dogs) then it's OK but if it's for personal protection (or says nothing) it...

In Philosophy & Technique » Grizzly Bear safety precautions?
March 27, 2:20am

photos of your packed tent / tarp ?
The Fly Creek UL 1 actually compresses really well if you don't leave it lightly compressed in the original stuff sack as shown in a previous photo. I zipped my Fly Creek into this storage s...

In GEAR » photos of your packed tent / tarp ?
March 26, 4:11pm

Jeff - I bought a Montane from Jackson Sport in the UK and was really surprised at how reasonable it was to order (link below). The shipping charges are low and I don't think I was dinged wi...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini $$$?
March 25, 9:09pm

Short pads...
>> What's left besides a few hard misc items like fuel/first-aid kits, etc? << Bum Pad - multi use item.

In GEAR » Any consensus yet on NeoAir vs. ProLite Plus?
March 21, 2:40pm

Measuring canister fuel levels
I've used my scale to establish a fairly reliable base line for the type of cooking I do and it's worked very well for me. Fuel consumption looks like this: 1 cup boil = 7 grams, two cup bo...

In GEAR » Measuring canister fuel levels
March 21, 2:36pm

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