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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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Infections...
A few years back I was on a 3 day trip and was bitten on my shin at the top of my hiking boot (assumed mosquito). My boot top rubbed the bite and it became infected in a single day. By the time I...

In GEAR » Purell instead of Triple Antibiotic Ointment?
October 06, 1:22am

Posting a Long Gear List
Since this acts like a printer you have complete control on defining the page output size. You can pick from all of the standard page sizes or define a custom page size. For example, you can set ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Posting a Long Gear List
October 02, 10:24am

Juan De Fuca Gear List
Dan - I'd also recommend adding a foam seat pad (closed cell foam). It will only add 2 oz. and if it been raining you'll be glad to have it. Sitting in cold wet sand or on wet logs is ...

In Gear Lists » Juan De Fuca Gear List
October 02, 12:33am

Juan De Fuca Gear List
>>The tarp on my wife's gearlist is so that we can have a spot to hang out if it's pouring rain all evening. If the forecast is looking good then we'll leave it behind.<< ...

In Gear Lists » Juan De Fuca Gear List
October 02, 12:19am

Posting a Long Gear List
I use a free tool called CutePDF Writer for PDF conversion from any program. It installs as if it's a printer but outputs a PDF. Great tool!

In Philosophy & Technique » Posting a Long Gear List
October 01, 9:43pm

2010 Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy
Good point, I forgot about mountaineering. Wouldn't Event allow a lot of heat to escape as well as water vapor?

In GEAR » 2010 Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy
October 01, 1:45pm

2010 Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy
The first time I slid into my new Big Agnes Fly Creek I couldn't help thinking it felt like a bivy. Now I look at the specs of the 3 Wire and I'm scratching my head. Why would I buy the T...

In GEAR » 2010 Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy
October 01, 12:01pm

MLD Exodus
Jason - I didn't know they had changed the waist belt, I assume that means that the Prophet now has a wider belt? (any links to info regarding the change (ie. weight etc.) would be apprecia...

In GEAR » MLD Exodus
September 30, 1:51pm

MLD Exodus
Jason - The volume reduction works very well. I have used both the bottom loops to reduce volume as well as the bungees. The bungees can really compact the load and this feature has allowed me t...

In GEAR » MLD Exodus
September 30, 9:02am

MLD Exodus
I've had my Exodus since the spring and agree with the above posters regarding the quality from MLD. I really like my Exodus but I had to make a few changes to it before getting it to near...

In GEAR » MLD Exodus
September 30, 12:27am

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