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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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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

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
I'm 6 ft tall and lying on my back on a 2.5 inch thick pad (with the sleeping bag hood on) I just barely reach the end of my Fly Creek 1. The FC2 should have the same amount of room, if not mor...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
February 05, 9:33pm

What is the best handheld GPS for under 100$?
If your requirement is under $100, holds a signal well and has a good map base you should look at the Garmin Etrex Legend "H". This unit will be probably be a bit over $100 but I wo...

In GEAR » What is the best handheld GPS for under 100$?
February 05, 9:02am

2 Person Lightweight double wall tent
When I bought my CopperSpur UL2, I was concerned about the width but it's proven it can sleep two large adults comfortably but it is snug. Where the Copper Spur really shines is when you a...

In GEAR » 2 Person Lightweight double wall tent
February 01, 9:47pm

Webbing Hip Belt and Loads
Ron - Will upgrading the waist belt on the Newt to 1.5 inches be possible as well? I'm interested in that pack but really don't want a 1" belt.

In GEAR » Webbing Hip Belt and Loads
January 31, 11:02am

Webbing Hip Belt and Loads
I've changed the belt on my MLD Exodus from 1" to 1.5" and it made a huge difference to me. The 1.5 inch belt carries 20 pounds easily but I expect the upper limit to be around 25 lb...

In GEAR » Webbing Hip Belt and Loads
January 31, 1:32am

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