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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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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

Jacket Suggestion
Both are good jackets but it depends on how you expect to use them. I currently own the Thermawrap and I use it for hiking on cold days but I find it a bit light on insulation for sitting arou...

In GEAR » Jacket Suggestion
November 17, 8:35pm

Water Filter Failure
>>The stream I am drinking from will NOT cause illness in healthy humans (children included).<< -1 ... but HYOH (and I hope the otters, beavers, deer, geese, dogs and other backp...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
November 17, 8:16pm

Water Filter Failure
Keith - I can't find the orginal page that had the table (it was quite a while back) but I do have the following link that that also indicates that .02 microns isn't going to get all the...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
November 16, 7:22pm

Contaminated water sources...
I think a common misconception is that a water source is either good or bad. From everything that I've read and from personal experience, it's more likely that you will find small even...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
November 15, 11:10am

Water Filter Failure
Keith - Unless the filter contains an iodine treatment internal to the filter (some do) then the .02 micron filter won't get all viruses. I borrowed this chart from a web page somewhere but...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
November 14, 10:04pm

>>...cypto is not considered a common protozoa in N. America.<< Dan - Don't put too much faith in what the manufacturer of a product says on their product insert (or website)...

In GEAR » Steripen
November 11, 5:38pm

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