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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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What do you use to start your fire/stove?
Built in Piezo igniter. I carry waterproof matches as a backup.

In GEAR » What do you use to start your fire/stove?
April 20, 9:23pm

rain pant suggestions
If you wanted to try something a little different you could try these . I've used these after being disappointed in the breathability of Gortex pants. These pants are vented at the top a...

In GEAR » rain pant suggestions
April 19, 2:00pm

AAA MP3 Player that isn't junk?
<< "Junk" is subjective...>> I should have explained my comment. I only use my MP3 player when I need to block out some of the annoying sounds that can be heard in the gre...

In GEAR » AAA MP3 Player that isn't junk?
April 19, 12:49am

AAA MP3 Player that isn't junk...
I have the Sansa e140 (1Gb) and M250 (2Gb). They both take a single AAA battery. "Junk" is subjective... Looks like you can still get the M250 from here

In GEAR » AAA MP3 Player that isn't junk?
April 18, 11:53pm

Seam sealing...
I had my Lunar Solo seam sealed by SMD and have no complaints. I bought it in winter and there was no way I could expect to get 24 hours without rain in my area so I was happy that SMD offered the...

In GEAR » Double Rainbow vs. Lunar Duo
April 13, 10:03am

Ever blown a seam on an ultralight pack?
I have had the silnylon fail where the compression strap joined the pack. The silnylon just shredded. This was a fabric failure but I consider it negligence on my part for pushing it past the poi...

In GEAR » Ever blown a seam on an ultralight pack?
April 13, 12:09am

Steripen reliability
I keep my batteries in the Steripen but put a small piece of tape over one end of each battery to interupt contact. I remove the tape when needed but I must say, I'd buy Roger's battery co...

In GEAR » Steripen reliability
April 11, 11:43am

Steripen reliability
Bob - >>That would also be true of a filter<< Absolutely correct and I carried a Katadyn Hiker Pro before buying the Steripen. The problem was that it was heavy and bulky and fid...

In GEAR » Steripen reliability
April 10, 7:34pm

Steripen reliability
I had a problem with rechargeable batteries in mine but as soon as I got rid of them and went to regular batteries my Steripen has been very reliable. I always carry some micropur tabs as a backup...

In GEAR » Steripen reliability
April 10, 6:16pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
David - The NeoAir might be dangerous in bear country. My son said he thought the NeoAir's crinkly noise sounded like a bag of chips being eaten. He then said, I hope the bears don't t...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 10, 6:01pm

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