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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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Research on foot/ankle injuries vs footwear choice
I've always wondered if Ryan Jordan's ankle injury on his Arctic 1000 expedition would have been avoided or lessened in severity if he had worn traditional high top hikers. I'd also ...

In GEAR » Research on foot/ankle injuries vs footwear choice
July 14, 10:23pm

Lightest water treatment/filtration
"You drop a tablet in your water and 30 minutes later, it is safe to drink" 30 minutes may only kill half the bugs. You might want to do a little more research. This is from Kata...

In GEAR » Lightest water treatment/filtration
July 12, 5:12pm

I've had my 2009 Exodus for a couple of months now and have to agree that it's a very nice pack; I think you are going to enjoy carrying it. I bought the Exodus to use for trips of 5+ da...

In GEAR » My new pack
July 12, 2:02am

Lightest water treatment/filtration
Actually the OP asked about the "lightest highest quality water treatment" not the lightest. There is a difference. One thing I know for sure, you may save a few ounces by leaving the...

In GEAR » Lightest water treatment/filtration
July 10, 12:46am

Lightweight Camp / Water crossing Sandles
I have these and they weigh 1.8 oz. for a pair of size large. They are not extremely durable (or comfortable) but economical and very light.

In GEAR » Lightweight Camp / Water crossing Sandles
July 06, 7:57am


In User Test Forum » test
July 03, 8:25pm

Lightest water treatment/filtration
If I was looking for the lightest weight system that covered almost all of the bases, I'd use chlorine dioxide in combination with a drinking straw like This one . I actually do carry this ...

In GEAR » Lightest water treatment/filtration
July 03, 8:20pm

I used the ones that came with the solar charger and they worked fine in my tests at home. On my first trip out it was quite cold and the rechargeables were dead the first time I tried to use the S...

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 28, 11:39pm

Container for Steripen Adventurer
Sheila - I think it's important to remember that you will probably be taking water from sources that are considered pretty safe. We are not dealing with toxic waste; we are just trying to r...

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 28, 9:53am

Container for Steripen Adventurer
I use pretty much the same set up as Charles however, instead of a pop bottle, I cut 2 liter Platy in half and marked it with .5 and 1 liter marks. The Platy collapses so storage is not an issue.

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 27, 6:43pm

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