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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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Seedhouse 1 vs Fly Creek - comparison
I’ve been a fan of the Big Agnes Seedhouse series, so when the Fly Creek came out I starting looking at it as a lighter alternative to my Seedhouse 1. From the specs listed on Big Agnes’s site...

In GEAR » Seedhouse 1 vs Fly Creek - comparison
August 10, 12:30pm


In User Test Forum » test
August 10, 12:23pm

Soliciting tent opinions...
Have you checked out the Big Agnes tents? I'm a fan of BA tents. Take a look at the Seedhouse SL2 or the Copper Spur UL2.

In GEAR » Soliciting tent opinions...
August 03, 6:59am

BA Copper Spur UL2 design flaws--am I wrong?
Zack - Don't get me wrong I really like this tent and agree that the extra tie-outs would be a blessing. I'm also amazed that it held up for you in 75 mph winds (especially head end int...

In GEAR » BA Copper Spur UL2 design flaws--am I wrong?
August 02, 1:56pm

BA Copper Spur UL2 design flaws--am I wrong?
I'm not sure why you would pick this light weight, 3 season dome for a trip that is known to have high winds? This is a dual vestibule dome tent, which by design will become a sail in even mod...

In GEAR » BA Copper Spur UL2 design flaws--am I wrong?
August 02, 11:56am

6-7 day hike in BC that allows dogs??
If you head to Banff or Jasper in late October, be prepared to freeze your butt off. Check out the table part way down the page for average temps but keep in mind that the weather in these areas...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 6-7 day hike in BC that allows dogs??
July 28, 12:49am

GPS Recommendations
The Garmin Vista Hcx has had issues with trip data since it was released. Specifically, moving time and stopped time has been inaccurate. Garmin has released many software upgrades for the Hcx to t...

In GEAR » GPS Recommendations
July 26, 12:18pm

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

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