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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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Tent Recommendations
I'd like to see some pictures of the Scarp 2 as well. Here's a few of the Copper Spur UL2... definitely can't compare to the Scarp 2 in width but has some very nice features. I par...

In GEAR » Tent Recommendations
June 04, 1:02am

Tent Recommendations
A few weeks ago I picked up a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and although I've yet to field test it, I like what I see so far. I mostly camp solo but I wanted a two person tent for the odd time ...

In GEAR » Tent Recommendations
May 31, 12:43am

Wet Back of Shirt
I wear a waist belt which allows me to occasionally release my shoulder straps and create an inch or two space between the pack and my back. This allows me to dry out and cool down and as long as y...

In GEAR » Wet Back of Shirt
May 22, 2:02am

Looking for a new pack...
I just received my MLD Exodus (14.3 oz for size Tall) and my first impressions of this pack are very good. The Exodus is bigger than you require but the Prophet would probably be a good choice for ...

In GEAR » Looking for a new pack
May 17, 4:32pm

Free standing tent for the Tall?
I've been seriously looking at the Big Agnes Copper Spur and since the length is the same as my BA Seedhouse, I expect it to have a fair bit of usable length. I'm able to store small items...

In GEAR » Free standing tent for the Tall?
May 16, 1:13am

GTX Paclite w/ pit zips
I picked up a Montbell Peak Shell recently (from Montbell) and they did say they are no longer making it. I asked them what would be a comparable replacement and they told me they didn't have ...

In GEAR » GTX Paclite w/ pit zips
May 16, 12:58am

West Coast Trail Gear Questions
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is also open all year, unlike the WCT which closes down for half the year (unless you want to swim instead of taking a ferry). No ladders or cable cars on the JDF, ho...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » West Coast Trail Gear Questions
May 10, 9:09pm

water filter....
Jim - The drink safe systems eliminator sounds like a good system. I see you can back flush it from a tap but can you clean it in the field? The sediment filter is removable but I'm wonde...

In GEAR » Water filtration/hydration system??
May 10, 8:43pm

Bears: What to do with the clothes you cook in
I don't really have extra clothes with me to change into (that pesky obsession with carrying extra weight) so it just becomes a case of mitigating risk. I think the most important thing to do ...

In GEAR » Bears: What to do with the clothes you cook in
May 09, 9:31pm

How do vests fit into your 3 season layering system
I carry a MB UL Down Vest (5.8 oz for an XL) and generally wear it over my Thermowrap. I previously carried a fleece sweater that weighed 11 oz but replaced it with the down vest and a windshirt (...

In GEAR » How do vests fit into your 3 season layering system
May 07, 7:27pm

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