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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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Granite Gear Hipbelt Pockets
Brad - The hipbelt pocket worked fine for my camera but I have a habit of swinging my pack off and dropping it upright on the ground (and rocks). I found my camera was taking a beating (I just...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Hipbelt Pockets
April 30, 1:39am

Granite Gear Hipbelt Pockets
I have Granite Gear's hip belt and shoulder strap pockets. I tried the hip belt pocket for my camera but didn't like it (prefer the camera in the pocket in my cargo pants). I occasion...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Hipbelt Pockets
April 29, 12:43am

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
Fog driven by gale force winds that rose up in the middle of the night gave me a good opportunity to test my NeoAir on the trail this past weekend. My Lunar Solo turned into a wind tunnel and I ha...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 27, 1:04am

Montbell Vest Sizing
I have an XL Thermawrap jacket that fits me well and an XL down inner vest that is huge on me. I can wear the down vest over the Thermawrap and it's still not tight. I'm 6 ft. 195 lbs.

In GEAR » Montbell Vest Sizing
April 24, 1:52am

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
Ray, great idea. The picture comparison really helps. My NeoAir (short) arrived yesterday so I thought I'd keep your idea going and add a couple of different pads as well. I'm looking ...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 23, 1:36am

Fording Footwear
Sprint Nylon Mesh Shoes are light and cheap. Mine way 1.8 oz for the pair (size Large).

In GEAR » Fording Footwear
April 22, 1:15am

Fuel Consumption Calc. Spreadsheet
Colin - You didn't mention the fuel/stove you will be using. Altitude, water temp and weather will be a factor. That said, I don't have a spreadsheet but for my canister stove I use t...

In GEAR » Fuel Consumption Calc. Spreadsheet
April 20, 11:49pm

eTrex H
I agree with Roger, the Etrex H would be the answer if you are looking for a non-mapping GPS. My Etrex Hcx works very well and it uses the same receiver as the Etrex H (but adds mapping and othe...

In GEAR » Newbie for GPS--maybe eTrex H?
April 20, 9:51pm

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

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