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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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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

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
I have a BA Aircore (regular) and a Prolite 4 (short) and have spent quite a bit of time rolling around on my son's regular length NeoAir to try and figure out whether I needed to move to the N...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 09, 1:14am

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
Steve - I asked about the short pad but the MEC sales people didn't seem know anything about the NeoAir. They told me that since they carry the regular and short in the Prolite Series (they...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 07, 10:32pm

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