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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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Regulated headlights...
"I must be missing something. My Petzl Tikka 2 says 90 hours at 70 lumens. 2.76 oz." Yes you are missing something. The manufacturer's claim of burn time on an unregulated lig...

In GEAR » Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
February 25, 3:43pm

H600
On long trips, the h600 is as light or lighter than a smaller light because of the hours of illumination on lower settings (disregard the 1000+ lm setting, but it's nice to have that option too...

In GEAR » Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
February 25, 1:32pm

H600
Mine is 4 oz with a protected cell and the centre strap on the head strap removed (not needed IMO). An unprotected cell would be slightly lighter.

In GEAR » Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
February 25, 1:07pm

Delorme InReach users take note!!
If you are planning on activating your inReach or upgrading your plan for a trip this weekend (like I just did), please note that you had better do it now. Delorme will be unable to activate your ...

In GEAR » Delorme InReach users take note!!
February 19, 8:15pm

Explorer Battery Life...
As Manfred points out, battery life is dependant on your usage pattern. The added features of the Explorer (navigation features) have added to my battery consumption because I like to use the new ...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
February 17, 4:31pm

Tracking...
Like Manfred, I've gone through all three versions of the inReach and still have track points from 2012. It's actually one of the annoying features of Mapshare, it won't let you delete...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
February 17, 2:52pm

Bear Spray...
>> Calling out weighs nothing. And is more effective.<< I'd be interested in seeing the data that proves that making noise would have saved people that have been attacked by bear...

In GEAR » Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
February 14, 1:37am

Jumping beans...
We used to pull these things apart when we were kids (plastic capsules). http://www.ebay.com/itm/gi-b-3-Jumping-Beans-Toy-Gift-Comedy-Magic-Trick-Jokes-E-/181130190203

In GEAR » Gelatin capsules
February 03, 9:56am

Explorer...
Yes, I'm afraid I'll just have to agree to disagree at this point but will also say that the only difference in many products we buy is the software. The car GPS market is a great example....

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
January 30, 9:04pm

Explorer...
@Dan - You are definitely over simplifying. The Explorer can store a pile of data that isn't stored on the SE model. Not only does Delorme have to add storage to do this but also have to wr...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
January 30, 1:03pm

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