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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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Thoughts on UL rain jackets
I'm not sure why the Montbell Versalite is often overlooked in these rain jacket discussions. I do live in a rainy climate and have lots of field experience with this jacket (I own two). At ...

In GEAR » Thoughts on UL rain jackets
September 03, 9:43am

Off season...
>> The plan (if I ever actually get around to doing this) is to not get caught << Getting caught by Parks Canada would be the best scenario... Getting caught on Reserve Land by the r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » West Coast Trail books and maps
July 01, 9:44pm

A dear attacked my cat...
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In Photo Gallery » A dear attacked my cat
June 25, 12:11am

Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
>> I always have my wife with me. My own built-in rescue service ... << You are a lucky man in that regard Roger (that your wife goes with you) but having a partner as your rescue m...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 9:30am

Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
>> Up until recently PLBs did not exist, and people went walking quite happily, even on long trips << Which can also be said about carbon fiber poles, Titanium, Cuben Fiber, and high...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 12:50am

UL tent durability questions - specifically BA Copper Spur
Since this is a UL gear forum, I think there is an understanding that gear has to be handled with a little care, however, the light-weight BA shelters are reasonably tough. I've owned the Copp...

In GEAR » UL tent durability questions - specifically BA Copper Spur
June 24, 12:13am

Maybe I'm finally ultralight
If you are getting comments about your pack size then I think you are there! In my opinion, the comments from other backpackers is half the fun. I don't ever try to "sell" UL ba...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Maybe I'm finally ultralight
June 15, 3:30pm

Spot ...
>> Mike, was yours a Gen3 Spot? << Mine was a Spot Connect (connects to an iPhone like the inReach and sends custom messages). That was a couple of years ago so, I would hope tha...

In GEAR » Delorme inReach SE satellite communicator
June 12, 8:06pm

Delorme inReach SE satellite communicator
I originally owned a Spot and when I bought my first inReach, I did some side by side testing with the devices. I made several trips (different days) on a 10 K loop with both devices tracking my l...

In GEAR » Delorme inReach SE satellite communicator
June 11, 2:13pm

West Coast Trail...
If you want to travel fast, stay out of the trees and walk the beaches whenever you can. This means that you should time your trip around the best (lowest) tides possible. Owen Point is OK but ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » West Coast Trail books and maps
June 01, 2:00am

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