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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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Reading glasses
I've used those telescoping reading glasses for over a year now and they have held up very well. The case is great and to my surprise, the telescoping arms have not come apart. A bit heavy for...

In GEAR » Reading glasses
May 21, 8:55am

inReach Explorer as GPS
>> How do you know which one to believe? << As long as I can calibrate the altimeter to a known elevation (and I usually try to do that within a 24 hr period or less), I trust the ba...

In GEAR » inReach Explorer as GPS when Freedom plan suspended
May 20, 2:03pm

inReach Explorer as GPS
>> It's a great device, though I wouldn't rely on it for GPS function << You've obviously never used the Explorer. As long as you have a plan, the GPS function of th...

In GEAR » inReach Explorer as GPS when Freedom plan suspended
May 20, 1:25pm

Inreach explorer...
You have to connect the inReach to your computer with a usb cable and perform a "sync" to enable any plan changes (internet connection is required).

In GEAR » inReach Explorer as GPS when Freedom plan suspended
May 20, 2:20am

Introducing New AirLight Backpacking Seat. Looking for Feedback.
Interesting idea... what are the inflated dimensions?

In Gear Deals » Introducing New AirLight Backpacking Seat. Looking for Feedback.
May 11, 4:16pm

Versalite...
>> What's the longest you've been in sustained rain in that jacket without the material wetting out or soaking through? << The photo in my previous post was taken during a tw...

In GEAR » Best lightweight rain jacket (sub 8-9 oz): Montbell Versalite, OR Helium II, Marmot Mica & Essence, MH Superlight Plasmic or other?
May 07, 11:13am

lightweight rain jacket
Since you already know you like Montbell, why switch? I like Montbell, have tried others but am now using the Versalite. Size Large, 7.1 oz and good sleeve and torso coverage. I like Versalite ...

In GEAR » Best lightweight rain jacket (sub 8-9 oz): Montbell Versalite, OR Helium II, Marmot Mica & Essence, MH Superlight Plasmic or other?
May 05, 1:49pm

test
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In User Test Forum » test
May 05, 1:47pm

Bear 2X... crazy
Thanks for posting the link. Interesting (and unlucky) guy. There are many hikers on this forum that believe Black bears will run away when you make a lot of noise. This is true, except when i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear 2X... crazy
April 27, 11:59pm

1 person double wall
A true double wall (solid inner tent), framed shelter (no trekking poles) at 2 pounds is a tall order. The Big Agnes Slater Ul1+ is a bit over weight but meets the rest of your requirements. ...

In GEAR » 1 person dual wall tent
April 24, 11:38am

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