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Mike W (skopeo) - BPL Premium 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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3AA lithium...
I agree that it's the amperage that's the problem with the AA chargers. The Miller Charger that I linked above (which uses an 18650 lithium rechargeable battery) pushes out 1.2 amps and th...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 27, 12:42am

Notch...
Notch 27.5 + 3.8 -> 31.3 (Seam sealed, semi-solid inner with extra guy-outs) My poles (Henry's standard offering) are only 3.8 oz a set.

In GEAR » What tent/shelter to buy?
March 25, 9:55pm

What tent/shelter to buy?
>> additional tensioners for guy lines at each pole side (requires 2 more pegs) << I use the same peg for the additional guy outs, so no additional pegs are required. The additional...

In GEAR » What tent/shelter to buy?
March 25, 6:20pm

Notch...
I agree with Dave, as long as you are carrying trekking poles it's hard to beat the Notch.

In GEAR » What tent/shelter to buy?
March 25, 5:59pm

Portable battery Charger for inReach SE...
I picked up a USB battery charger/power supply recently (the link below was posted by another BPL member in a different thread) and I did a test charge with this unit and my inReach SE. I was abl...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 25, 5:49pm

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In User Test Forum » test
March 25, 1:22am

Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
>> Have I been smart or lucky ? I'm trying to find that out. << That is a really good question and one that I can completely identify with. I hike and fish in an area that is kn...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 22, 1:39am

Sleeping with food
>> Its about how far away a bear can smell our food, whether he cares, and how aggressive he might be in trying to get it. << @Art I know this is your thread so I can't tell y...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 21, 8:09pm

Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
>> As far as I know there hasn't been a person killed by a wild bear in California since the 1870s. << That may be true but there have been a dozen non-fatal bear attacks in Cali...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 21, 1:24am

Montane Minimus vs Montbell Versalite
The Versalite is my preference, because I like the zippered hand-warmer pockets (I won't buy another rain jacket without pockets) and I like pit zips. The Versalite is my 4th Montbell rain...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus vs Montbell Versalite
March 20, 12:47am

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