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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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Pat's Backcountry Beer...
I saw this gadget mentioned a while back and now that I have gotten my hands on a kit, I thought I'd put up the details of the weight penalty involved in taking a brew into the wilds. I'l...

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 03, 12:46am

Emergency drugs?
I carry antibiotics and prescription pain killers. I don't have any problem getting the prescriptions but my doctor knows me very well. It would be a different story if I tried to get them a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emergency drugs?
June 29, 8:01pm

Base Weight...
>> I find the multiple reports of 5 lb base weight equally mind-bending.<< I actually thought we'd see quite a few of the low base weights listed because you asked for "summ...

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 25, 11:50am

What CF hiking poles have an ALUMINUM bottom section?
I've used the Black Diamond Terra CF poles for many years and they are still going strong but they are long discontinued. The top two sections are carbon fiber and the bottom section is alumi...

In GEAR » What CF hiking poles have an ALUMINUM bottom section?
June 23, 1:03am

Bear Encounter...
The fact that the guy kept filming says to me that they were pretty cool headed. That bear was just testing them, it wasn't in predatory mode and I think they needed to let him know they weren...

In Chaff » Bear Encounter
June 22, 2:06am

Geo-Referencing custom maps
>> How do the third party maps get the registration right for a particular GPS receiver? << Recent Garmin devices allow you to add custom map images to your GPS. The process of regi...

In GEAR » GPS help
June 22, 1:34am

>> Regulated output should give ~80% rated burn time at approx rated intensity << Glenn - I think you may be mistaken on what "regulated" means and it's understandab...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
June 20, 12:31pm

>> the fact is that Garmin Maps suck... bigtime << I won't disagree with this statement and having a variety of map sources when planning trips is really what you want (I do). B...

In GEAR » GPS help
June 19, 2:01pm

GPS help
A Garmin GPS would be a good choice as you can download and use their mapping software (BaseCamp) with a Mac. You will have to buy the mapping software to make decent maps but if you buy a mappi...

In GEAR » GPS help
June 17, 2:41pm

Advice re: something lighter than my BA Seedhouse ??
I've gone from a Seedhouse to a Fly Creek to a Tarptent Notch. I use the Notch with trekking poles most of the time but sometimes use the extra poles that I bought from Tarptent. I also ha...

In GEAR » Advice re: something lighter than my BA Seedhouse ??
June 10, 9:03am

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