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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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Garmin Colorado...
I did a lot of research before replacing my GPSMap 60Cx with the Vista Hcx (excellent review of the Vista here on BPL). The Vista Hcx has the exact same feature set as the 60Csx and the signal hol...

In GEAR » Garmin Colorado 400t Handheld Color Mapping GPS - REVIEW
May 22, 1:12am

Prefilter...
I wish this post had been around a month ago... it would have saved me a ton of fooling around. I never thought about the plumbing section (all those screened washers...), that would have been a b...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
May 18, 7:17pm

Big Agnes Air Core mattresses
I have an Insulated BA Air Core and a Prolite 4. Comfort definitely has to go to the BA Air Core and the insulating value has been fine as well although I've not used it below freezing. If I ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Air Core mattresses
May 05, 2:05pm

What is your willingness to pay for lighter gear?
One factor that has been missed is "bulk". I replaced a fleece jacket with a Thermawrap and they both weigh the same and provide the same amount of warmth. The Thermawrap is at least ha...

In GEAR » What is your willingness to pay for lighter gear?
May 04, 2:12am

Mountain Hardwear Quark Jacket...
A couple of weeks ago I tried on a Mountain Hardware Quark jacket and was impressed with the features. If you want a light weight breathable jacket with pit zips, hand warmer pockets, inside pocke...

In GEAR » lightest eVent Jacket
April 23, 12:54am

Backpacking Lattern...
If you carry a cannister stove you could take a look at the Primus Micron Lantern (4.4 oz), it uses the same canister as the stoves. I have the heaver version of the Micron (the Easylight - 6....

In GEAR » Backpacking lantern?
April 21, 9:29pm

How much fuel...
One small canister of propane is tons of gas for a weekend trip. The smallest canister of Primus Power Gas (4 season mix) weighs 6.5 oz. when full. The canister contains 3.5 ounces of gas (100 g...

In GEAR » How Much fuel do you use?
April 19, 10:25pm

Signal Flares...
>> What's the calculus with the flares re: starting a wildfire? ... Is there a way to mitigate? >> Don't use them when the ground cover is dry would be the obvious answer......

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
April 05, 8:10pm

Lifesaver...
I carry a pen-style flare launcher. Pretty light and it can be seen for quite a distance day or night. Weighs 1.4 oz for the pen size launcher and .3 oz per flare cartridge. It will also sh...

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
April 05, 3:30pm

Day-pack Suggestions...
I use a Granite Gear Wisp for day trips and short overnight trips. It's a 2000 ci, hydration compatable pack that has a stretchy, fine mesh helmet pouch on the outside (I use the pouch for rai...

In GEAR » Day-pack Suggestions
April 03, 2:36pm

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