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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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Looking for a rain gear compromise
I recently picked up a Golite Virga jacket to fill that mid-range gap... it's not the most breathable but at $45 for a 9 oz. jacket it's a steal. It's quite a bit lighter than my gorte...

In GEAR » Looking for a rain gear compromise
December 27, 10:52am

just getting started with fishing
Colleen - First off, as a fanatical fly fisherman, I'd be the first person to encourage you to take up the sport but I actually think a fly rod is a poor choice if you are planning on adding...

In Fishing » just getting started with fishing
December 22, 2:15am

RE: perspective and training
Shawn - If you can honestly tell me that as a Marine you would chose a 1st year rookie over a seasoned vet as your partner on patrol, then I will admit it's a cliché and that I'm wrong...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 20, 7:51pm

Re: perspective and training
Jane - I thought I'd answer your question regarding problems with violence in the wilderness here in Canada. One of the reasons that I first responded to this thread is that I was a bit su...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 20, 12:35am

Does your kit include a gun?
David - Thanks for the link, it included a link to this one that gives some very interesting stats on guns vs bear spray as a deterent as well as bear attack statistics. It's a great read! ...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 19, 1:34pm

Bear Video...
I've seen the video before and here are my thoughts... These guys saw the bears well in advance but still approached very close to them (makes great video and... we've got guns)... as Br...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 18, 11:36pm

Does your kit include a gun?
Sarah - Sorry to here you haven't been to Canada for a long time, you are missing out on some incredible hiking! As for Canadian gun laws, I'm no expert but I do know that we have a ve...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 18, 4:17pm

Does your kit include a gun?
Sorry Sarah, I don't buy it. I would be willing to bet that if the concealed weapon was replaced with concealed pepper spray in all of the self defence cases you can think of, the situatio...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 18, 1:48pm

Does your kit include a gun?
In Canada, carrying a hand gun is illegal. Would I carry one if I could... No. Do I carry bear spray, yes but I only started carrying it when my kids started hiking with me (my wife asked me to ...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 18, 12:43pm

Garmin GPSmap 60CSx
Are you referring to the 60Cx/60Csx? If so, the 60Cx is listed at under $300 (after rebate) at this site: http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/garmin/60cx.htm The 60Csx is just a little more.

In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 15, 7:07pm

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