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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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Black bears, east & west
I hate that Ninja thing they do. I was cooking up a pot of food to share with my backpacking partner and it started to rain. We scooped our meal out of the pot and ran and stood under a tree ab...

In GEAR » Black bears, east & west
February 21, 12:38am

Mapping for the Vista Hcx...
Mapping will cost you a bit of cash but it's worth it (that's where Garmin makes the money). For backpacking and hiking I like the Topo mapping but I also have the City mapping which sup...

In GEAR » WTB New Handheld GPS-Recommendations Please?
February 18, 10:24pm

mUV Water Bobber
Andrew Thanks for the info. The description of the mUV Water Bobber mentions a "White LED Flashlight Mode". This suggests that the water bobber could also be used as a flashlight...

In GEAR » Water Filtration Methods
February 16, 12:28pm

mUV Water Bobber
Does anybody know anything about this one? I like the idea of a rechargeable battery and the hands free design sounds good (and only 2.4 oz. for less than $50!)

In GEAR » Water Filtration Methods
February 16, 1:30am

I'd recommend the Vista HCx. It's small, weighs 5.2 ounces (which includes two Lithium batteries). Garmin added a new high-sensitivity receiver to the Vista this year (that's what the...

In GEAR » WTB New Handheld GPS-Recommendations Please?
February 15, 8:07pm

It's about choices... not only what products you will use but what you will proactively fight for. I like barbequed food, my mattress and pillows are foam, I wipe sunscreen and bug repellent...

In GEAR » Plastic water bottles: safe or not?
February 15, 2:30pm

Does your trunk leak? Mildew will do that. I have a floater coat that suffered the same fate from leaving it in my boat where it was damp. The heavy nylon layer on the outside of my jacket dis...

In GEAR » What ate my jacket?
February 13, 7:55am

Another approach...

In GEAR » Ultralight shelter for two adults and two kids
February 11, 10:06pm

Low Profile...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
February 11, 3:00pm

Daily fuel usage
I base my fuel use stats on my cooking style (I generally only cook dinners and I'm solo). 7 grams - brings 1 cup to boil 10 grams - brings 2 cups to boil 7 grams - for an 8 min. simmer (a...

In GEAR » Daily fuel usage
February 08, 10:01am

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