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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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Re: Garmin Colorado
I agree. Garmin will have to add something significant before I'd spend that much. At least the Vista HCx that was reviewed here has a much improved receiver which is a solid improvement and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 15, 12:53am

Re: Columbia zip offs
Carol - Thanks for pointing me at the Columbia convertible pants... I have tracked some down and they do indeed offer a heavier weight fabric that is still lighter than the ones I currently wear. ...

In GEAR » Convertible / Zip-Off Pants ?
December 14, 6:06pm

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
Before I bought my 60cx about 2 yrs ago, I asked Garmin what reciever they were using in these units. They weren't shy about stating that the units had the SirfStar 3. "Thank you for c...

In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 14, 5:18pm

Getting in backpacking, starting to look at gear
The Hubba Hubba is a nice tent especially if you divide the weight up with your friend. Make sure you pick up the footprint as well. This will allow you to use the fast fly set up (no tent body, ...

In GEAR » Getting in backpacking, starting to look at gear
December 13, 11:38pm

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
Thanks for the great review of the new Vista HCx. I've been watching the reviews of this unit for a while now and will likely buy one soon. I really like the size (and weight) and the battery...

In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 13, 4:19pm

Water vs. DWR
It's also important to realize that pressure comes from different sources. In camp, when it's raining (heavy or light) I wear my waterproof pants because I like to sit down on wet stuff (l...

In GEAR » Water vs. DWR
December 12, 12:56pm

Polycarbonate controversy
>> ...so many of the Nalgenes I can't remember which ones were my pee bottles... Hey, I never thought of that... at least if I stop drinking out of them I won't have to throw them ...

In GEAR » Polycarbonate controversry
December 11, 9:53pm

Convertible / Zip-Off Pants ?
On the majority of my overnight trips I wear convertible pants as shorts when I’m hiking and the legs are back on as soon as I’m in camp. I’m generally in pretty bad mosquito or black fly c...

In GEAR » Convertible / Zip-Off Pants ?
December 08, 1:36am

ultralight backpacking in the desert, carrying water
You don't seem to have a contingency plan for an unexpected breakdown. I’ve had a rim collapse without warning, a peddle break off and a gear changer malfunction… any of these would leave ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ultralight backpacking in the desert, carrying water
December 06, 3:15pm

Trekking Poles – I need advice… or convincing…
Thanks for the posts folks, it's helped me to develop a plan to try to resolve (or ease) the problem I'm having with my knees. I think I'll buy some poles and give them an honest try (...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking Poles – I need advice… or convincing…
December 01, 2:08am

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