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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 for the semi-luddite
>> If I don't use the gadget regularly, I won't remember how to use it when I need it.<< That is really true about the new Garmin's. Some of the advanced features are wh...

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 24, 8:59pm

Mapping
>> rather that things "scale" better. In other words, instead of things getting pixilated << That's not entirely true. While you can use either vector or raster mappin...

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 22, 11:39am

DeLorme inReach SE can show your coordinates
I believe just turning tracking off and back on again will initiate a new track point at your current location. Delorme Canada sent me a survey to ask my opinion about the inReach and they offer...

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 20, 6:01pm

Garmin for the semi-luddite
I agree that Garmin is the way to go if you want mapping on your GPS. Most important thing to look for in a Garmin is that the receiver is a "High Sensitivity Receiver" (that leaves ou...

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 20, 1:14am

neutral or cool
I bought the H52W AA headlamp because I thought the better color rendition would be more pleasing to the eye when night. As it turns out, I much prefer the piercing white light of the cool white e...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 19, 12:16am

OR...
>> What is wrong with the H602 with the LI battery? << Nothing wrong with the H602, if that's the kind of light you want for backpacking. From my perspective, I don't want...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 5:57pm

Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
>> I was surprised to read that the lux for both lights was the same. Very interesting, was it the spot beam of the Storm headlamp? << I measured the spot beam. Since lux measur...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 3:09pm

Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
@Greg - the Zebralight has an 80 degree spill (12 degree hotspot), which at 50 lm is good for moderate trails at walking speed. If I need to see something that is up or down I just tip it for a s...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 12:03pm

Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
I own both of these lights and I know that you can't always believe what you read with the specs. I have a couple of Zebralights and a variety of other headlamps and although I prefer the Zeb...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 11:25am

Rechargeable Li-Ion 18650 batteries in cold weather
If you go with the newer H52 (AA) series you can use Lithium AA (disposable), Eneloops, or the 14500 Li-ion rechargeable batteries. It's really nice to have that option.

In GEAR » Rechargeable Li-Ion 18650 batteries in cold weather
November 13, 1:14am

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