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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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Shoot the programmer!
Several decades of experience fixing crappy programming (much of it my own) has taught me that most of these types of issues are the result of poor programming. It sounds like you are using your o...

In GEAR » More Garmin woes
December 05, 11:57pm

Which is more comfortable: NeoAir Xlite or ProLite Plus?
I find the comfort of both pads very close but give the edge to the Neo. That said, the lighter weight and smaller packed volume of the Neo makes it a no-brainer for me. I think the reason the ...

In GEAR » Which is more comfortable: NeoAir Xlite or ProLite Plus?
December 03, 1:20am

Measuring fitness...
I don't know of an easy way of measuring your fitness level while hiking but if you have access to a concept2 rowing machine (most gyms have them) then you can row 2K at the beginning of your t...

In GEAR » Fitness Monitors?
November 29, 12:25am

Reading...
>> I'm mostly concerned about the lowest possible output from the Zebralights, if this would be low enough for reading for me << You made me curious, so I gave it a try. The H...

In GEAR » Zebralight overload...help me choose
November 26, 7:08pm

Zebralight overload...help me choose
>> What is the difference between 52 series and 502 series << The most significant difference (to me) is that the new "52" series can use AA batteries of any type (NiMh alk...

In GEAR » Zebralight overload...help me choose
November 26, 6:56pm

Zebralight overload...help me choose
I like my Zebralight H52W and it may be the best choice for you if you plan to use it for reading often. It will be much less harsh than the cool white light that you get with most of the more com...

In GEAR » Zebralight overload...help me choose
November 26, 12:55pm

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

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