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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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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

Knee braces while hiking
I've just gone through this and will comment on my experience. After having the cartilage in my knee cleaned up for a second time (first time was 20+ years back), I was advised by my surgeon t...

In GEAR » Knee braces while hiking
November 13, 1:03am

Relative warmth of Montbell jackets
Yes, the UL Down jacket is significantly warmer but I won't attempt to give a "degrees difference" in warmth as everybody is different. A young guy that runs warm may be hot in the T...

In GEAR » Relative warmth of Montbell jackets
November 11, 1:40am

Relative warmth of Montbell jackets
This graph from Richard Nisley's thread on garment warmth may be what you are looking for. http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1235191188_10421.jpg The entire ...

In GEAR » Relative warmth of Montbell jackets
November 11, 1:17am

Still waiting for Zebralight H52
I'm still waiting for mine to reach me... a slow boat from China... Did you use 14500 Lithium batteries in yours? If not, you should get some... the short burst at 500 Lm is impressive!

In GEAR » Still waiting for Zebralight H52
November 08, 12:15am

Pressing the help button: Drama on andromea
My field experience with my Spot would suggest that these guys couldn't have done the "right thing" even if they tried. If they had left their Spot turned on while clinging to the si...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pressing the help button: Drama on andromea
November 06, 1:25am

giardiasis
>> Published reports of confirmed giardiasis among outdoor recreationists clearly demonstrate a high incidence among this population << I think this statement just confirms my point,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » POP QUIZ
November 03, 11:03am

Giardia
I suspect far fewer people are actually infected in the back-country than they think. Since the symptoms of a giardia infection don't show up for anywhere up to 3 weeks, how do you really kn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » POP QUIZ
November 03, 1:21am

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