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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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Durability of waterproof jacket and pants...
In your original post you mentioned that you would use these for skiing as well as backpacking, so I think you need to focus on the outer fabric as well as the membrane. If I wore my light weight ...

In GEAR » Need a waterproof jacket and pants.
February 10, 1:36am

Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
>> steps down to low beam when the batteries are low thus not suddenly leaving you in the dark in mid-stride << @ Samuel Can you confirm this? I have the Fenix HL 21 and while I ...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 31, 9:22pm

AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
>> I'm unclear on how you actually charge AA's inside this device. << Dan - The charger comes with a cable that has a standard USB connector that goes to the wall (USB wal...

In GEAR » AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
January 29, 11:00pm

AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
>> So 1.9oz gets me the unit + a USB cord to charge it, right? << Yes but it depends on what you need to do. Here's what I will take on a week long trip. SolarFocus Charge...

In GEAR » AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
January 29, 8:23pm

AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
Dan - If you are considering a 2AA charger then definitely check out the SolarFocus Battery Charger/Battery Bank that MEC sells. It charges 2AA in 5 hours (according to the doc... depends on...

In GEAR » AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
January 29, 9:28am

Montbell UL Down Jacket
I have the UL Down Jacket and it's a good mid-season jacket. I got tired of trying to stretch it's useful range into the shoulder season though, and have just bought a Montbell Alpine Ligh...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Jacket
January 29, 12:08am

Battery charger pack specs comparison!
Like Bob mentioned, I like to be able to carry spare batteries for my charger so I bought a SolarFocus charger that uses AA batteries for its power source. I don't use the recharbgeables that ...

In GEAR » Battery charger pack specs comparison!
January 28, 2:18pm

Another Headlamp thread...
The Black Diamond Storm is a pretty good headlight if you don't mind a slightly heavier light. It uses 4 AAA batteries, and has an infinitely adjustable beam so the battery life is easy to man...

In GEAR » Another Headlamp thread...
January 26, 11:44pm

Zebralight Coupon Code...
OOPS, My Bad!! I went by memory, which at my age is a losing proposition. The code is actually "zebrastripes" when ordering at I've corrected it in my...

In GEAR » Zebralight
January 25, 11:10pm

Solar charged camera
The Olympus Tough cameras charge via USB. I have the Olympus TG 820 and really like the picture quality but it's a brick! Since I have a history of being hard on cameras, I accept the extra w...

In GEAR » Solar charged camera
January 25, 8:08pm

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