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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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The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
>> A large steamer trunk full of heavy camera gear, carried between two guys. << That sounds very familiar! I was on a week long canoe trip that involved some substantial portages...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 12, 1:03pm

Show me your nested cook sets...
I don't mind threads that re-cap old discussions. Just face it, there is nothing really new discussed in these forums anyway, just updates to old news. Anyway, the value is that some of us ...

In GEAR » Show me your nested cook sets!
September 08, 6:37pm

mp3 player...
>> The coby looks good but the specs on its batterie life are not so good. However you guys are saying itmay run for around 24 hours, while on amazon it reports only like 8-10 hours. How is a...

In GEAR » whats the best trail mp3 player?
September 05, 12:34am

mp3 player
+1 for the Coby mp3 player Replaceable AAA batteries are a key feature to me and the fact that mine doesn't have any kind of display to add to battery drain is a plus (just buttons, no scree...

In GEAR » whats the best trail mp3 player?
September 04, 6:15pm

Zebralight H51 / H31 discontinued
I've had the Zebralight SC52 AA flashlight for quite a while now and have been patiently waiting for Zebralight to announce a headlamp version of this light. I'm hoping that the phase out...

In GEAR » Zebralight H51 / H31 discontinued
August 27, 6:10pm

pack towel
I've used an MSR (Cascade Designs) pack towel for years. Mine is 11" X 24" and weighs one ounce. It dries very quickly, has a snap button hang loop on one corner (I hang it on my pa...

In GEAR » pack towel
August 24, 11:57pm

inReach...
>> So far, nobody that I know has traded in their SPOT for an Inreach << That's exactly what I did. My Spot let me down a couple of times when I really needed it so I switched t...

In GEAR » best two way sat communicator?
August 21, 11:15am

Granite Gear Vapor Flash
The Vapor Flash is a much tougher pack than the Vapor Trail. I have a Vapor Trail and both my sons purchased the Flash and I much prefer the Flash as it's not made of silnylon. The Vapor Flas...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Vapor Flash, STP
August 20, 12:39am

Spot Connect Battery Life
First off, you do realize that you won't be turning on your Spot Connect to check your messages because you can only send messages, you won't be receiving any. Secondly, since a set of ...

In GEAR » The battery life for spot connect seems kind of pathetic...
August 07, 12:47am

Which GPS?
Here's a few things that might help the OP make his decision on which GPS to choose. Go to Garmin.com and use the "compare" selections option to see the specs on the various GPS un...

In GEAR » Which GPS?
August 03, 1:28am

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