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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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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

>> 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

Which GPS?
As Bob said, it depends what you will use it for. I would recommend a Garmin if signal lock is important to you. The touch screen series like the 450T are not the best backpacking GPS's IMO...

In GEAR » Which GPS?
August 02, 1:25am

Help Fit This Pack!
Assuming that the torso length isn't too long, I'll make a comment that seems to stir up a lot of negative comments from those that like to "make a frame" with their foam pads. ...

In GEAR » Help Fit This Pack!
July 30, 8:31pm

What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?"
Vaseline soaked cotton balls. They burn great and I'm always surprised by how many backpackers haven't seen them used before.

In GEAR » What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
July 27, 4:36pm

inReach web map...
Shortly after Jonathan posted his note, I tried my web map page to see how it was doing and none of the web map services would draw (just a blank frame came up). I suspect that Delorme has bee...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 19, 12:48am

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