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Mike W (skopeo) - BPL Premium 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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SOTMR: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 3: Satellite Texting
Rex - I notice that your grid of features indicates that the inReach doesn't support email. One of the features I like about the inReach that I think is worth mentioning (over the Spot) is...

In Editor's Roundtable » SOTMR: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 3: Satellite Texting
April 03, 2:09pm

Light Geeks: Best (High End) Regulated Headlamp
If you are looking for the best AA flashlight (not headlight) check out the Zebralight SC52 AA. I bought it a few months back and I am still amazed with it every time I turn it on! I believe it i...

In GEAR » Light Geeks: Best (High End) Regulated Headlamp
March 31, 1:51am

fotrex 401? or oregon 450?
Go with the Oregon or the Etrex 20 or 30. I have the Etrex 20 and a Foretrex 301 and am very familiar with the Oregon. Get the Oregon if you really like touch screen and a slightly larger scree...

In GEAR » fotrex 401? or oregon 450?
March 29, 9:14am

Where have all the silnylon packs gone?
I stopped using sil packs after I sliced one while stuffing some gear into it. Normally I'm pretty careful but I slid something with a sharp edge down into my pack and it sliced the sil very e...

In GEAR » Where have all the silnylon packs gone?
March 20, 3:42pm

MLD Burn or GG Murmur
I've had an MLD Burn (and Exodus and Newt) for a few years now and the Burn is still my goto pack for short trips. I've even used it on week long trips thanks to MLD's willingness to d...

In GEAR » MLD Burn or GG Murmur
March 20, 3:26pm

Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!!
I can't believe how organized some of you are!! I have a man cave that serves as my gear room and it's a mess (gear is everywhere!). If it wasn't for my gear list, I'd never kno...

In GEAR » Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!!
March 16, 12:49am

Strange Foot Issues
Ozzy - I've experienced the problem you have described and did see the foot specialist but they treated me for plantar fasciitis and a heel spur (I also had these issues) but they didn't...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Strange Foot Issues
March 14, 1:17am

Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
If you get a lot of rain in your area the way I do, you should go with a light weight ultra-sil dry bag for your SB. The So-Cal folks can get away with a trash bag but that has never worked for m...

In GEAR » Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
March 14, 12:51am

Titanium pots - snow peak vs msr vs ?
I've used the SP Mini Solo for a few years now and will pass on some comments that may be helpful. To start with I will comment that I prefer the Mini Solo over my MSR Ti pot even though it...

In GEAR » Titanium pots - snow peak vs msr vs ?
March 08, 9:13pm

New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration
Perhaps it's a dual use item... combination pee bottle and water purifier. Just don't mix up the caps!

In GEAR » "New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration"
March 07, 3:17pm

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