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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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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

pack mounting...
I have added zip pockets to two of my frameless packs (MLD Burn and Newt) and the inReach fits nicely in the pocket with the antennae pointing skyward. This has worked very well. I also tried u...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 16, 1:03am

Lightest stuff sacks?
>> Ziplocks for your ditty bag, FAK, etc << That depends on how badly you want to keep things dry. I use Ziplocks for some things but after seeing what "falling in" did to...

In GEAR » Lightest stuff sacks?
July 15, 4:59pm

Survey of pack weights?
As a long time fisherman, I have always had some kind of fish weighing scale that I can toss into the trunk of my car if I'm backpacking with a group of friends (in the old days it was a spring...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survey of pack weights?
July 15, 12:33am

inReach SE...
>> So if you are trying to do a two-way interaction expect 10-20 minutes between cycles... << I'm not sure if I understand what you are referring to here but you can set the &quo...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 14, 9:32pm

inReach SE
>> It says ~100 hours on one set of batteries << Unfortunately, the batteries are built in so you have to charge them (you can't replace them). It charges via USB so a small ba...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 14, 7:57pm

Why we hike....
Because the best fishing spots don't have roads near them... come to think of it... the best fishing spots don't even have trails near them! :)

In Philosophy & Technique » Why we hike....
July 14, 1:07am

What interesting gear have you found on the trail?
I was day hiking a fishing trail and came across a couple of young guys that had backpacked in and set up camp right on one of my favorite fishing spots. I stopped and chatted with them for a few ...

In GEAR » What interesting gear have you found on the trail?
July 12, 11:19am

Personal Locator Beacons...
>> Tracking is an option with the Spot - or the Inreach - but plenty of us don't see value in it.<< I really had to think about the value of tracking when I signed on for my inRe...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 03, 4:38pm

Personal Locator Beacons...
Bob - I agree with you about the antennae and software being the key. The signals that any GPS receiver pulls in from the satellites is weak at best. It's all about how the software interpola...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 03, 3:07pm

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