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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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unscented body wipes?"
Just because humans can't smell unscented wipes doesn't mean the bears can't.

In GEAR » unscented body wipes?
July 03, 12:36pm

GPS Reception...
>> Not sure why you think the logic is arbitrary - seems pretty simple really. TRACK & OK require a GPS fix, HELP & 911 don't. << I see it differently than you do... why ...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 03, 12:29pm

Personal Locator Beacons...
Bob - Regarding holding the Spot Connect in my hand and watching the red light... The Spot has a light that indicates whether or not it has a GPS fix. Red is obviously bad. The problem is ...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 03, 9:27am

Spot issues definitely weren't just user error...
My poor experiences with the Spot Connect was not related to user error although Spot customer service tried to blame me even though I was able to show them exactly where it went wrong (and it cert...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 03, 1:46am

Personal Locator Beacons...
>> Further, if there is a work emergency they can text me and I can leave earlier << That's the one I'd definitely ignore. :) I like the idea that I can ask somebody for a...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 02, 2:28pm

Personal Locator Beacons...
I think it's a bit more grey than that. While I will not argue that a PLB has the best chance at bringing a rescue team, you have to be physically capable of triggering the beacon. The tracki...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 02, 1:23am

DeLorme inReach SE is available...
I see that GPScity.com is listing the inReach SE as "available" (not back order), so it does seem like Delorme has finally caught up and gotten some units onto the shelves! EDIT: It&#...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
June 26, 12:55am

Best 2-bag Sleep System for Deep Winter?
I went with the Montbell Stretch bag as the over-bag because I wanted to use my old down bag in combination with the Montbell for colder weather camping. For me it made sense because I already ha...

In GEAR » Best 2-bag Sleep System for Deep Winter?
June 26, 12:35am

DeLorme inReach SE...
Jim, thanks for your review and the ongoing updates on your findings. Much appreciated by those of us that are still waiting to receive our devices. Can you let us know if the "current po...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
June 16, 11:40am

need help with a gps watch
I'd suggest that you skip the GPS watch if it's for backpacking purposes. Unless you need one for training (biking, swimming, running) and only occasionally will be using it as a backpackin...

In GEAR » need help with a gps watch
June 14, 2:55pm

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