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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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How many packs and shelters is too many?
>> If you have more than 1 pack for every 15 days of hiking annually (day hikes included), you have too many. << Wow, Dave C, that's an incredibly precise and absurd formula! ...

In GEAR » How many packs and shelters is too many?
May 29, 9:06am

DeLorme inReach SE firmware update...
Sort of telling isn't it... the product hasn't even been widely released and they are doing firmware upgrades. I suspect it's been rushed out the door before testing has been completed...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 28, 12:09am

ultra light rain pants for ultra running/fastpacking
Montbell Versalite Pants 3.6 oz. My son just bought a set (jacket and pants) and I was so impressed with the weight and how they compact, that I have ordered a set for myself (set is under 11 oz...

In GEAR » ultra light rain pants for ultra running/fastpacking
May 23, 3:37pm

Collapsing a Tarptent – is this recommended?
>> I just roll up the sleeping gear in our lunar duo and pile some rocks on top. << I actually thought about that as an option but there is always a chance that somebody might think ...

In GEAR » Collapsing a Tarptent – is this recommended?
May 22, 5:57pm

Collapsing a Tarptent – is this recommended?
I'm planning a trip this summer that will involve base camping for several days while day-hiking in the area. I'll be taking my TarpTent Notch and I have the extra poles for set up when I ...

In GEAR » Collapsing a Tarptent – is this recommended?
May 22, 10:04am

GPS planning heading filtering?
Mapsource filtering will do what you want. If you use "Filter Automatic", and control the number of points that are eliminated by using the slider, it will only eliminate points that ar...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS planning heading filtering?
May 18, 10:46pm

No backpack fits me-problem with shoulder straps
I had the same problem with the Crown VC60. I wanted to like it but the fit is a bit weird and it just didn't work for me. On me, the size large bunched up at the top of the shoulder straps ...

In GEAR » No backpack fits me-problem with shoulder straps
May 16, 2:32pm

DeLorme inReach SE
You need the smart phone to see the maps. The burning question is "can you get your current position coordinates to display without a smart phone" (onscreen, or via a text message that...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 15, 4:47pm

DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
>> UPDATE : I am not a prudent being, it seems. I, too, preordered (REI). I hope it ships before I die. If it doesn't, I'm definitely returning it. << Good one! You can'...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 13, 6:26pm

DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
OK, now this is getting annoying... I pre-ordered an inReach SE in mid mid April and the "new" release date is now May 25th! That's the 3rd time they have changed the release dat...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 09, 2:26pm

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