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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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Scorched Titanium?
I often put the cup from my Snow Peaks Ti Mini Solo on the bottom of the cook pot to act as a double boiler to avoid burning the food in my cook pot (creates a double bottom). The cup has nothing ...

In GEAR » Scorched Titanium?
December 09, 2:05pm

Final questions for a PLB purchase
wiiawiwb - To answer your question in your original post, it's very unlikely that the GPS receiver in a PLB will match your Etrex. I've used/tested a lot of different GPS receivers and ...

In GEAR » Final questions for a PLB purchase
December 09, 12:31am

Shoot the programmer!
Several decades of experience fixing crappy programming (much of it my own) has taught me that most of these types of issues are the result of poor programming. It sounds like you are using your o...

In GEAR » More Garmin woes
December 05, 11:57pm

Which is more comfortable: NeoAir Xlite or ProLite Plus?
I find the comfort of both pads very close but give the edge to the Neo. That said, the lighter weight and smaller packed volume of the Neo makes it a no-brainer for me. I think the reason the ...

In GEAR » Which is more comfortable: NeoAir Xlite or ProLite Plus?
December 03, 1:20am

Measuring fitness...
I don't know of an easy way of measuring your fitness level while hiking but if you have access to a concept2 rowing machine (most gyms have them) then you can row 2K at the beginning of your t...

In GEAR » Fitness Monitors?
November 29, 12:25am

>> I'm mostly concerned about the lowest possible output from the Zebralights, if this would be low enough for reading for me << You made me curious, so I gave it a try. The H...

In GEAR » Zebralight me choose
November 26, 7:08pm

Zebralight me choose
>> What is the difference between 52 series and 502 series << The most significant difference (to me) is that the new "52" series can use AA batteries of any type (NiMh alk...

In GEAR » Zebralight me choose
November 26, 6:56pm

Zebralight me choose
I like my Zebralight H52W and it may be the best choice for you if you plan to use it for reading often. It will be much less harsh than the cool white light that you get with most of the more com...

In GEAR » Zebralight me choose
November 26, 12:55pm

Garmin for the semi-luddite
>> If I don't use the gadget regularly, I won't remember how to use it when I need it.<< That is really true about the new Garmin's. Some of the advanced features are wh...

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 24, 8:59pm

>> rather that things "scale" better. In other words, instead of things getting pixilated << That's not entirely true. While you can use either vector or raster mappin...

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 22, 11:39am

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