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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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Bear Encounter...
The fact that the guy kept filming says to me that they were pretty cool headed. That bear was just testing them, it wasn't in predatory mode and I think they needed to let him know they weren...

In Chaff » Bear Encounter
June 22, 2:06am

Geo-Referencing custom maps
>> How do the third party maps get the registration right for a particular GPS receiver? << Recent Garmin devices allow you to add custom map images to your GPS. The process of regi...

In GEAR » GPS help
June 22, 1:34am

Zebralight...
>> Regulated output should give ~80% rated burn time at approx rated intensity << Glenn - I think you may be mistaken on what "regulated" means and it's understandab...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
June 20, 12:31pm

Maps...
>> the fact is that Garmin Maps suck... bigtime << I won't disagree with this statement and having a variety of map sources when planning trips is really what you want (I do). B...

In GEAR » GPS help
June 19, 2:01pm

GPS help
A Garmin GPS would be a good choice as you can download and use their mapping software (BaseCamp) with a Mac. You will have to buy the mapping software to make decent maps but if you buy a mappi...

In GEAR » GPS help
June 17, 2:41pm

Advice re: something lighter than my BA Seedhouse ??
I've gone from a Seedhouse to a Fly Creek to a Tarptent Notch. I use the Notch with trekking poles most of the time but sometimes use the extra poles that I bought from Tarptent. I also ha...

In GEAR » Advice re: something lighter than my BA Seedhouse ??
June 10, 9:03am

Not all USB are outlets equal...
>> I am recharging from the wall each and every time << Jen - USB output is quite a variable beast in the industry. The voltage is standard at 5V but the amperage can be all over th...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 31, 8:24pm

98%, the New 100%?
I try not to get too concerned about the 100% mark. I believe I read somewhere that from 70%-100% drains the battery more than the first 60%-70%. I'm not sure if that's true or if it'...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 31, 8:17pm

Has anyone modified a rolltop closure on a Pack?
I added a draw string closure to my MLD Newt a few years back (this was the first release of the Newt). I didn't like the roll-top closure system on the Newt, so I cut it off and added a...

In GEAR » Has anyone modified a rolltop closure on a Pack?
May 30, 12:38am

Is a Garmin Foretrex going to do the job?
>> .Display position Yes, and you can select your coordinate system and projection (important to consider if you are transferring position locations from the GPS to a map) >> .Do po...

In GEAR » Is a Garmin Foretrex going to do the job?
May 28, 8:08pm

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