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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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MSR Hubba NX
I think it looks quite good and I particularly like that manufacturers are starting to build their inner tents with partially solid sides. I can't see myself ever going back to a full mesh inn...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba NX
November 01, 10:07pm

More down jacket talk
If you fit a size XL, this is hard to beat. Edit: fixed link

In GEAR » More down jacket talk
October 31, 2:14pm

Still waiting for Zebralight H52W
I pre-ordered an H52W on Sept 30th and received an email from Zebralight a couple days ago saying my order had shipped. Since I'm in Canada, it ships from China, so I suspect delivery will be ...

In GEAR » Still waiting for Zebralight H52
October 30, 7:33pm

It's not the size of the fish that's the issue with mercury contamination, it's the fishes "age" that creates a concern regarding mercury ingestion. Mercury accumulates over ...

In Fishing » Cooking Trout
October 29, 2:30pm

InReach SE... beyond the obvious
We all know what the inReach SE does and it seems to do it very well. I just read Rex's last entry in the lengthy "DeLorme inReach SE announced..." thread and was interested in hea...

In GEAR » InReach SE... beyond the obvious
October 25, 9:54pm

To GPS, or not to GPS
I'm very much a GPS user and like to have one with me when I'm in the backcountry however, it sounds to me like you should save the weight (and hassle) and just use your phone. Make su...

In GEAR » To GPS, or not to GPS
October 23, 2:34pm

Best Headlamp
What concerns me about this thread (and claimed by Princeton Tec) is that some poor soul is going to think he can take off for a week into the back-country with his VIZZ and only take one set of ba...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 22, 12:48am

Best Headlamp
>> With the Vizz on the highest 150 lumen setting with 3 AAA lithiums you get 110 hrs. << The Vizz would certainly be the market leader if it could output a 150 lm for 110 hours! I ...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 21, 2:25pm

Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
>> I like to keep my shelter packed at the top of my pack and I don't see how that would work with the SS1 unless I strapped it on the outside. << This was one of the biggest c...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 21, 12:44am

Best Headlamp
>> I then looked for the lightest regulated flashlight that would put out 60 lumens all night (10+ hours). Well there isn't one made yet << Interesting comment and I have always...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 19, 3:26pm

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