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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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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

DeLorme inReach SE
So here's something that might be of interest for those of you that are inReach users outside of the USA. Most of the messages that I send from my inReach go to email addresses but on my mos...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
October 19, 1:28am

Best Headlamp
While I like a good headlight, sometimes the best light isn't in a headlight format. I picked up this headband a while back and it's been quite good. The headband has a velcro closure...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 18, 4:56pm

Best Headlamp
>> Where do you find stock for these zebralights? << Unfortunately your timing is bad. Zebralight has just released a few new products and when they do this they move their existing...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 18, 3:48pm

Best Headlamp
Unfortunately, the seller having a good return policy doesn't help me if it breaks in the backcountry. I've destroyed several of the plastic headlamps (broken housing, broken switches...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 16, 10:36am

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