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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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Personal Locator Beacons...
I think it's a bit more grey than that. While I will not argue that a PLB has the best chance at bringing a rescue team, you have to be physically capable of triggering the beacon. The tracki...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 02, 1:23am

DeLorme inReach SE is available...
I see that GPScity.com is listing the inReach SE as "available" (not back order), so it does seem like Delorme has finally caught up and gotten some units onto the shelves! EDIT: It&#...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
June 26, 12:55am

Best 2-bag Sleep System for Deep Winter?
I went with the Montbell Stretch bag as the over-bag because I wanted to use my old down bag in combination with the Montbell for colder weather camping. For me it made sense because I already ha...

In GEAR » Best 2-bag Sleep System for Deep Winter?
June 26, 12:35am

DeLorme inReach SE...
Jim, thanks for your review and the ongoing updates on your findings. Much appreciated by those of us that are still waiting to receive our devices. Can you let us know if the "current po...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
June 16, 11:40am

need help with a gps watch
I'd suggest that you skip the GPS watch if it's for backpacking purposes. Unless you need one for training (biking, swimming, running) and only occasionally will be using it as a backpackin...

In GEAR » need help with a gps watch
June 14, 2:55pm

Another review...
Nice to hear some positive feedback. To-date, the only other user review of the inReach SE is here: (half way down the page) Not such a glowing report. I look forward to seeing your review!

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
June 14, 2:24pm

inReach SE...
IF you are carrying a smart phone anyway, you could get the original Inreach for cheaper and it works very well and you don't have to wait to buy one. Waiting for the new device to be released...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
June 10, 6:11pm

Possible purchase - Garmin Oregon
Don't overlook the Garmin BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. It's an "all you can eat" one year subscription that allows you to download as much data as you like and you can keep it aft...

In GEAR » Possible purchase - Garmin Oregon
June 06, 11:56pm

So what is the deal with rain pants?
I suspect there is a real difference in people's definition of REALLY wet weather. I consider rain pants mandatory gear for me as it might rain non-stop for the entire trip. In non-stop (h...

In GEAR » So what is the deal with rain pants?
June 06, 12:28am

REI limiting returns to one year
They will never win... the abusers will be quite happy to swap out their gear every 11 months.

In GEAR » REI limiting returns to one year
June 04, 12:59am

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