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Mike W (skopeo) - BPL Premium 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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DeLorme inReach for iOS!
@Nathan Thanks for providing the additional information. That's all I was wanting to see was a bit more info regarding the cost of the various inReach services. I think it's helpful t...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach for iOS!
June 04, 2:28pm

Tarptent Notch
David - Thanks for the info on the Notch. I've been looking seriously at that shelter and was wondering about the blown sand issue because Henry also offers a high fabric side option for th...

In GEAR » looking to buy a tent
June 04, 9:55am

DeLorme inReach Service Plans
@Nathan The costs you present don't really tell the whole picture. For one thing, you have a registration fee for the Inreach so add another $20 right off the top. The unit also costs abo...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach for iOS!
June 04, 9:23am

looking to buy a tent
>> On the west coast of Vancouver Island, you pitch on the sand. I have never used a freestanding tent there and have had no issue at all with non freestanding. << I've never use...

In GEAR » looking to buy a tent
June 04, 1:16am

Spot charges...
As a Spot Connect owner, I thought I'd mention that I do not have to purchase a messaging bundle to send custom emails etc. Spot charges me 50 cents a message (no subscription, I just register...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach for iOS!
June 02, 11:07pm

Any new SPOT input/reviews?
I've been using a Spot Connect (pairs with my iPhone) for about six months and while I like what it does, it's certainly less than 100%. Since I've not used the regular Spot device, I...

In GEAR » Any new SPOT input/reviews?
June 01, 11:04am

Pack Cover Weight vs Wet Pack ??
In most cases, it's not a case of being soaked 100% of the time so the weight savings while it's raining may not offset the amount of time you are carrying the packcover in your pack (when ...

In GEAR » Pack Cover Weight vs Wet Pack ??
May 29, 8:58am

packaging DEET
I do the same as Bob and put the deet in small spray bottles. You can find hand sanitizer in these bottles (for under $2) and I use one with sun screen (liquid not lotion), one with Deet and anoth...

In GEAR » packaging DEET
May 20, 10:59pm

Garmin eTrex 30
The new Etrex series GPS's are a great choice if you are looking for a GPS to take backpacking. I chose the Etrex 20 because the only difference between the 20 and 30 are the altimeter, el...

In GEAR » Garmin eTrex 30
May 20, 10:37pm

iphone service and guthook gps for Sobo PCT
Just in case you didn't already know this... The Spot app only works with the Spot Connect. It doesn't work with the regular Spot messenger. As long as you are only doing the occasio...

In GEAR » iphone service and guthook gps for Sobo PCT
May 20, 1:47am

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