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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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copper spur ul2 for summer road trip and hiking?
The Copper Spur UL2 is definitely tight for two people. I use it with my son occasionally and we are both 6 feet tall and 200 lbs. It would be a bit close for somebody that wasn't family! ...

In GEAR » copper spur ul2 for summer road trip and hiking?
January 14, 8:02pm

iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
I've done side-by-side tests with my iPhone 4 and my Etrex 20. Ruling out all of the important to have features that you mention like durability, waterproof, battery life etc., I found the fol...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 14, 4:50pm

Where does durability win over light weight?
>> with college loans and graduate school looming, replacing a raincoat might mean saving for a month or more. So I need some stuff to last, or be covered by a warranty. << To me, th...

In GEAR » Where does durability win over light weight?
January 13, 7:40pm

Best all-purpose adhesive/sealants
I use another McNet product (have used it for years on my fishing waders). Aquaseal comes in very small tubes (in their repair kits) that fit nicely into my FAK.

In GEAR » Best all-purpose adhesive/sealants
January 13, 11:15am

What haven't you replaced?
My knees. They are my original set and are pretty badly worn but I still like them better than the synthetic models they are selling these days. :)

In GEAR » What haven't you replaced?
January 11, 11:49pm

It all depends on what you need...
I find it interesting that there is always a discussion about "which is best" when these devices are discussed. To me the PLB's and Spot/inReach gadgets are vastly different devices ...

In GEAR » Delorme InReach or Other???
January 11, 12:36am

Delorme InReach or Other???"
>> Can you use the in reach as a stand alone PLB if you do not purchase any subscription services? << No. And even when you pay the $4/month fee to suspend your service the device...

In GEAR » Delorme InReach or Other???
January 10, 5:10pm

Delorme InReach or Other???
I've used the Spot Connect (works with my iphone) for the past year and gave up on it. Great idea but poorly implemented in my opinion. I have just bought an inReach and have done a few tria...

In GEAR » Delorme InReach or Other???
January 10, 4:24pm

Favorite Piece of Gear...
Definitely my (highly customized) MLD Burn frameless pack. I had Ron add side compression straps and a padded waist belt and I added an external zipper pocket. The enhancements have made this ...

In GEAR » What's Your Favorite Piece of Gear?
January 10, 2:56pm

What's your favorite 3-season 1P tent?
>> The Fly Creek UL1 is for those no taller than about 5'9" and even then there is little side to side room. << I've used the Fly Creek UL1 for the last 3 years and I...

In GEAR » What's your favorite 3-season 1P tent?
January 08, 12:32am

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