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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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The Weight of Fear
>> All my fears are left behind when i hit the hills << Mike - That's because in Scotland you are at the top of the food chain! We're not so lucky where I hike :) While...

In Chaff » The Weight of Fear
September 14, 12:53am

SPOT vs ACR
>> The thing is, it is hard to compose those one or two help messages in advance << I found pre-composing a message really easy and a single message covers me in almost all situation...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 11, 5:32pm

My Spot Connect really let me down!
The Spot Connect does work stand-alone and has an SOS button built into the unit that doesn't require a cell phone. I don't always take a cell phone and have carried the device for emergen...

In GEAR » My Spot Connect really let me down!
September 04, 11:15am

My Spot Connect really let me down!
What bothers me most about this issue is that the problem wasn't a communication issue, the messages did get through. This is a software issue which simply means that Spot didn't do enoug...

In GEAR » My Spot Connect really let me down!
September 04, 9:22am

My Spot Connect really let me down!
When I purchased my Spot Connect, I was aware of some of the service issues with Spot and figured I could live with "spotty service" however, my Spot Connect let me down big time! The ...

In GEAR » My Spot Connect really let me down!
September 04, 12:06am

Still contributing ...
>> So you're riding free and bragging. Interesting.<< I don't see this as "riding free". After 5 years as a paying member, I have decided that Rj, as a busines...

In Chaff » The I used to be a member but now I'm not celebration thread.
August 11, 2:36pm

Check this out...
Yup, kids are getting faster. This video shows you how much faster. One Race, Every Medalist Ever.

In Chaff » Kids These Days!
August 07, 11:10am

How you carry your bear spray
I have to admit, I have never thought the idea of giving my pack to a bear was a great idea... letting him run off with my vital gear is just going to leave me another problem. I'm just c...

In Philosophy & Technique » How you carry your bear spray
July 23, 5:09pm

How you carry your bear spray
I carry my bear spray on my hip in a holster. The holster is not on my pack waist belt, it's attached to the belt on my pants. There are two schools of thought regarding bear attacks. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How you carry your bear spray
July 23, 12:24am

Not so -- *Lightweight* Saltwater Kit
I do a lot of fly fishing from the beaches and don't skimp on gear. If I'm fishing salmon, I will leave the pack rod at home and take one of my Sage 2-piece rods (6 to 9 weight depending o...

In Fishing » *Lightweight* Saltwater Kit
July 11, 1:46am

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