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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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Advice re: something lighter than my BA Seedhouse ??
I've gone from a Seedhouse to a Fly Creek to a Tarptent Notch. I use the Notch with trekking poles most of the time but sometimes use the extra poles that I bought from Tarptent. I also ha...

In GEAR » Advice re: something lighter than my BA Seedhouse ??
June 10, 9:03am

Not all USB are outlets equal...
>> I am recharging from the wall each and every time << Jen - USB output is quite a variable beast in the industry. The voltage is standard at 5V but the amperage can be all over th...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 31, 8:24pm

98%, the New 100%?
I try not to get too concerned about the 100% mark. I believe I read somewhere that from 70%-100% drains the battery more than the first 60%-70%. I'm not sure if that's true or if it'...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 31, 8:17pm

Has anyone modified a rolltop closure on a Pack?
I added a draw string closure to my MLD Newt a few years back (this was the first release of the Newt). I didn't like the roll-top closure system on the Newt, so I cut it off and added a...

In GEAR » Has anyone modified a rolltop closure on a Pack?
May 30, 12:38am

Is a Garmin Foretrex going to do the job?
>> .Display position Yes, and you can select your coordinate system and projection (important to consider if you are transferring position locations from the GPS to a map) >> .Do po...

In GEAR » Is a Garmin Foretrex going to do the job?
May 28, 8:08pm

Portable battery Charger for inReach SE
That's similar to the results I got with the Miller charger (posted earlier in this thread). My Miller power supply was able to boost my inReach from 12% to 94%, so 82% increase in charge....

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 28, 12:11am

Water purifier
Good chart http://www.modernoutpost.com/gear/buying_water_portable.html

In GEAR » WATER PURIFIER
May 17, 7:55am

First aid kit contents
>> In the ER, we rarely will prescribe abx for an infected wound until we culture it, determine what is growing and then decide the best abx for the specific organism << Dan - I th...

In GEAR » First aid kit contents
May 13, 1:21am

First aid kit contents
>> I worry about infection as well, but it will take some time for an infection develop and most likely you would be off the trail by the time that happens. << You might want to re-t...

In GEAR » First aid kit contents
May 12, 12:22am

Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
Rex - Thanks for posting your detailed trip experience with your inReach. Your results seem to verify what I had estimated with my use of the inReach on shorter trips. Certainly shows that real ...

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 11, 11:58pm

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