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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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>> Electronic cigarettes have been linked to more than 100 fires, new figures reveal.<< That's just like "real" cigarettes! (OK, maybe a bit more explosive, but the fi...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 23, 1:28am

Unprotected Cells...
I think Eric is being a bit over the top about exploding 18650 cells. Yes, they can explode but that doesn't mean they aren't safe to use with a little care. Hey, guess what, your lapto...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 21, 3:33pm

Best Portable Charger...
The Miller Charger/Battery Bank only takes 18650 cells that don't have a button top (button top cells are too long for the Miller). That means you have to use the flat top cells which as far ...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 19, 4:31pm

Precip weight
My Precip is a size large and weighs 13.3 oz.

In GEAR » UL rain jacket with pockets?
January 18, 6:24pm

I also have a precip and the only good thing I can say about it is that I got it cheap. I consider it one of the worst rain jackets I've ever worn. The Versalite is not only lighter, it f...

In GEAR » UL rain jacket with pockets?
January 18, 5:21pm

Montbell Versalite - I have one and love it! (and I'm with you on the pocket issue, a must have for me as well) I'm not sure how Montbell squeezes so many features into a light rain shel...

In GEAR » UL rain jacket with pockets?
January 18, 3:51pm

Old Guys Backpacking
Partly depends on how fit he is to start with but some good general advice is to keep his pack light (you are young and can shoulder some of the load if his gear is not UL or if he's not partic...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 12:40am

DeLorme inReach SE: Tracks Well on a Pack Strap?
I had the same issue with the Spot, very hard to place optimally. The Spot has a patch antenna which has a narrow angle of reception and needs to sit facing up for best signal reception. The i...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE: Tracks Well on a Pack Strap?
January 10, 6:05pm

Topo mapping...
Screen realestate is always the issue with a GPS and a screen this small will definitely prove challenging for useful navigation. The breakthrough here is the fact that they now have a screen ...

In GEAR » New Garmin epix
January 10, 11:51am

New Garmin epix
I saw this mentioned at CES 2015. Garmin link: A GPS watch with base mapping... finally! Price is not awesome (b...

In GEAR » New Garmin epix
January 09, 8:31pm

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