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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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I need some schooling on batteries....
>> Hi Mike, If you don't mind, I have a couple questions about your system. Probably due to my crappy google-fu but I found ENB but I didn't find that exact charger. The ones I found...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
May 09, 1:49am

protected 18650 size...
Technically, I don't think the button top is the issue it's the added circuitry that makes the protected cells longer. That said, I don't think I've seen a non-protected 18650 t...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 08, 3:40pm

I need some schooling on batteries....
I've gone with the 18650 chargers because as others have mentioned, the energy density of the 18650 batteries is very good. I used Lithium disposable cells in an AA charge for a few years but ...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
May 08, 2:39pm

18650 Batteries...
>> Looking at the shape of the Miller it seems the "Flat top" would fit better << The button top batteries won't fit in the (version 5) charger. The older version of ...

In GEAR » Goal Zero Switch 8 Portable Recharger or alternative
April 01, 12:48am

Miller Charger/Power supply
@Bob The Miller charger is both a power supply and a charger. The power supply is over-discharge protected to prevent the voltage dropping too low and the charger is over charge protected.

In GEAR » Goal Zero Switch 8 Portable Recharger or alternative
March 31, 10:54pm

Miller Charger/power supply...
This has been talked about on the inReach thread but to answer a few questions posted here... The Miller charger is over and under-charge protected so you don't have to watch it. It shuts o...

In GEAR » Goal Zero Switch 8 Portable Recharger or alternative
March 31, 10:04pm

Security on the Delorme Mapshare Sites...
I was curious if inReach users on this site worry about their web map security on the Delorme site. Knowing that by default, your personal web map url ends with you name, I typed in a bunch of B...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 29, 1:45am

Rain Protection
>> but doesn't cinching the poncho tight like that kinda defeat the ventilation advantage? << If it goes over your pack you still get better air flow but but tying it up around y...

In GEAR » Rain Protection
March 28, 12:42pm

rehabbing flat feet
>> I get pain on the top of my right foot if I hike too far, extending into my ankle.<< Have you gotten a proper diagnosis? Are you making the connection between flat feet and the p...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 28, 1:57am

Rain Protection
I don't use pack covers, I keep everything that needs to be dry in ultralight dry bags and let my pack get wet. The nice thing about ultralight frameless packs is that there is very little foa...

In GEAR » Rain Protection
March 28, 1:41am

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