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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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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

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

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