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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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inReach Explorer
On a device like the inReach, the hardware is the cheap part. I suspect they may have added additional storage to keep the waypoints and track data on the unit but the additional software required...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
January 30, 12:09am

Best Portable Charger
@Bob - My comment about lighting a fire with an 18650 was an obviously poor attempt at humor... I was thinking you could short out an unprotected cell and let it catch on fire. Your method sounds ...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 23, 3:16pm

Best Portable Charger
>> -use protected batts- << Not a helpful comment since the discussion was what's the best portable power supply. The Miller charger/battery bank is the best solution for lig...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 23, 12:32pm

>> 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

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