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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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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

Lithium Batteries...
>> Mike, Do you have an idea of how long the 18650 rechargeables hold their charge? << I've never really measured the rate of discharge but I just tested a battery (new-ish 18650...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 28, 1:27am

device chargers that use lithium AA's
You have misinterpretted what has been said on the other threads regarding the Miller charger/power supply (mentioned in the inReach thread). It is DEFINITELY NOT an AA battery charger like the En...

In GEAR » device chargers that use lithium AA's
March 27, 2:03pm

3AA lithium...
@Bob The problem is exactly what you allude to... the raw battery spec isn't what you get from these power supplies. It's obviously dialed back for whatever reason. The Lithium 186...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 27, 2:27am

3AA lithium...
I agree that it's the amperage that's the problem with the AA chargers. The Miller Charger that I linked above (which uses an 18650 lithium rechargeable battery) pushes out 1.2 amps and th...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 27, 12:42am

Notch 27.5 + 3.8 -> 31.3 (Seam sealed, semi-solid inner with extra guy-outs) My poles (Henry's standard offering) are only 3.8 oz a set.

In GEAR » What tent/shelter to buy?
March 25, 9:55pm

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