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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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GPS Advice
If you want to use the Garmin mapping on your computer then you have to get the disk version. You can't load the media card data onto your computer. I prefer the Etrex as the touch screen ...

In GEAR » GPS Advice - Recommendations
November 23, 10:25am

2 person lightweight tent
You should give the Fly Creek UL2 a serious look. I've owned both the Fly Creek and the Copper Spur and both are decent shelters but for the purpose you have mentioned (for your daughters),...

In GEAR » 2 person lightweight tent
November 22, 11:47am

share your boulders

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
November 17, 12:40am

I have the Slater and really like it but I wouldn't consider it a 3+ season tent. Yes, the solid inner provides additional warmth but the structure of the Slater (poles and staking), is exactly...

In GEAR » BA Stringe Ridge or Slater?
November 11, 11:43am

MEC Farpoint...
Info regarding MEC's Farpoint jacket (From MEC's Question and Answer site): Q: Is the material lighter or more breathable than the RD Windshell? A: The MEC Farpoint is a slightly ligh...

In GEAR » Windshells again...
November 09, 8:12pm

New Feathered Friends Quilt
This "new" design really has me scratching my head! For decades I've opened up my mummy bag to make a quilt out of it on warm nights. Now they have a quilt that turns into a mummy...

In GEAR » New Feathered Friends Quilt
November 09, 12:46am

I have several windshells... The MEC RD is the only one I wear.

In GEAR » Windshells again...
November 08, 1:48am

Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
I used a Spot initially, switched to the original inReach (the brick) and now have upgraded to the new inReach (Explorer). I think you had better check the plan details in your area because they...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 03, 12:23am

Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
>> I went with the Zebra H-52w which looks to hit many of my priorities. << I think you made a good choice. As Bob mentioned, if you don't need the extra brightness, leave i...

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
November 02, 11:31pm

Fenix HL50
Sounds like a good light for a good price. At a glance, it competes with the Zebralight H52 AA (I have the ZL H52 and have not seen the Fenix HL50) The Fenix HL50 uses CR123A or AA cells The...

In GEAR » Fenix HL50
November 01, 9:48pm

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