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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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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...
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

What tent/shelter to buy?
>> additional tensioners for guy lines at each pole side (requires 2 more pegs) << I use the same peg for the additional guy outs, so no additional pegs are required. The additional...

In GEAR » What tent/shelter to buy?
March 25, 6:20pm

Notch...
I agree with Dave, as long as you are carrying trekking poles it's hard to beat the Notch.

In GEAR » What tent/shelter to buy?
March 25, 5:59pm

Portable battery Charger for inReach SE...
I picked up a USB battery charger/power supply recently (the link below was posted by another BPL member in a different thread) and I did a test charge with this unit and my inReach SE. I was abl...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 25, 5:49pm

test
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In User Test Forum » test
March 25, 1:22am

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