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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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DeLorme inReach SE: Tracks Well on a Pack Strap?
I had the same issue with the Spot, very hard to place optimally. The Spot has a patch antenna which has a narrow angle of reception and needs to sit facing up for best signal reception. The i...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE: Tracks Well on a Pack Strap?
January 10, 6:05pm

Topo mapping...
Screen realestate is always the issue with a GPS and a screen this small will definitely prove challenging for useful navigation. The breakthrough here is the fact that they now have a screen ...

In GEAR » New Garmin epix
January 10, 11:51am

New Garmin epix
I saw this mentioned at CES 2015. Garmin link: A GPS watch with base mapping... finally! Price is not awesome (b...

In GEAR » New Garmin epix
January 09, 8:31pm

Old Guys Backpacking
<< ...I'm not sure that the study results are solid evidence that running caused the benefits...> Daryl - I agree with your statement above and in the last paragraph of the article ...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 06, 1:51am

Old Guys Backpacking...
I found this article very interesting and it certainly suggests that if you want to keep walking at a good pace when you age, you had better get moving! This excerpt from the article sums it up ...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 05, 10:56am


In User Test Forum » test
January 05, 10:31am

Collapsible Bucket Options
My hiking partner carries the Sea to Summit bucket and always fills it so that he can pump water in camp. On one trip this year I was thankful for his bucket as a storm stirred up the glacial s...

In GEAR » Collapsible Bucket Options
December 28, 1:20am

Garmin Tips and Tricks
Hey, two "Mike W"s on the same forum page... this could be fun in the future! My favorite feature of the Etrex 20 is the use of custom maps. I use it all the time. Check out Garmin&#...

In GEAR » Garmin Tips and Tricks
December 26, 9:08pm

GPS Advice - Recommendations
Garmin's replacement for the Geko would be the Etrex 10 not the Foretrex, although the functionality and features of the Etrex 10 and the Foretrex are the same. The Foretrex is very tiny (it...

In GEAR » GPS Advice - Recommendations
November 26, 2:00pm

When is a frameless pack practical?
I've done many 7 day trips with my frameless pack (MLD Burn) and haven't used a framed pack in years. For me, 7 days = 24-25 pounds and is a bit heavy for my frameless pack and I feel ...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 12:03pm

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