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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 - 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

GPS Advice - Recommendations
>> I'd have to quibble with that. I bought the media card version of the Garmin Western Canada Topo maps. When I connect my Etrex 20, it uploads and displays those maps in Basecamp. <&...

In GEAR » GPS Advice - Recommendations
November 23, 6:34pm

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

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