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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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Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
>> As far as I know there hasn't been a person killed by a wild bear in California since the 1870s. << That may be true but there have been a dozen non-fatal bear attacks in Cali...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 21, 1:24am

Montane Minimus vs Montbell Versalite
The Versalite is my preference, because I like the zippered hand-warmer pockets (I won't buy another rain jacket without pockets) and I like pit zips. The Versalite is my 4th Montbell rain...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus vs Montbell Versalite
March 20, 12:47am

DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
>> I don't think any normal GPS receiver would have worked in the same place. << I've used my Garmin (Etrex 20) to try to confirm the accuracy of the tracks on my inReach and...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
March 17, 1:26am

What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
My trail shirt. I found an odd-ball brand of shirt that I've worn for the past 10 years. I'm on my 4th one (I stocked up) and I only wear it when I'm backpacking, day hiking or fly f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 15, 11:32am

What is your two item first aid kit?
>> mixed it in a pat of butter and administered it as a suppository << OK, add latex gloves back into my top two...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
March 02, 12:49am

Zebralight Shipping....
>> (ie. DHL listed at 3-4 days). << Yes, that's true... if you don't mind paying over $30 for shipping (half the price of the light... not me). >> you can safely con...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
March 02, 12:28am

Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
I bought one jacket in hi-vis orange for many of the reasons you mentioned. One being that I fly fish a lot during hunting season and I wanted to stand out (fawn colored fly fishing vest = "r...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 12:20am

Zebralight Shipping...
I think you've been lucky Dan (to get an out of stock item so quickly from Zebralight). Probably just hit it right. Zebralight ships your parcel for free if it's over $50 and if you are...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
March 02, 12:08am

Headlamp recommendations
>> but am not appreciating the difference between the H52 floods and the H502 floods << The H502's have a wider flood beam (120 degree spread). The H52 flood models have 90 degr...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
February 28, 10:28am

What is your two item first aid kit?
I consider this idea (only two items) to fall into the "stupid light" category. I think the only thing that separates the light weight FAK risk takers from the robust FAK carriers is one...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
February 28, 1:45am

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