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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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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

Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
+1 for the Zebralight H52w I use a similar requirement to what Eric mentioned when looking for a night hiking headlight. I want a light that will give me 8 hours at around 50 Lm. The H52w is ...

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
October 31, 1:21pm

Lost & Found on the trail
I found a smart phone on the trail this year and learned a valuable lesson from the find. The phone was dead so when I got back from my trip I plugged it in and fired it up, expecting to get a l...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 28, 12:58am

Zebralight H600 or H600F?
I bought the H600 and was worried that it would be too much of a spot light. That hasn't been the case. The beam of the H600 has an 80 degree field so not much less than the floody version an...

In GEAR » Zebralight H600 or H600F?
October 27, 2:00am

InReach Explorer
The Explorer does have a map screen but no mapping capability. You can import (from GPX) tracks and waypoints and view them on the Inreach's small screen. You can also create waypoints an...

In GEAR » delorme inreach explorer
October 26, 11:13am

Strathcona Pack
Nice pack Dan. I like the tall slim profile of the pack (tall thin packs carry better IMO). Maybe I'll see it wandering around Strathcona Park some day?

In Make Your Own Gear » Strathcona Pack
October 24, 12:32am

Creeping Weight
>> I actually went full circle. My kids started to join me and so the pack weight went up. Now that they are teens, I am of no interest to them anymore so I am back on the warpath to lighten ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 1:16pm

Creeping Weight
"...but have been musing about going back in that direction on some upcoming trips" This statement basically describes where I'm at. I now pack based on the trip. If it's...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 1:01am

Dumbest thing you ever carried
On one of my recent trips, I was setting up camp in the evening and when I reached into my pack for my much loved NeoAir Short pad I was shocked to find that I had a NeoAir Short AND a NeoAir Large...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 17, 1:04am

Get PCT route fo Delorme Inreach Explorer?
You can import GPX files into your mapshare page and then sync your device to transfer them over to the inReach. The GPX track files can only have 500 track points in them (Delorme has set this l...

In GEAR » Get PCT route fo Delorme Inreach Explorer?
October 10, 11:38pm

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