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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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Which heart rate monitor
I really liked the simple functions of the Timex but it wasn't water resistent enough for me. Fogged within the first couple of weeks that I owned it and failed not long after (presumably from...

In GEAR » Which heart rate monitor
March 13, 5:56pm

Re: Montbell ssbags or ulspiral
I've tried Montbell's UL Super Stretch and because the fabric is stretchy you can't compress the down until you max out the stretch. It's actually easier to get cold spots in a regu...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Spiral
March 13, 5:44pm

Re: Montbell Super Spiral
I actually didn't trust Montbell to be accurate in the length as specified since their bags tend to fit small. I'm 6 ft right on, so if their size rating is accurate I could have ordered t...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Spiral
March 12, 10:04pm

Montbell Super Spiral...
I pulled the trigger and ordered the new UL Super Spiral Down hugger #3. Advertised weight (for the Long) is 24 oz with a temp rating of 30F (-1 C). I'll be interested in comparing it to my s...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Spiral
March 12, 7:48pm

Montbell Super Spiral
Montbell has finally posted their new model sleeping bags for 2010. I've been stalling on buying a new bag until they announced their new line-up. Now the decision... do I go for the new U.L...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Spiral
March 12, 4:32pm

UL Grizzly Bear Repellent
Bob - In some of the National Parks in Canada certain trails are closed to anything but a large group of hikers (I think 6 is the magic number) when bear activity is high in the area. It's ...

In GEAR » UL Grizzly Bear Repellent
March 07, 1:06am

New to lightweight backpacking
>>The Montbell Thermawrap jacket looks to be ideal. Combined with a baselayer shirt (have not decided between wool or Capilene) and the Mica jacket, is this a good lightweight 3 season combin...

In Gear Lists » New to lightweight backpacking
March 05, 1:06am

GPS Newbie
The electronic compass on a GPS does provide an added benefit (that I don't use) and is there to compensate for the fact that the directional input on your GPS screen is only good when you are ...

In GEAR » GPS Newbie
March 03, 2:13pm

GPS Newbie
Selecting the "best" GPS depends on what features you want. The Colorado, Oregon and Dakota are aimed at the Geocaching market and have poor battery life and a pile of features that don&...

In GEAR » GPS Newbie
March 03, 8:15am

GPS Newbie
Miguel - The Garmin Hcx is a really good unit. If you are night hiking in dangerous terrain, I would suggest that a GPS is only useful if you have existing tracks to follow. A GPS will alw...

In GEAR » GPS Newbie
March 03, 12:25am

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