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Mike W (skopeo) - BPL Premium 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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neutral or cool
I bought the H52W AA headlamp because I thought the better color rendition would be more pleasing to the eye when night. As it turns out, I much prefer the piercing white light of the cool white e...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 19, 12:16am

OR...
>> What is wrong with the H602 with the LI battery? << Nothing wrong with the H602, if that's the kind of light you want for backpacking. From my perspective, I don't want...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 5:57pm

Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
>> I was surprised to read that the lux for both lights was the same. Very interesting, was it the spot beam of the Storm headlamp? << I measured the spot beam. Since lux measur...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 3:09pm

Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
@Greg - the Zebralight has an 80 degree spill (12 degree hotspot), which at 50 lm is good for moderate trails at walking speed. If I need to see something that is up or down I just tip it for a s...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 12:03pm

Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
I own both of these lights and I know that you can't always believe what you read with the specs. I have a couple of Zebralights and a variety of other headlamps and although I prefer the Zeb...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 11:25am

Rechargeable Li-Ion 18650 batteries in cold weather
If you go with the newer H52 (AA) series you can use Lithium AA (disposable), Eneloops, or the 14500 Li-ion rechargeable batteries. It's really nice to have that option.

In GEAR » Rechargeable Li-Ion 18650 batteries in cold weather
November 13, 1:14am

Knee braces while hiking
I've just gone through this and will comment on my experience. After having the cartilage in my knee cleaned up for a second time (first time was 20+ years back), I was advised by my surgeon t...

In GEAR » Knee braces while hiking
November 13, 1:03am

Relative warmth of Montbell jackets
Yes, the UL Down jacket is significantly warmer but I won't attempt to give a "degrees difference" in warmth as everybody is different. A young guy that runs warm may be hot in the T...

In GEAR » Relative warmth of Montbell jackets
November 11, 1:40am

Relative warmth of Montbell jackets
This graph from Richard Nisley's thread on garment warmth may be what you are looking for. http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1235191188_10421.jpg The entire ...

In GEAR » Relative warmth of Montbell jackets
November 11, 1:17am

Still waiting for Zebralight H52
I'm still waiting for mine to reach me... a slow boat from China... Did you use 14500 Lithium batteries in yours? If not, you should get some... the short burst at 500 Lm is impressive!

In GEAR » Still waiting for Zebralight H52
November 08, 12:15am

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