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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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Zebralight
I used the .01 lm light on my last trip. When I went to bed I left the light "on" so that I could more easily find it in the dark. It worked OK but I had to make sure the light was propp...

In GEAR » Zebralight
January 24, 8:36pm

Zebralight
I've been watching Zebralights website lately and am completely puzzled at how these guys stay in business. They currently have 15 headlights and 7 flashlights listed on their website but not...

In GEAR » Zebralight
January 24, 11:50am

How many of you feel that a heavier framed pack carries light loads much better than a frameless?
Not me. I always keep an open mind especially if I'm approaching the upper weight in the range you mentioned. For me, the final step before packing up for a trip is to pull out all of m...

In GEAR » How many of you feel that a heavier framed pack carries light loads much better than a frameless?
January 21, 11:32am

What's your big four weigh/cost?
Interesting exercise as I've never totaled the cost before. Seems that I bought all of my big 4 from the USA, so it cost me significantly more than the locals would pay for the same gear becau...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 20, 12:46am

The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
I always carry a little extra guy line to extend the lines so that they can reach the ground if needed when I'm setting up on a platform. In the picture below I used rocks on one end, extended...

In GEAR » The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
January 09, 12:30am

DeLorme inReach SE
>> It is easier to store waypoints on a GPS receiver, then transfer those to any map once home again << Ahhh, but that would mean you'd have to carry a GPS receiver! I can leav...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
January 07, 1:48pm

inReach SE...
>> It goes against my nature to pay somebody $4 per month for nothing. << The $4 per month gets you your own web map, online storage of all your contacts, pre-composed messages, down...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
January 07, 12:54am

inReach SE
@Bob - I use the inReach very much as you have described. I don't always know when I will stay longer or if I plan to bail early, so it's nice to have an option to let others know your pla...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
January 06, 10:19pm

inReach SE...
@Bob I agree that the inReach SE seems to be built well but it's hard plastic, so a drop on the rocks might damage it. Delorme sells a neoprene case that would really help it survive a drop...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
January 06, 12:50am

pad to garmin?
OK, now I understand what you are trying to do. Obviously, a pad with a USB port would solve your problem of data transfer. You can also look for a device (pad) that can take an inserted SD c...

In GEAR » pad to garmin?
January 05, 6:05pm

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