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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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new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
I have an electronic compass in my Garmin GPS and in my watch and I don't use either of them. You have to calibrate them constantly and as mentioned above, they are error prone. Magellan made...

In GEAR » new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
June 27, 12:59am

Adventures in sleeping
My problem with my arms dropping off the edge of the 20 inch NeoAir is that it's cold unless you put something under your arms to keep them up off the ground. I use most of my extra clothing t...

In GEAR » Adventures in sleeping
June 24, 8:09pm

Adventures in sleeping
Ken - Thanks for posting a great series of photos. These types of comparisons really help. The large NeoAir looks like a real winner to me and when I see you on the 25 inch wide NeoAir compared...

In GEAR » Adventures in sleeping
June 23, 12:22am

Durability and comfort of Neo Air vs. Big Agnes pads
Ken - Post pictures of the Large (with a sleeping bag or person on it). I have the old BA insulated air core and a NeoAir. As long as I deflate the NeoAir a bit it works very well for me. I op...

In GEAR » Durability and comfort of Neo Air vs. Big Agnes pads
June 20, 8:52pm

A "SIRF" Geko replcaement?!
The SIRF chipset was a proprietary chipset and Garmin had to license the use of them which cost us more (the GPSs with SIRF chips have a Sirf logo or banner). The new chipsets have been made by se...

In GEAR » A "SIRF" Geko replcaement?!
June 16, 11:32pm

Wp/b jackets - Need Market Update
From an email I sent to Montbell a while back: "We are actually discontinuing the Peak Shell, so we will not be receiving anymore." They still have stock in some colors. I als...

In GEAR » Wp/b jackets - Need Market Update
June 14, 2:47pm

Wp/b jackets - Need Market Update
I have the Golite Virga and Montbell's Peak Shell. The Virga doesn't breath well at all and mine doesn't have hand warmer pockets which I missed so I bought the Peak Shell. I haven&...

In GEAR » Wp/b jackets - Need Market Update
June 12, 11:07pm

Water Filter Failure
Rick - Thanks for the info regarding the filter cartridge. The pump still pumps well and cartridge looks fine and he said the water was clear after pumping. It's probably fine but I'm ...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
June 12, 12:12pm

Water Filter Failure
I really wasn't trying to promote the Steripen or any other UV treatment. I was just passing along some info that I thought might help others. The significant thing in my son's experien...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
June 12, 10:22am

Water Filter Failure
I thought I’d post this as a warning to filter users (it was certainly a lesson learned the hard way for my son) and to solicit comments and advice from forum members. My son just returned f...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
June 12, 1:26am

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