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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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Headlamp recommendations
>> but am not appreciating the difference between the H52 floods and the H502 floods << The H502's have a wider flood beam (120 degree spread). The H52 flood models have 90 degr...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
February 28, 10:28am

What is your two item first aid kit?
I consider this idea (only two items) to fall into the "stupid light" category. I think the only thing that separates the light weight FAK risk takers from the robust FAK carriers is one...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
February 28, 1:45am

Headlamp recommendations
>> an emergency charger for my phone with this $6 doodad: Miller ML-102 Universal USB Smart Charger (32g) http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001919/1137904-miller-ml-102-universal-usb-sma...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
February 27, 10:43am

Solid vs Semi-solid vs mesh interior
I can extend the use of a light weight down bag into cooler temperatures with a semi-solid inner tent but I'm only gaining a few degrees of warmth. In my case it makes sense because I don'...

In GEAR » Solid vs Semi-solid vs mesh interior
February 26, 12:19am

Notch vs Lunar Solo
I have the Notch and have also had the old Lunar Solo (can't comment on the improved version) however the things that I didn't like about the Lunar Solo would still be a problem for me with...

In GEAR » Notch vs Lunar Duo
February 20, 1:29am

inReach Service Plans...
That's interesting, I didn't realize that InReach USA only offered yearly plans (until now). InReach Canada doesn't have yearly plans, only month to month. In fact, InReach Canada a...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
February 13, 9:55pm

Bad Elf Pro GPS?
>> My understanding is that the bad elf will be able to get GPS readings in places where the iphone would not...<< I don't have any experience with the Bad Elf device however, a ...

In GEAR » Bad Elf Pro GPS?
February 13, 4:17pm

Gear List ...
>> This is the visual gear list I used in 1970. >> That one really made me laugh!! In the early 70's, my gear list looked exactly the same. I used to carry it with me so that ...

In GEAR » Gear List Project: FEEDBACK Appeciated!
February 12, 12:22am

Montbell bag stretchiness
I have the SS #3 and won't go back to a non-stretch bag. It's stretchy enough that I can sit up cross-legged in mine without any problem. The only downside to the stretchiness is that whe...

In GEAR » Montbell bag stretchiness
February 12, 12:08am

Durability of waterproof jacket and pants...
In your original post you mentioned that you would use these for skiing as well as backpacking, so I think you need to focus on the outer fabric as well as the membrane. If I wore my light weight ...

In GEAR » Need a waterproof jacket and pants.
February 10, 1:36am

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