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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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Montbell UL Down Jacket
I have the UL Down Jacket and it's a good mid-season jacket. I got tired of trying to stretch it's useful range into the shoulder season though, and have just bought a Montbell Alpine Ligh...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Jacket
January 29, 12:08am

Battery charger pack specs comparison!
Like Bob mentioned, I like to be able to carry spare batteries for my charger so I bought a SolarFocus charger that uses AA batteries for its power source. I don't use the recharbgeables that ...

In GEAR » Battery charger pack specs comparison!
January 28, 2:18pm

Another Headlamp thread...
The Black Diamond Storm is a pretty good headlight if you don't mind a slightly heavier light. It uses 4 AAA batteries, and has an infinitely adjustable beam so the battery life is easy to man...

In GEAR » Another Headlamp thread...
January 26, 11:44pm

Zebralight Coupon Code...
OOPS, My Bad!! I went by memory, which at my age is a losing proposition. The code is actually "zebrastripes" when ordering at Illuminationsupplies.com I've corrected it in my...

In GEAR » Zebralight
January 25, 11:10pm

Solar charged camera
The Olympus Tough cameras charge via USB. I have the Olympus TG 820 and really like the picture quality but it's a brick! Since I have a history of being hard on cameras, I accept the extra w...

In GEAR » Solar charged camera
January 25, 8:08pm

Zebralight discount code
You can use "zebrastripes" discount code at illuminationsupply.com to get a good discount. I checked out illuminationsupply.com when I was looking for my most recent light but because...

In GEAR » Zebralight
January 25, 10:54am

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

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

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