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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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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

This picture made me go lightweight
I occasionally slacken off on my shoulder straps and let my pack drop back to let the breeze dry-off/cool down my back. I suspect my pack position would look very similar to the pack in the photo....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This picture made me go lightweight
June 09, 12:28am

Granite Gear Lattitude Vapor?
My son bought a Granite Gear pack recently (Vapor Flash)and when we were researching the Granite Gear Packs it looked to me that the Latitude Vapor is discontinued. I know it shows on their websit...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Lattitude Vapor?
June 09, 12:08am

Tent Recommendations
Tallbloke - My son had the top of his regular length Neoair just reaching the head end of the Copper Spur. The nice thing about the vertical end is that you can wedge your pillow against the wa...

In GEAR » Tent Recommendations
June 04, 9:05am

Tent Recommendations
I'd like to see some pictures of the Scarp 2 as well. Here's a few of the Copper Spur UL2... definitely can't compare to the Scarp 2 in width but has some very nice features. I par...

In GEAR » Tent Recommendations
June 04, 1:02am

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