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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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Water Treatment...
>>Finally, on water treatment. Other than the section from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite, I plan to generally drink untreated water.<< James - I would suggest at the very least carryi...

In Gear Lists » Trying to lighten- proposed 16 pound gear list
July 06, 9:20pm

non-mapping GPS...
Garmin makes the Etrex H which is a non-mapping, high sensitivity GPS. Probably the best value you will find. The only thing I can say about the non-mapping GPS is it is less expensive (mainly ...

In GEAR » Has anyone switched back to a non-mapping GPS?
July 04, 11:00pm

Colorado Screen Capture...
Did a quick check on a GPS forum and the answer seems to be: "press and hold the right soft key when you get to a screen you want to save. The screen shots get saved in [drive]:\Garmin\scrn...

In GEAR » Garmin Colorado 400t Handheld Color Mapping GPS - REVIEW
July 04, 2:02pm

xImage...
This is one of Garmin's best kept secrets. For some reason they make it hard to find on their site. It's a great little tool that allows you to take screen shots from your GPS as well as ...

In GEAR » Garmin Colorado 400t Handheld Color Mapping GPS - REVIEW
July 04, 1:51pm

Bear Bag...
I use an OR Helium Sack. Same design as the one you are using but half the weight.

In GEAR » Bear bag - what sack are you using?
July 01, 10:11am

PDA with GPS...
If you are looking at a phone/GPS combo, you have to be careful to select one that doesn't rely on the phone service for mapping. The maps will have to be stored on the phone (usually on a med...

In GEAR » PDA with GPS
June 29, 12:56pm

Tyvek footprint...
If you typically pitch your tent on rough ground like I do you should use a ground sheet. I don't worry about dirt on the tent floor, I'm worried about punctures that could deflate my slee...

In GEAR » Tent footprint - help me choose one
June 18, 8:43pm

Granite Gear
I have the Granite Gear Wisp and it weighs 19 grams more than the advertised weight. I could probably write off the weight discrepancy to dirt (it's seen a lot of use). Bottom line for me...

In GEAR » granite gear: dishonest advertising (pack weight)?
June 08, 7:40pm

Fast Fly is useless...
I have to agree. I bought the fast fly footprint with my tent because it was cheap. I can't actually imagine a time when I would use it because at 7 oz. the footprint is heavy and the poles (...

In GEAR » Big Agnes SL series... fast-fly is useless!
June 05, 10:43pm

Steripen pre-filter
Here's the Link to the earlier discussion on this topic. I use a water bag with the bottom cut off and a filter in the pull spout. I like the pull spout because it's easy to load up t...

In GEAR » Steripen Pre Filter
May 30, 2:40pm

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