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Phil Barton (flyfast) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Oklahoma
About Me Enjoying every outdoor adventure I share with friends and family. Learning more every day. has opened some great doors for me. Hikes have included the Wind River Range, Bob Marshall Wilderness, a wee bit of the Colorado Trail, Philmont, and others in OK, NM, AR, AZ, and CO.

Scouter with BSA Troop 945, Tulsa, OK.
My PDF Gear ListPhil's spring 2007 gear list

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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: Was UL a phase for you?
Reducing pack weight was a great place to start in becoming conscious about what I want to do in the backcountry. Learning how to be comfortable and safe while carrying less stuff gave me the confi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 05, 5:24pm

Re: Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
Beautiful work, Jeremy! Thanks for the inspiration.

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
April 30, 12:44pm

Re: JetBoil Joule
Wow. It's a bit expensive too. $200 at

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 10:30am

SOLD: 2012 Katabatic Gear Palisade Quilt
SOLD 1/16/2013 $355 for a like new Palisade Quilt. The price includes shipping in the US. The quilt also includes the original box, cotton storage sack, nylon stuff sack, the cord clip system, a...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2012 Katabatic Gear Palisade Quilt
January 15, 2:13pm

Re: Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
Great job. Thanks, Ryan.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 17, 1:51pm

Re: Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall?
Hey. Is the group open to more folks? Coming from Tulsa. Will have to work on my schedule to see if the GGG can fit. Glad to see an opportunity for new friends and fun on the ERL. I'll be c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall?
September 11, 9:03pm

Re: Lamar
Ryan, thanks. I really enjoyed that article. What a great experience for your older Scouts. I also felt your anxiety about grizzly bears. We are not the primal ruler for Yellowstone's wilder...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lamar
August 24, 12:32pm

Re: How Much Gas to Carry?
As Glenn says, the 8 ounce canisters are readily available at Philmont. Our crews have used 2 x 8 oz. canisters per stove over a trek. Don't get too concerned about resupply. You can obtain ...

May 04, 1:56pm

Sale pending
Responding to a PM right now.

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Highlite
May 02, 8:21pm

SOLD: WM Highlite
**SOLD 5/3/2012*** Western Mountaineering Highlite, long size, right hand zipper. Clean and in excellent condition. Includes stuff sack and cotton storage sack. $190 including 48 state USA shipp...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Highlite
May 02, 2:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Phil Barton

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
Maybe you don't have to worry about ticks. In the southern US it's something we have to continually address. The Pro-Tick Remedy is the best removal method I've run across. It is a simple,...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 24, 4:48pm

It's been almost 2 1/2 years since I bought my TT Squall but the process was memorably good. First, I spoke with Henry by phone to chat about the models and what would be the best fit for my hikin...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 26, 9:47am

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've had my pair of GoLite Reed pants since at least 2001. They were still sold as Ray-Way gear way back then. These pants are blue (as I remember getting them on sale). This vintage pair of pants...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 20, 5:41pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I've used RailRider shirts for about 5 years now. The RR Adventure Shirt has become a core piece of my warm weather hiking kit. It is well made, cool in hot weather, and very durable. I wear L ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 31, 5:21am

MSR Mug Mate Coffee Filter MSR coffee filter
Mike Clelland's article, "Techniques and Gear for the Lightweight Backcountry Coffee Connoisseur" (BackpackingLight Magazine, Issue 6) was a home run for me. I sorta, kinda, oh maybe a l...

In Cookware - Other
March 23, 2:05pm

Western Mountaineering Highlite
All the above ratings capture well the features of the Western Mountaineering HighLite. I've owned mine now for a year. What I really like about this bag is its warmth. I am amazed at what it c...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 23, 1:18pm

The Amp is my second pack from Brian Frankle. I’ve waited to post a review until my first outing with the pack this past weekend. The ULA Amp meets my expectations for a smaller volume pack to be used...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 23, 8:21am

Sawyer Premium Insect Repellant --
Sawyer brand permethrin spray is widely available here at Wal-Mart and many sporting goods stores. If you live in an area that isn't tick infested then count your blessings. If you do live or hike...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 16, 5:37am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
After several months of use for the BMW TorsoLite, I rate it a 4.5 (if that were allowed). It is reasonably light. It is warm enough for my winter camping. My only reservation is that I wish it were t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 2:58pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
TOPO! software to me is a mixed bag. I've owned 5 different map sets for a few years (US National Parks and 4 different states). What I've really liked -- the ability to print any map the ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
January 13, 12:16pm