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All Forum Posts by Stephen Barber

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re: Vampire stakes
Which witches? (Sorry, I couldn't help it!)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » General stake query
January 25, 10:49am

Bobcat
Bobcats just love a trail with a great view! ;) Great photos! The cat seems very focused on getting somewhere.

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
January 25, 8:51am

Re: GGG/SOCAL 2015
Bummer! I'm already scheduled for that weekend.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Southern California GGG 2015?
January 22, 10:23am

RNP Instructions
So how do we get the more detailed instructions? At the moment, you have not given BPL an email address, so...?

In GEAR » Hiking Condensation-free in Rain
January 21, 10:26pm

Re: Re: Thanks
If you're looking for some protein to add, check the Mexican section for carne seca (dry meat). It is both dried and shredded, and reconstitutes sorta well (!). Usually a bit chewy! You can mak...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 18, 9:54pm

re: MLD Superlight Bivy
It may depend on the normal hiking season weather in your area - though Yosemite is not quite the same as Ontario! I have been using the MLD Superlight with full net hood for several years and a...

In GEAR » Zpacks Splash Bivy or MLD Superlight Bivy?
January 17, 2:12pm

re:sawyer mini is too slow!
FWIW, on a trip with a half dozen guys last year, there was a mix of Sawyer Minis and Steripens carried. Within two days, the Sawyers never again came out of the packs. Everyone wanted to use the S...

In GEAR » Checking in: Sawyer Mini
January 16, 10:32am

re: Sometimes muskrat is substituted for duck...
"Sometimes muskrat is substituted for duck because it tastes like duck ..." I once saw a muskrat busily chewing on some roots. There was a mallard swimming by who saw the muskrat's...

In On the Web » Eat a nutria, save Louisiana
January 16, 10:28am

re: steripen users
I read this quite awhile ago, but as I recall it takes considerable time (days to weeks) for bacteria, etc., to repair their messed up DNA. So it's basically a non-issue if you're hiking an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » steripen users..
January 16, 10:19am

re: Online California Fire Permits
I love the white plastic folding chairs! I always pack those in! Not to mention a full sized shovel and large plastic bucket!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Online California Fire Permits
January 15, 9:37am

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am