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Going lightweight at Philmont
I liked the "fair share" comment. That clearly shows a lack of understanding on the leader's part. His knees must be much better than mine. Last year we saw packs up to 84 lbs,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
June 26, 6:19pm

Easy Lightweight Backpacking Presentation
I hope this helps. You can find it at: Then hit save or open. The goal is to find ways to share, and lightweight and inexpensive substitue ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » How do you lighten up Adults
June 21, 4:56pm

Lightening Up Presentation for Scouts
I have a ~ 1MB Powerpoint presentation on Packing Light we've done for our troop and a few others. If BPL or someone else has a server to put it on, I'd be happy to provide it. I can try ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » How do you lighten up Adults
June 20, 9:22pm

Why Philmont?
Hi Joe, fair question. Philmont provides significant logistics, resources and a program that could in part be produced elsewhere, but would take a very significant effort and capital to do so. ...

In Philmont » Selection guidance requested
June 18, 8:42pm

Ken Chaney no contact info for you listed
Ken, got your PM, but didn't see any contact info for you. You can contact me about it @

In Philmont » Selection guidance requested
June 17, 10:04pm

Sarah on Salt?
Sarah K, any commentary on why there seems to be so much sodium in commercially prepared dehydrated foods? Is it for preservation for long periods, taste, a combination or something else? Seems ...

In GEAR » Food?
June 17, 6:58pm

Don't be there...
Don't be there...

In Chaff » how do you handle a situtation like this?
June 13, 3:05pm

Re: Re: RE: Brainstorming the ideal camera :)
Good start Huzefa. I would put submit the ideal camera is: Always on thought controlled 540 degree view (360 azimuth, +90, -90 elevation) infinite zoom resolution greater than your eye can ...

In Photography » Brainstorming the ideal camera for backpacking photography
June 13, 11:02am

Philmont candidates
Roger, thanks, thats good feedback. We start the paperwork for the foundation tomorrow, so any other ideas from anyone would be appreciated. Regards, Mike

In Philmont » Selection guidance requested
June 10, 8:51pm

Philmont bearbagging
I would submit there is another reason to look at smaller, lightweight bags, something we did last year and will do again this year. The total empty weight of our 9 meal bags, 1 crew gear smellabl...

In Philmont » Philmont bearbagging
May 30, 12:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike Barney

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MSR Pocket Rocket
This is a pretty basic stove that is simple to operate. It's lightweight and reasonably efficient. We used 3 of these on a 10 day hike with 10 people and they worked well. The stove is reas...

In Stoves - Canister
December 08, 5:52pm

Light My Fire Spork
I like the LMF Spork, but it's almost too flexible. I can agree with many if not most of the comments above, and have had one break. When you use it to stir something very hot, it gets soft and ...

In Cookware - Other
November 23, 9:49pm

Garmin Rino 120 GPS and FRS / GMRS Radio
Great Idea, lacking implementation.The premis of the Rino family is that it would be great to know where others are via GPS location. Great Idea. This is accomplished by using FRS radio frequencies i...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
January 21, 2:53pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I had this bag for a short period, but really liked it. It's so warm, that it was almost too warm for me above freezing, but a very comfortable bag overall. It fits me (6'1") well a...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 04, 7:24pm

Atkinson's Chick-O-Stick Crunchy Peanut Butter & Coconut Candy
I really like the "Chick'O's", they do pack significant energy in a small package, and the taste is very good. They don't break as easy as some, and have a similar texture in h...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 27, 5:29pm

Jolt Gum
I guess if I was going to give this a really fair shake I'd have consumed the whole pack. Unfortunately or fortunately 1/2 a piece was more than enough. The taste isn't there, and I do have ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 11, 11:09pm

Big Agnes
We had a short term need for a bag and pad we could use at Philmont, and the Scout was on a budget. We looked around and called Big Agnes. They had a demo bag come in the next day, and they called b...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 11, 7:28pm

Walmart really does have nice people in their outdoors department at our local establishment, who know a lot about the Coleman lanterns and stoves and shotguns / rifles and ammo and really try to hel...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 10:24pm

Tarptent Cloudburst
The Cloudburst 2 was my first tent from Tarptent. I like the design, and it holds up well in rain and wind. It sleeps 2 comfortably and sets up pretty easily with as few as 3 stakes. It weight a ha...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
December 04, 9:24pm

Sling-Light Chair w/ body and kneck rest
I purchased 2 of these initially for a 2 week hike. In the store, it seemed like a pretty good idea during a quick checkout. It's less than 2 lbs, so one of the lighter camp chairs available. It do...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 04, 8:25pm