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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.
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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: Footwear@Philmont
+1 for trail running shoes. Your feet will be happy. I also have used low gaiters and found them helpful. Phil

In Philmont » A couple questions on Phlmont (tents, gaiters, boots).
February 15, 7:29pm

Re: Highlite
PM sent

In Gear Swap » WTB: WM Summerlite (preferred) or Versalite
February 15, 7:25pm

Re: WM Highlite
Elisabeth, sent you a PM. Thanks

In Gear Swap » WTB: WM Summerlite (preferred) or Versalite
February 13, 6:54pm

Re: Philmont cooking
My vote is #5 - Rehydrate in bowl method. On our Philmont treks we fiddled with the turkey bag method. It's OK but complicated. Our rangers never had an issue with our cooking style. Our cre...

In Philmont » Philmont cooking
February 10, 7:27am

Re: Two questions about Western Mountaineering bags
I've used the WM Highlite regular length for the last 6 years. I'm 6' and usually around 195 pounds. It is a slim fit but I have been able to wear a puffy jacket on cool nights. I'v...

In GEAR » Two questions about Western Mountaineering bags
February 09, 7:37pm

Re: Philmont Backpacks
One more experience - in our last 3 crews, our most frequent packs were the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus (about 3,600 c.i.) and the ULA Circuit (about 4,200 c.i.). I've carried the GG. Space in ...

In Philmont » Philmont Backpacks
February 09, 6:45pm

Re: Mistaken for Strangers
Eugene, bravo! Beautiful photography. Great video. Thanks for sharing the experience. By the way, I'm another Oklahoma hiker. I would love to hear about plans if you are interested in sharin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mistaken for Strangers
September 07, 11:59am

Re: How many packs do you own?
Let's see.... at least 7 GoLite Pinnacle GG Murmur GoLite 24 daypack ULA P-1 and 3-4 old hydration and daypacks laying around. Time to sell some stuff!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How many packs do you own?
August 26, 9:29am

SOLD: Thanks for looking.

In Gear Swap » BPL TorsoLite and NeoAir
August 23, 6:54pm

SOLD: A 5 year-old BPL TorsoLite, $35. The TorsoLite has had moderate use. I've applied strips of SilNet silicone seam sealer across both the top and bottom to help minimize the slipperiness of...

In Gear Swap » BPL TorsoLite and NeoAir
August 17, 3:27pm

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