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Re: WTB Sleeping Bag for a big guy, plus cloudburst 2
You may want to consider an 'overbag', such as a Big Agnes. Significant room, and it works with an inflatable pad, so they are roomy and comfortable. Horse Thief is rated to 35F, that s...

In Gear Swap » WTB Sleeping Bag for a big guy, plus cloudburst 2
February 25, 10:11pm

Converting a sleeping bag to a vest?
I have a 2 year old Marmot Pounder we don't use much, but I do have a need for a synthetic lightweight vest. I was thinking of selling the Pounder and buying a lightweight vest, but.... A...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone converted a sleeping bag to a vest?
February 24, 9:14pm

Re: Montbell&GoLite jacket&bivy, CAMP harness,INOV-8 shoes
Al, thanks, the GoLite Ether received. Mike

In Gear Swap » Montbell&GoLite jacket&bivy, CAMP harness
February 23, 9:11am

Re: Shoulder Mounted Water Bottles
I have a Catalyst with 2 water bottle holders. I found the best size for me is two, 24 oz Propel bottles. The 32 oz are pushing the limit for staying on in rougher terrain or when moving quickly....

In GEAR » water bottle holder
February 21, 6:14pm

76/60 CSx
I have a Garmin 76CSx, it has excellent sensitivity, and a good map on it. It has enough memory to load a lot of topo's, and interfaces to your computer well. If you want the display, you m...

In GEAR » WTB New Handheld GPS-Recommendations Please?
February 20, 7:47pm

Mariposa Plus curved stays?
Has anyone heard about a timeframe for a change to curved stays on the Maricopa Plus?

In Gear Lists » AT 2008 SOBO gear list!!!!
February 19, 6:26pm

Re: Cheeseburger in a can
It reminds me of those hamburgers you buy at the football stadium.... only once:)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheeseburger in a can
February 18, 7:30pm

Re: How Many People Can You Outfit?
Depends who's reading this thread. If my dear, sweet wonderful wife is watching, it's 2.5. If not, it's 5+... Do I have too much stuff?

In GEAR » How Many People Can You Outfit?
February 16, 10:45pm

Re: dwr coating
I think BPL sells ReviveX. There are numerous others as well. I've heard they work on most fabrics. Only a couple of days? MikeB

In GEAR » Marmot Pounder any good?
February 16, 10:38pm

Re: Marmot Pounder any good?
Hi Andrew. It is a good bag. It's synthetic Primaloft, which helps in damp conditions. It's not water resistant. I have a 2005 Long model, I haven't used much lately. If you're ...

In GEAR » Marmot Pounder any good?
February 16, 9:56pm

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