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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.

backpackinglight.com 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.
CityTulsa
StateOK
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListPhil's spring 2007 gear list

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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: Bug/Sun longsleeve shirt
Brett, a slight tweak of Russell's suggestion is the RailRiders Adventure shirt. It's the same design as the Eco-Mesh but the elastic cuff on the sleeves is replaced with a button cuff. The...

In GEAR » Bug/Sun longsleeve shirt
May 18, 9:00am

Re: Bear Bagging
Steve, the bear bagging at Philmont is a different class of problem. Ryan's techniques work very well for hanging your individual food bag. At Philmont with a crew of 12 the food bags can be ab...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 17, 8:21am

Bear bagging
Doug, you've started me looking at options to replace the Philmont ropes and bear bags. That was to be the only Philmont provided gear we would use. What are you using to replace the mesh/b...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 16, 9:20pm

Re: Light Bear Ropes
Does anyone know a good online source for Amsteel rope? Thanks

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 15, 5:33pm

Re: Short update...
Doug, thanks for the insights. The Amsteel Blue Ropes 2.5mm is an interesting idea. What do you use for bear bag stuff sacks? Thanks also for the Trekking 1 course idea. You're right ...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 9:47pm

Re: Trek 23
Jim, I've heard that about using a solo shelter at Philmont. But we have an odd number in our crew. Our adults have been able to do the same in the past. We probably won't know 100% til we ...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 8:33pm

Re: Spreading the LIghweight gospel
Mitchell, thank you for helping those Scout troops. Scouting works because adults get involved and help. Those adults are all volunteers trying to spend time with their own son and help the troop. ...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 3:38pm

Re: Trek 23
John and Ed, isn't it a small world! Y'all will have to let us know how Trek 23 goes. We start 3 weeks after you Ed. Our Scouts and adults have always thought me a bit zealous about ligh...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 8:53am

Re: Lighter Gear
John, that is great to hear. Please fill us in on the trek. 8 weeks to go for us. Go light. Have more fun. Phil 710-B2 trek 23

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 13, 7:31pm

Re: Scout Gear List
Kai, you have covered everything really well. For soap, have you had a patrol share a small bottle? Jeremy's suggestion for alcohol hand cleaner works well. Bug repellant is an important ide...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scout Gear List
May 12, 6:59am

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

TarpTent
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

ULA Amp
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