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Re: trees and heat
If it was a clear night, I expect a fair amount of the cooling was from black body radiation.

In GEAR » A floor in a tent/condensation
January 07, 8:53pm

You mean the $20 I pay Ryan for a 3.80 was wasted?
Darn, you mean I wasted $20 ;) I'd still like to see the following: 1) Total # of posts / reviews (cumulative or annually) 2) A "report this overt spam" button on each post

In Chaff » ROFL -- The Day After
December 31, 3:25pm

"WTB: three person tent"
If you're car camping, checkout REI, they're having an end of the year sale and have some that are about 1/2 price. Not ultralight, but not bad.

In Gear Swap » WTB: three person tent
December 27, 12:07pm

Re: Trying to Understand Temperatures
You have a couple of questions there. First F to C Temperature conversion is linear, commonly 9/5 x C + 32 converts C to F (and vice versa). The "10 F" difference you're asking...

In GEAR » Trying to Understand Temperatures
December 18, 7:41pm

11,000 ftlbs of stopping power, lightweight version available
"Staring down a full grown cat clad in lycra with a rock..." Pyeyo, you get the cahones award! For those that want to carry, it looks like there is something closer to a 'sure f...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 17, 8:16pm

Re: GEOS Search & Rescue Benefit for $7.95/yr
I read it as they don't pay for stupid or gross incompetence.

In GEAR » SPOT personal tracker
December 17, 6:08pm

Pea Shooter or Cannon?
Interesting discussion. Having a weapon is one thing. Having it available and ready for use in a surprise incident in a few seconds is something else. Knowing how to use it and packing it in a r...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 16, 10:13pm

Free Urban Climber Magazine
If you're into urban climbing whatever that is, here's another free magazine offer (or if you use the magazines for heat, same deal:!http//a3...

In Other Activities » Free Urban Climber Magazine
December 11, 5:16pm

Free Climbing Magazine
This may or may not work for you, but try this link if you want a free year to Climbing mag. good luck...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Free Climbing Magazine
December 06, 7:26am

Re: Re: Backpacking Light Subscription Pricing
I'd also agree with Steve-O on saving $'s, but also note that technique and tips can be worth much more than the advice on gear.

In GEAR » Backpacking Light Subscription Pricing
December 05, 9:05pm

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