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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.
My PDF Gear ListPhil's spring 2007 gear list

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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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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

Re: BPL Classics
These all come to mind -- A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain by Alan Dixon Boy Scout Gear List: Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, Summer by Doug Prosser Boy Scou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics - We want your input
May 11, 4:03pm

Re: Turkey Baggin
Mike, we will be cooking in a turkey bag (those mylar film cooking bags that you find at the grocery store). At the least we will use a plastic bag of some sort to cook everything. As we've dis...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 11, 2:50pm

Re: Philmont to stock canister fuel
Peter, I think you're right. I've used canisters at about 10K elevation before. Any loss in efficiency is negligible for the amount of time we'll be at altitude.

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 11, 1:13pm

Re: Tents in carry-on luggage
Susanita, the tent body will likely be just fine. But the TSA probably will not accept your poles and stakes.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tents in carry-on luggage
May 11, 5:59am

Re: Philmont to stock canister fuel
Hi Mike. You've done a little more detail work than I have on the weight comparison. But your calculations are convincing to me. A canister stove and fuel could be half the weight of a white ga...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 11, 5:55am

Philmont to stock canister fuel
News from Philmont is that in 2008 they will carry fuel canisters first time (isopro/butane). For our crews this means we just might not have to carry all of our fuel for the entire 10 days. The To...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 10, 4:56pm

Re: Scout Gear List
Kai, yes, boys can be pretty rough on their gear. Adults without backpacking experience can do some interesting things too. In our troop, we also look for ways to help families buy gear that is les...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scout Gear List
May 09, 5:03pm

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