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All Forum Posts by Stephen Barber

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Re: Re: Benchmade 531
"I know, I know, I totally don't NEED it, but if you're on this site, I feel its safe to assume that you know where I'm coming from." Ha! Two minds in the same gutter! N...

In Gear Deals » knife deals?
March 14, 11:18pm

Benchmade 531
Joseph, I don't know if you're aware of it, but Benchmade has a new version of the 530, numbered 531. Instead of the dagger type blade, it has a spear point blade with a single flat grind (...

In Gear Deals » knife deals?
March 14, 6:33pm

MLD at SoCal GGG...sorta!
Henniger Flats is a long way from Mountain Laurel Designs in Virginia, but I happen to have a small assortment of MLD mids, in a mix of silnylon and cuben, which I'd be glad to bring up for any...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 14, 10:55am

Re: East Bay "non-trip" report
" To Stephen's comment, snowy nights are great to muffle the neighbourhood noise." Yeah, like that's gonna happen here in the heart of urban SoCal in a drought! Debbie, I n...

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay "non-trip" report
March 12, 10:16pm

re: East Bay "non-trip" report
Great way to deal with the "can't really go" problem! I've done some nights "testing: equipment in the backyard too. I always amazes me how noisy my neighborhood is at night!...

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay "non-trip" report
March 12, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
Chia seeds instead of eggs!!! What a great idea! Thanks!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
March 12, 10:30am

Re: Knife sharpeners
Delmar, that sounds like a great knife! Too bad they don't still make it. ZPD 189 clad with a softer stainless sounds near ideal. David, absolutely agree about the emery cloth. Also agree wi...

In GEAR » Knife sharpeners
March 08, 9:16pm

What knife (knives) are you using? The "ZDP blades I use are clad on either side with 420J" models hardened to the 60s?

In GEAR » Knife sharpeners
March 07, 7:10pm

Re: Re: Pattern for MYOG Hip Belt Pocket/Pouch
I like Lance's pattern especially because it makes the pocket from a single piece of material, which saves a lot of piecing and sewing. The only change I'd make is to add maybe 1.5" to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pattern for MYOG Hip Belt Pocket/Pouch?
March 06, 8:49pm

re: Pattern for MYOG Hip Belt Pocket/Pouch?
Delmar, the whole sewing thing, along with pattern making, is a lot easier if you were brought up by a mom and grandma who were professional "sewists", or tailors, as we call them! Before...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pattern for MYOG Hip Belt Pocket/Pouch?
March 06, 7:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am