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Miles Barger (milesbarger) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale West Virginia
About Me I was a guide for many years in Yellowstone, Denali, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Moved to Eugene, Oregon, for my Master's and got a good taste of the PNW. Now I'm in West Virginia making maps for all of our wonderful national parks with the NPS Publications program at Harpers Ferry Center.
CityCharles Town
StateWest Virginia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://milesbarger.com
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All Forum Posts by Miles Barger

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BC Permit Thoughts
"Lying to the rangers that you're going for an out-and-back hike will ultimately be a bad idea on the off chance that you're stopped by a backcountry ranger during or after the trip wh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
April 29, 7:21pm

From someone who's issued permits
I spent a summer issuing permits in Yellowstone and am close friends with lots of NPS Backcountry Office staffers. First: Neither I nor my friends have ever denied anyone a permit for perceived ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
April 28, 10:51pm

SOLD.
Thanks everybody!

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD LiteSoul Bivy
March 09, 5:51pm

Sale Pending
Jim's got it.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD LiteSoul Bivy
March 08, 9:50pm

FS: MLD LiteSoul Bivy
Size: Regular. Weight: 4.4 oz. This bivy has a Cuben bottom and Momentum top, is impeccably made, and is wicked light (more product details here). I bought it awhile back thinking I'd make ...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD LiteSoul Bivy
March 08, 4:32pm

Not in bad shape
I should say that the bag is definitely not in bad shape. I've had it for almost 4 years, and it's as lofty as ever. I'd like to overfill because the down has a tendency to shift more t...

In GEAR » Adding down to an old bag
March 01, 10:37am

Adding down to an old bag
Any companies out there that will add down to an old bag? Specifically, I'd like to add a few ounces of overfill to my WM Summerlite.

In GEAR » Adding down to an old bag
February 28, 10:56pm

Ditto
I've been thinking of doing the same this winter. Let me know about any good information you find, please.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Crater Lake Rim
December 26, 10:44pm

Nano Puff = Awesome
Lots of detail from me here. After wearing it another few months, I only love it more. I live in this thing.

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Puff Pull Over
December 07, 9:53pm

Micropuff color
Had a lot of questions about this—my fault for not posting it originally. All of the Micropuff items are black.

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL, MLD, Patagonia, Tarptent, WM, and more!
September 15, 9:54am

All Reader Reviews by Miles Barger

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Montbell Peak Shell
I was a guide in Denali NP during the summer of 2008. It rained almost every day for all of July and the first week of August this year, and I was out in it all day, every day. My MontBell Peak She...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 14, 10:59am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I bought two pair of Darn Tough's 1/4 Mesh Merino socks in size Large on closeout at an internet retailer. After wearing one pair for a short, 8-mile hike, a hole formed by the big toe on my righ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 02, 5:51pm

Bent Gate Moutaineering Customer Service
Bent Gate Mountaineering I ordered a Western Mountaineering Summerlite from them. The price was very good, the item shipped quickly, and the bag arrived just...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 19, 12:11pm

ULA Equipment
This review is really a 4.5. Brian has always thoughtfully and informatively responded to my emails. His products are absolutely top notch, and I have no doubt that he would stand firmly behind hi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 18, 12:21pm

Marmot Ion
Man, what a disappointment. I, too, got stuck with the Campmor version of the Ion. I'm quite thin and short-waisted, so the Ion's athletic cut and short length were great for me. The fit of...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 18, 12:15pm

Gossamer Gear
I've ordered a handful of pads and small items from Gossamer Gear. The products have always shipped out the next day, I've been kept up to date with good emails, and things have always arrive...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 18, 12:10pm

ULA H2O Amigo
I've owned the H20 Amigo for about one year, with most of my use concentrated in Yellowstone and the Tetons during the summer of 2006. When I'm by myself, I tend to stick to AquaMira becaus...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 18, 12:06pm

Grand Prairie Knives Customer Service
Grand Prairie Knives I bought a Gerber Microlight LST from the site. The price was great. I entered an incorrect digit when putting in my credit card info. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 17, 2:53pm