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What time does SAC change their deals?
Does Steep and Cheap change their deal at a fixed time daily, or is it truly they wait untill it's all gone then switch? Thanks, MikeB

In Gear Deals » What time does SAC change their deals?
December 04, 8:14pm

Re: Potential hazard with CR123 Batteries
For a program need at work, we ran a test on a wide variety of these cells. The very best ones were Tadiran from Israel, the Panasonics were also very good, as were most of the US mfg'd cells....

In GEAR » Potential hazard with CR123 Batteries
December 04, 8:02pm

Re: Garmin GPSmap 60CSx $229 at Dicks
That's a really smoking deal. The great thing about the 60 and 76 CSX is their sensitivity: You have to try really hard to find a place these won't find the satellites. Nice catch!

In Gear Deals » Garmin CPSmap 60CSx $229 at Dicks
November 30, 9:42pm

Re: Lessons Learned
Man of Wisdom spaketh "and it turned into a 90 MPH pendulum coming straight back at you." I saw that one last year! The adrenalined kid tried to impress all when threw the line with a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
November 26, 8:33pm

Remember: Pencil&Paper, Sliderule or Calculator: Corollary to Compas vs. GPS
Anyone here old enough to remember when their calculator had both a "0" and "-0" answer, or a 3 hour battery lifetime? How about a sliderule? There is a revolution that is o...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS no compass?
November 26, 8:25pm

Where do you get big / wide shoes?
James, when I saw your post, I thought of one of our local kids who shot through a size 13 - 14 --- on the way to ??? Where do you get your shoes at?

In GEAR » Boot Sizing
November 25, 10:08am

Re: Re: Durability of FlexAirs
I had a similar experience, they seem to last some time (at least weeks) each. I also agree on the double tube vs. the single pillow, much more comfortable and stable.

In GEAR » Inflatable pillow?
November 24, 10:19pm

1 oz pillow
This one http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/flexair_dual_ultralight_pillow.html has worked well for me, and at 1 oz, it's about as light, preformed (inflatable) that ...

In Gear Lists » Winter Kit- Let me know what you think
November 21, 10:48pm

Re: ground is uncomfortable
For most, you're going to spend more time on your back than sitting or hiking. For me, the 26 oz inflatable insulated pad is a virtual *zero weight item*: I don't do the ground any more...

In GEAR » Help Me with a Gear Diet!
November 15, 9:28pm

Re: Re: SPAM review in reader reviews
Whoooorayyyyyy!!!!!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » SPAM review in reader reviews
November 14, 10:05pm

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
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