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Mike Barney (eaglemb) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: BASE Jumping
Sheeesssssssh. Very impressive photography (and cahones). -conversely- There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots.

In Chaff » BASE Jumping
November 12, 9:13pm

Re: Slightly Bigger UrsaLite Micro Carabiner?
Does this help?

In GEAR » Slightly Bigger UrsaLite Micro Carabiner?
November 11, 9:30pm

Richard Nisley / Ion Mask
Richard seems to have a very good handle on this subject. Maybe he could help define some of the less expensive test for BPL for a gift certificate??? Just a thought. MikeB

In GEAR » Condensation fix for single wall tents ?
November 10, 5:18pm

Re: Ion Mask
Actually, Richard Nisley wins, he nailed it first, I just looked at it from a business perspective and noticed they had VC involved.... Nice catch Richard.

In GEAR » Condensation fix for single wall tents ?
November 08, 9:05pm

Re: Re: Condensation fix?
Not that this is necessiarly the same technology, but read their website including the statement below. They are Venture Capital funded. Those guys typically have pretty solid IP licensing rights,...

In GEAR » Condensation fix for single wall tents ?
November 07, 8:35pm

"Altitude Sickness"
I'm aware of a few thing people do in AZ and CO when they head to altitude (10K- 14K) to ward off physiological problems at altitude. 1) Get there 3-5 days early at an intermediate altitude ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Altitude Sickness
November 01, 6:39pm

Re: Re: "How can I make my sleeping bag warmer for winter travel??"
We had a kid use a single 40 bag in 17F weather last year, the next morning all of his toes were blue and feet stiff as a board when he didn't follow directions for putting 1 40F bag inside of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How can I make my sleeping bag warmer for winter travel??
October 31, 10:18pm

Re: SPAM review in reader reviews
Good catch Shawn. If any of the BPL staff is listening, I'd like to reiterate a consideration of a little "report me" icon on each post and review. This is an outstanding forum, t...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » SPAM review in reader reviews
October 29, 9:27pm

Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
1) If your spouse isn't happy when you're leaving, the situation may not have improved when you return... 2) Taking a little extra food and water has a significant upside and little down...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 27, 6:28pm

Re: Recharging CR 2016 or 2032 Batteries?
I designed electronic comm gear in the past that used these lithiums. The manufacturer at the time (Tadiran) recommended a very small charging current (microamps) to keep the batteries topped off....

In GEAR » Recharging CR 2016 or 2032 Batteries?
October 26, 5:42pm

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