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Hydration & Water Treatment?
I run it through a pump to clean it up, then drop in the Chlorine Dioxide tablets, or boil it if it's going into the cooking pot. Might be a bit overkill for some.

In GEAR » Hydration & Water Treatment?
October 19, 2:59pm

Re: Pyramid 4 season/snow tent - info??
Check out this nice handy work from Kevin. Wish I had one... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/9459/index.html?skip_to_post=67947#67947

In Make Your Own Gear » Pyramid 4 season/snow tent - info??
October 15, 11:08pm

Re: What is the University of Scouting???
http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/pages/70_university_of_scouting_2007.cfm From the National Capitol region.

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
October 15, 10:40pm

Re: Why was I cold?
A few other factors come to mind: Humidity - higher humidity at low temps always seems colder to me (a desert dweller) than low humidity at the same temp Time between dinner and bed an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why was I cold?
October 15, 9:46pm

Early ULA Catalyst Straps
I have one of the earlier ULA Catalyst, every now and then, the straps roll onto their edges. I had heard someone had come up with a fix. Anyone know of it? Thanks, MikeB

In GEAR » Early ULA Catalyst Straps
October 14, 8:51pm

Re: Aerogel sleeping pad
Hey Colin, whatever you do, there are many of us that would be very interested in how well it works, in particular how robust the material is when a dynamic load is applied.

In Make Your Own Gear » Aerogel sleeping pad
October 09, 10:42pm

Re: Perfered Tarp Colors
Wow, a manufacturer asking my opinion! I like this guy! When is the last time someone else asked??? Considering the diversity in just "the shades of green" occuring naturally in the ...

In GEAR » Perfered Tarp Colors
October 05, 3:44pm

Re: Canister stove canister sizes...
We used 4 of these for 10 of us for 10 days last year, and it worked fine, altitude from 6 - 10 k. Total weight savings for the 4 x 16 oz vs. 8 of the 8 oz. was about 13 oz. Both seemed to be abl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Canister stove canister sizes...
September 30, 10:16pm

Re: Ski Poles
That's what I use. I swapped out the unique XC tips for rubber tips and they're excellent. Their production volume is enough to where they are very price competitive, if not down right ch...

In GEAR » How long should trekking poles be?
September 30, 2:46pm

Titanum Fuel Bottles
Every now and then they show up on ebay, and usually go for a pretty hefty premium.... Good luck, Mike

In Gear Swap » Wanted to Buy-MSR Titanium Fuel Bottles
September 28, 8:21pm

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