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Mike Barney (eaglemb) - BPL Forum Member

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Rainshadow is a winner
I've had the Cloudburst 2 and currently use a Rainshadow 2, both are good tents, but the Rainshadow is GIGANTIC. 2 big guys who roll a lot won't have a problem in the RS. On a 10 day outi...

In GEAR » Cloudburst 2 vs BD skylight vs ?? Need input!
September 21, 5:59pm

REI not so Indelible Mark
I've run int the same problem including just general abrasion and rubbing causing markings to come off of various plastic containers. I've used a Carters 'permanent marker' and cov...

In GEAR » Writing On Polyethylene Bottles
September 19, 6:32pm

Re: camping with bears in Russia
I don't think those bears are afraid of humans.....

In On the Web » camping with bears in Russia
September 18, 7:06pm

Re: Re: GG Mariposa + Carbon Stays
Good point. Unless you provided a anti-torque arm on each of them, or connected them, then that's an issue. On the other hand, it might be just as easy to use one of the lightweight pillows f...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack REVIEW
September 15, 11:07am

GG Mariposa + Carbon Stays
How hard would it be to get a carbon fiber stay made that had some degree or bend built into it?

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack REVIEW
September 14, 9:45pm

Re: + + Frogg Toggs
I'd second the Frogg Toggs. We have a couple of pairs. They are relatively comfortable, breath very well, and reasonably lightweight and rugged. MikeB

In GEAR » Which Rain Pants???
September 14, 2:37pm

Re: Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
I have concerns with Bearbangers. First, it would be nice to know how much of a fire hazard they might be. That was not clear from their web or MSDS page. This might be a prescription for disast...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
September 11, 9:07pm

Catalyst Sold
my son is going to buy it. Thanks, Mike

In Gear Swap » F.S. / 2006 ULA Catalyst pack
September 09, 3:08pm

email sent
email sent

In Gear Swap » F.S. / 2006 ULA Catalyst pack
September 08, 1:25pm

I paid college tuition for 3 before it expired, but still didn't get any discount. MikeB

In GEAR » Coupon
September 08, 12:41pm

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