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Phil Barton (flyfast) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Oklahoma
About Me Enjoying every outdoor adventure I share with friends and family. Learning more every day.

backpackinglight.com has opened some great doors for me. Hikes have included the Wind River Range, Bob Marshall Wilderness, a wee bit of the Colorado Trail, Philmont, and others in OK, NM, AR, AZ, and CO.

Scouter with BSA Troop 945, Tulsa, OK.
CityTulsa
StateOK
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListPhil's spring 2007 gear list

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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: Squirrel chewed through my mesh tent wall! Help!
Isn't that why they invented duct tape? Actually, Colleen's advice sounds just right.

In Make Your Own Gear » Squirrel chewed through my mesh tent wall! Help!
August 29, 5:14pm

Re: Best Cozy material?
Mike, Reflectix is a plastic bubble wrap with an aluminum foil applied to both outside surfaces. I would suspect that it melts quickly near a flame. It has no problem with boiling water. It's m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 23, 6:05am

Re: Best Cozy material?
Mike, here's an old photo of a cozy made to fit a SnowPeak Trek 900 Ti pot. It couldn't be much simpler. The cylinder is taped to a circular bottom. The lid fits on top when the pot is insi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 22, 11:05pm

Re: Best Cozy material?
Mike, I haven't yet tried exactly the size of a cozy that you describe. But I've made 3 different size cozies from Reflectix material. Sourced several feet of it at a local Ace hardware sto...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 22, 10:09pm

Re: Poncho Tarps List
Brett, yes, the MLD Pro is an expensive piece. But I had already tried the GoLite. Big differences that I found: The quality of the MLD is top notch. The hood design of the MLD is unique and bett...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 22, 9:31pm

Re: Poncho Tarps List
Brett, here's two systems that I use depending on the season and destination: TarpTent Squall with rear pole & stakes 33 oz (use hiking pole for front pole) Go-Lite Reed & Squal...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 7:10am

Re: Permethrin
> Does anyone know if permithrin either a) can ruin or deteriorate fabrics or b) diminish breathability? Ryan, I've used the spray application Permethrin for several years. I've not f...

In GEAR » RailRiders Eco-Mesh shirt...
August 19, 10:40am

RailRiders Eco-Mesh shirt...
Ryan, I have several years of experience with the RR shirts. I prefer the Adventure shirt over the Eco-Mesh as I find it more comfortable to have button cuffs rather than elastic. I have found ...

In GEAR » RailRiders Eco-Mesh shirt...
August 17, 12:05pm

PCT Food Hanging Method & Spectra 725
In the morning, I'm stumbling to the bear bag in search of coffee. So, Like Luke, I usually just break the darned stick.

In Philosophy & Technique » PCT Food Hanging Method & Spectra 725
August 03, 4:01pm

Re: SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
Ron, one place to start selling SUL and UL backpacking is in Scouting. Adult Scout leaders are busy people focused on delivering a values based program. I am one. Many Scouters that I know are i...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 28, 2:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Phil Barton

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
Maybe you don't have to worry about ticks. In the southern US it's something we have to continually address. The Pro-Tick Remedy is the best removal method I've run across. It is a simple,...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 24, 4:48pm

TarpTent
It's been almost 2 1/2 years since I bought my TT Squall but the process was memorably good. First, I spoke with Henry by phone to chat about the models and what would be the best fit for my hikin...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 26, 9:47am

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've had my pair of GoLite Reed pants since at least 2001. They were still sold as Ray-Way gear way back then. These pants are blue (as I remember getting them on sale). This vintage pair of pants...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 20, 5:41pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I've used RailRider shirts for about 5 years now. The RR Adventure Shirt has become a core piece of my warm weather hiking kit. It is well made, cool in hot weather, and very durable. I wear L ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 31, 5:21am

MSR Mug Mate Coffee Filter MSR coffee filter
Mike Clelland's article, "Techniques and Gear for the Lightweight Backcountry Coffee Connoisseur" (BackpackingLight Magazine, Issue 6) was a home run for me. I sorta, kinda, oh maybe a l...

In Cookware - Other
March 23, 2:05pm

Western Mountaineering Highlite
All the above ratings capture well the features of the Western Mountaineering HighLite. I've owned mine now for a year. What I really like about this bag is its warmth. I am amazed at what it c...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 23, 1:18pm

ULA Amp
The Amp is my second pack from Brian Frankle. I’ve waited to post a review until my first outing with the pack this past weekend. The ULA Amp meets my expectations for a smaller volume pack to be used...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 23, 8:21am

Sawyer Premium Insect Repellant --
Sawyer brand permethrin spray is widely available here at Wal-Mart and many sporting goods stores. If you live in an area that isn't tick infested then count your blessings. If you do live or hike...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 16, 5:37am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
After several months of use for the BMW TorsoLite, I rate it a 4.5 (if that were allowed). It is reasonably light. It is warm enough for my winter camping. My only reservation is that I wish it were t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 2:58pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
TOPO! software to me is a mixed bag. I've owned 5 different map sets for a few years (US National Parks and 4 different states). What I've really liked -- the ability to print any map the ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
January 13, 12:16pm