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All Forum Posts by Stephen Barber

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re: GGG in Southern CA
March 11-13 is midweek, right? We might get more people if it's moved to the weekend. Whatever! I'm good for March 11-13, or the weekend of March 14-16. Great idea, Don, and good j...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
January 26, 8:52pm

re: Ziplock freezer bag
A 1 qt Ziplock freezer bag is 7" x 9". The inside diameter of the small Escape Pouch is 6 7/8"w x 7"h, and that of the large 8"w x 7.25"h. Looks like the small w...

In Gear Deals » New Product. Escape Pouch. Sale Soon.
January 24, 9:48am

re: Re: Into the Gray
What a great article! It was this sort of thing that first got me interested in Wish we had more of them. Thank you so much, Ike/Ari!

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 22, 7:11pm

re: light loads and pack frame
With some disc issues, I'm firmly in the framed pack even for light loads school of thought. I carry my lunch, a book or two, and some papers daily to my office in a frameless day pack, but any...

In GEAR » How many of you feel that a heavier framed pack carries light loads much better than a frameless?
January 21, 1:50pm

For me the answer was both - radical reduction of weight, AND a light (but not SUL) framed pack with good weight transfer. The ULA Catalyst did well, but the McHale is even better carrying the same...

In GEAR » Lighter pack or better frame with bad back?
January 21, 9:55am

Re: Does it matter?
Pitching your shelter on a fashion runway???

In GEAR » Sil Duomid color
January 17, 6:37pm

re: brown
I got a brown Cricket to match my hair. Then my hair turned gray. Now it doesn't match.

In GEAR » Sil Duomid color
January 17, 4:52pm

Re: "What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks"
Back in the day (60s, 70s), we pretty much all used external frame packs. I actually started with a frameless boy scout "rucksack", which killed my shoulders when carrying much more than ...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 12, 3:09pm

re:Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
Dining room? Never! Living room? Of course!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
January 11, 9:42pm

re: UL Headphones
Max, if you're wearing headphones while cycling on the road, touring or whatever, you're pretty much taking out your ability to hear what's coming up behind you - which increases your c...

In GEAR » UL Headphones that aren't earbuds!
January 10, 12:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am