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Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
We've been close within 100m only a few times, seen them in the distance more often, many times seen their recent droppings, and as a kid, had one stick his head in the car window (ok, it had c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
September 07, 2:57pm

Re: Tested out the Cuben Hybrid Mid last week!
What Cuben did you use? Sewn, glued or taped? How long did it take you to make it? Thanks, MikeB

In Make Your Own Gear » Tested out the Cuben Hybrid Mid last week!
September 06, 11:28pm

Any $'s or BoM
Great tent. Any Bill of Materials or Cost estimates? Thanks, Mike

In Make Your Own Gear » Update on Cuben Double wall tent
September 03, 2:11pm

Re: Re: WTB: 800 fill, sub 25degree mummy
How about a 900 fill -20 bag for $250?

In Gear Swap » WTB: 800 fill, sub 25degree mummy
September 01, 10:01am

ISP email
A lot more sites are starting to do this, because of the amount of questionable email that comes from gmail, yahoo, and other free services. What you may be able to do is to find one of the sm...

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 26, 11:08pm

Re: Re: Contributions to Boy Scouts
Correct Richard, we're going through the 501c3 process now for the troop. Thanks, Mike

In GEAR » What would you spend your bonus on?
August 26, 12:48pm

Re: What would you spend your bonus on?
I'M GETTING A BONUS? REALLY!?!? Is someone telling my boss? I had this idea after collecting $ for Philmont next year, and seeing a couple of kids have to back out (likely because of not j...

In GEAR » What would you spend your bonus on?
August 24, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Best Cozy material?
Thanks Brett and Phil. Brett, the 8 qt aluminum pot weights 20 oz, I slightly edited the post to indicate that, thanks for the clarification. Thanks Phil, this looks pretty easy for a quick pou...

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

Re: Re: Best Cozy material?
Hey Phil, thanks for the quick reply. When you make the cozies, do you make a bottom on them, could you make a bottom that would still fold flat? We were trying to remember exactly how much ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 22, 10:36pm

Re: MYOG headlamp?
Here's the deal on regulation: If you can get away without it, you're a little bit better off. If you're going to burn out the LED with a regulator, then obviously you need one. A ze...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG headlamp?
August 22, 8:52pm

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