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Brian Barnes (brianjbarnes) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me "A natural sprinter, very dangerous over short distances."

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RE: "Best lightweight all use tent ?"
While limited reviews are yet available, Henry Shires' TarpTent Scarp seems pretty versatile to me... http://www.tarptent.com/scarp1.html capable of handling snow loads, lightweight, rem...

In GEAR » Best lightweight all use tent ?
January 28, 1:02pm

RE: "POE WXtex S-Tarp"
No experience with POE tarps but since they talk about seam sealing I assume they'd be waterproof. Like the others, this seem unnecessarily heavy. Most lightweight 8x10 tarps are less than a po...

In GEAR » POE WXtex S-Tarp
January 27, 7:07pm

RE: "Lunar Titan Woodsman stove"
Nice work Herman

In Make Your Own Gear » Lunar Titan Woodsman stove
January 18, 7:55pm

RE: "fleece windproof gloves?"
Brett - Stephen Yan-Klassen had recommended these to me: http://search.mec.ca/?R=5008-239&pn=1&bmUID=1232333002272&st=n2s Seem to meet your criteria.

In GEAR » fleece windproof gloves?
January 18, 7:51pm

RE: "Avalanche Gear - most reliable and lightest"
Hey EJ - I just posted some shovel data in our WIKI. (SEE: http://wiki.backpackinglight.com/Category:Snow_Shovels) If you find any lightweight "real" shovels that I missed please at least...

In Winter Hiking » Avalanche Gear - most reliable and lightest
January 17, 3:16pm

REI Quarter Dome T3 Tent
Gosh, I'd think lots of ~6" people could fit into a T3 tent! ;) (just given' ya a hard time SS...)

In GEAR » 3 person tent options
January 16, 3:47pm

RE: "Gaiters for skiing"
Thanks Mike! Since I own the ID eVENT shorties, it sounds like I may already have what I need then. My soft shell pants have a stretch cord on the bottom so this will cover the tele boots.

In GEAR » Gaiters for skiing
January 14, 11:50am

Gaiters for skiing
I've been doing some research on various gaiters in preparation for an upcoming ski trip. I added some specs to the BPL wiki: http://wiki.backpackinglight.com/Category:Gaiters I'll ...

In GEAR » Gaiters for skiing
January 14, 10:57am

MYOG 1L nalgene bottle boot (Reflectix)
In preparation for an upcoming winter cross country ski trip, I put together a MYOG bottle boot to keep my extra water from freezing at night. Using a double layer of Reflectix, I was able to preve...

In Winter Hiking » MYOG 1L nalgene bottle boot (Reflectix)
December 22, 4:34pm

Montbell UL SS #0 - true to rating...
My son (11) and I spent an hour or so outside during our "artic blast" that came through the area, testing our newly acquired Montbell UL SS #0 (zero degree F down) sleeping bags. The tem...

In Winter Hiking » Montbell UL SS #0 - true to rating...
December 22, 4:25pm

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