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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. 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.
My PDF Gear ListPhil's spring 2007 gear list

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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: North Rim
IIRC the North Rim closes in October but you do need to be sure that it's open if you're counting on an exit there. The hike to the North Rim is longer than either the South Kaibab or Brigh...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
March 27, 5:57am

Re: guyotdesigns firefly lantern
Jeff, actually, a Nalgene canteen will stand up when full of water. Mine is standing next to my pile of stuff waiting to go in the pack for the weekend. I use Aqua Mira for water treatment and ...

In GEAR » guyotdesigns firefly lantern
March 16, 1:51pm

Re: Bushbuddy & Snow Peak 900 photos
A Reflectix cozy is a great idea for boil and set cooking. My homemade cozy for the SP900 weighs 1.1 oz. With an alchohol stove it's an effective way to conserve fuel. That might not be such a ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bushbuddy & Snow Peak 900 photos
March 16, 8:54am

Re: guyotdesigns firefly lantern
Jeff, would it work with this? I've never seen the firefly lantern but was just wondering.

In GEAR » guyotdesigns firefly lantern
March 16, 4:54am

Re: Bushbuddy & Snow Peak 900 photos
Chris, thanks for answering a question I've had for a while. Great shots. By the way, the little pan/lid for the SP 900 weighs 1.9 oz. I leave that item at home and use a foil lid. You might...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bushbuddy & Snow Peak 900 photos
March 15, 9:13pm

Re: Why Backpacking?
Why? Because there is a big world out there beyond the edge of the road. There are so many things to see. I think of incredible experiences at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and on top of mountains...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Backpacking?
March 14, 9:44am

Re: Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
Oooooh. One won't do. Icebreaker 200 merino top and bottom iPod Shuffle ULA Amp Brooks Adreneline

In GEAR » Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
March 10, 7:25pm

Re: What are your "Big 4" items?
Well, things have changed over the last 2-3 years. I had not previously thought of gear in terms of what's the 4 heaviest items today.

In GEAR » What are your "Big 4" items?
February 26, 8:17am

Just received my ULA Amp this week. After receiving my order, Brian Frankle sent an e-mail apologizing for an actual weight being above the earlier listed value (now 10.7 ounces). Brian asked i...

February 14, 6:23am

Re: Passports
My son just received his new digital passport. It is the same physical size as my 1999 passport. Side-by-side they felt to be about the same weight. This weekend I will try to get a moment to post ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
February 01, 9:26pm

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

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

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