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Miles Barger (milesbarger) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale West Virginia
About Me I was a guide for many years in Yellowstone, Denali, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Moved to Eugene, Oregon, for my Master's and got a good taste of the PNW. Now I'm in West Virginia making maps for all of our wonderful national parks with the NPS Publications program at Harpers Ferry Center.
CityCharles Town
StateWest Virginia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://milesbarger.com
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All Forum Posts by Miles Barger

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Bear Canisters in Denali NP
I know that bear canisters are required in Denali and that the park service will provide a canister free of charge with a backcountry permit. Does anyone know what size(s) and brand the canisters ...

In GEAR » Bear Canisters in Denali NP
February 20, 5:56pm

Not 20F
The standard RayWay kit is definitely not good to 20F. I used my quilt with the Alpine upgrade--two layers of .9"--and it seemed fine to around freezing. However, I sleep quite warm. I...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Stretch bag
February 20, 2:20pm

Summer?
What kind of temps does summer mean to you? If it's 40-45, there are a lot of very light options out there for you, including the MontBell ones that you've already listed. Two "non-t...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Stretch bag
February 20, 1:38pm

SOLD
SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: ULA Conduit, size small
February 20, 9:59am

Frustrating
I worked in Yellowstone last summer with Xanterra, the main hotel and food concessionaire in the park. While my experience was great, and I'm definitely considering going back for another seas...

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
February 20, 9:08am

It's okay!
Dave, You don't have to be a paying member to post on the forums! That's one of the great things about BPL. So no worries, mate.

In Gear Swap » BMW Torsolite and Evernew .9L Titanium Pot
February 19, 11:57am

Summerlite Has Arrived
After my Atom snaffu, I rethought things and ordered a Summerlite. Push came to shove, and I took your advice to heart, Don. The full-length zipper and baffles, WM's reputation, and a bad tas...

In GEAR » On the Hunt for an SUL Bag
February 19, 10:10am

ULA Amp
Brian uses non-stretch cord on the Amp's compression system. I assume he does this for the same reason you'd think about it, i.e. better volume control, and he knows what he's doing wi...

In GEAR » Replacing shock cord with non-elastic?
February 18, 8:57pm

Great
Cat, thank you so much--your advice has been extremely helpful. Did/do you live and/or work in the area?

In GEAR » Bushbuddy in Denali?
February 18, 8:54pm

Re: Thanks Everyone
Wow, that looks incredibly comfy! Care to share measurements, construction instructions, etc.?

In Make Your Own Gear » Thanks Everyone
February 18, 12:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Miles Barger

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Montbell Peak Shell
I was a guide in Denali NP during the summer of 2008. It rained almost every day for all of July and the first week of August this year, and I was out in it all day, every day. My MontBell Peak She...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 14, 10:59am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I bought two pair of Darn Tough's 1/4 Mesh Merino socks in size Large on closeout at an internet retailer. After wearing one pair for a short, 8-mile hike, a hole formed by the big toe on my righ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 02, 5:51pm

Bent Gate Moutaineering Customer Service
Bent Gate Mountaineering I ordered a Western Mountaineering Summerlite from them. The price was very good, the item shipped quickly, and the bag arrived just...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 19, 12:11pm

ULA Equipment
This review is really a 4.5. Brian has always thoughtfully and informatively responded to my emails. His products are absolutely top notch, and I have no doubt that he would stand firmly behind hi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 18, 12:21pm

Marmot Ion
Man, what a disappointment. I, too, got stuck with the Campmor version of the Ion. I'm quite thin and short-waisted, so the Ion's athletic cut and short length were great for me. The fit of...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 18, 12:15pm

Gossamer Gear
I've ordered a handful of pads and small items from Gossamer Gear. The products have always shipped out the next day, I've been kept up to date with good emails, and things have always arrive...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 18, 12:10pm

ULA H2O Amigo
I've owned the H20 Amigo for about one year, with most of my use concentrated in Yellowstone and the Tetons during the summer of 2006. When I'm by myself, I tend to stick to AquaMira becaus...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 18, 12:06pm

Grand Prairie Knives Customer Service
Grand Prairie Knives I bought a Gerber Microlight LST from the site. The price was great. I entered an incorrect digit when putting in my credit card info. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 17, 2:53pm