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Selection guidance requested
Hello fellow Philmont fans, this will be our 3rd year to go to Philmont. It's about $1K per trekker when you add it all up if you don't have to buy much gear. My goal for next year is ...

In Philmont » Selection guidance requested
May 23, 8:33pm

Orikaso out of business?
It appears Orikaso, the flat N' flexible plate guys are out of business. Can anyone confirm this? Is there another lightweight flat plate / cup alternative? Thanks, MikeB

In GEAR » Orikaso out of business?
April 05, 10:07pm

Full crew slot of 12 open for Philmont July 4-17 this year...
I understand our council has a full crew of 12 open for July 4-17 this year. If you're interested, I can provide a POC. MikeB

In Philmont » Waiting List
February 12, 10:16pm

Frisbee negotiable.....:)
We also used Turkey bags for cooking. our ranger made it clear it was official required with a wink during our shakedown the first day. The scout in charge of it couldn't find it during the ...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
January 14, 9:34pm

Another vote for Merrill Moab Ventilators, but every foot is different. As noted earlier, footwear is a personal decision, and probably the most critical. Somewhere on BPL there was an analysis...

In Philmont » Will they let you do this?
January 11, 12:54pm

Re: Will they let you do this?
Hi Noah, you can go lightweight, but the "Guidebook to Adventure", the official Philmont guide, requires tents. You can find several versions of the booklet on line, so you may want to ...

In Philmont » Will they let you do this?
January 02, 2:52pm

Re: Re: Volunteers = Volunteers
You're right Roger, except for example # 2 above, I can't think of a specific incident where the kid was a root problem. Actually, the kid you reference was one of the best behaved kid...

In Philmont » Kid and Dad are a handful
December 06, 8:15pm

Volunteers = Volunteers
Our troop has been through this three times that I can remember. My understanding is that volunteers are volunteers, and are not required to catheterize kids, wipe their butts or put up with their...

In Philmont » Kid and Dad are a handful
December 06, 11:56am

John, Can you post the 10 rules?
John, Can you post the 10 rules?

In Philmont » Kid and Dad are a handful
December 02, 6:43pm

Garmin Oregon
Does anyone have any experience with the Garmin Oregon 400t, or know where any good reviews of it are? I'm wondering if the screen is as bright as the 76csx? Thanks, MikeB

In GEAR » Garmin Oregon
August 05, 9:49pm

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