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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: FS/FT: Western Mountaineering Flash Jacket
Doug, what a great piece of gear. You delivered exactly as promised. I've really enjoyed the Flash. Thanks for the sale.

In Gear Swap » FS/FT: Western Mountaineering Flash Jacket
August 16, 9:25pm

Re: Using a BearPaw PyraNet 1 with DuoMid
David, another option that I used was to have BearPaw Designs modify my MLD DuoMid by adding perimeter netting and a net door. There is a photo of this modification on their website for, I think, a...

In GEAR » Using a BearPaw PyraNet 1 with DuoMid
August 15, 10:25pm

Re: Driving time from Rock Springs Wy to Green River TH.
Al, we did this trip 3 weeks ago. We drove 2 hrs from Rock Spings to Pinedale on US 191. The drive from PInedale to the Green River Lakes TH is 1 hour. As Eric says the dirt section of the drive to...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Driving time from Rock Springs Wy to Green River
August 13, 9:27pm

Flash Jacket
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In Gear Swap » FS/FT: Western Mountaineering Flash Jacket
April 12, 7:23am

Re: WTB: Ultralight backpack at least 70L, less than 4 lbs
George, you'll get 1,000 opinions on BPL. It's a great place to learn. Here's a pack that I've used for a 1-2 week trip with resupply every few days.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Ultralight backpack at least 70L, less than 4 lbs
April 06, 6:09pm

Re: WTB: Ultralight backpack at least 70L, less than 4 lbs
George, 70L?! That's about 4,700 cu in. That is an enormous pack. This is Backpacking Light. Take a look at any number of lightweight packs in the 1-2 pound range. Capacities are typically l...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Ultralight backpack at least 70L, less than 4 lbs
April 06, 5:41pm

Re: Railriders Ecomesh or similar?
+1 for RailRiders Adventure shirt. The button version is much more comfortable to me than the elastic cuffs of the Ecomesh. I've worn both for 10 years.

In GEAR » Railriders Ecomesh or similar?
March 30, 8:32pm

Re: Boys Life April 2011
Ken, my son and I were part of that trip. Yes, it was a Montana BSA adventure sponsored by BackpackingLight. The trek was fantastic. We hiked for a week in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Montana BSA ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Boy's Life April 2011
March 24, 8:08am

Re: Snake Country tarpin'
Gregory, rattlesnakes are pit vipers. The pit is a heat sensing organ. Rattlesnakes will sense you as too large to be prey. They have no interest in you. Rattlesnakes are not aggressive by nature. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going tentless
March 23, 3:48pm

Re: Post a picture of your hat
Look left.

In Photo Gallery » Post a picture of your hat
March 11, 3:25pm

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