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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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Foot balm
I like the salve that Andrew Skurka sells. Works very well.

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 09, 5:26pm

Reducing water carried
Jake: "with that same premise with the Squeeze you could presumably have sources close enough that you don't need to carry any water at all." Yep. On my last two trips, I knew ther...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze vs Aquamira Drops. The argument.
April 09, 11:57am

Ground sheet
Dr. King Shultz: "Do you use a ground sheet with the floorless shelter? I find that floorless shelters tend to trap condensation if the ground is really wet, making everything wet anyway."...

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 09, 9:23am

Make that 11 pounds
Just reviewed my wet weather gear list. It's right at 11 pounds, and I updated my earlier post accordingly.

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 09, 9:17am

I'll start with a few
GearFleece: As I mentioned in the fleece thread, fleece works well in wet weather. It keeps you warm when very wet (as opposed to synthetic puffies, which work well when damp but not soaked), you c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 09, 8:42am

Cold and wet
Rick M: "Being out in cold continuously wet weather for days on end does not sound like recreational Type 1 hiking fun to me! Sounds more like work or an endurance journey where circumstances ...

In GEAR » Fleece reconsidered
April 09, 7:51am

Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
From the thread on using fleece in the backcountry: "Being out in cold continuously wet weather for days on end does not sound like recreational Type 1 hiking fun to me! Sounds more like work ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 09, 7:49am

Fleece luv
Spending summers in Denali (think days of 40s-50s, constant rain and wind, and helpin' spoonfuls of soak-you-to-the-bone bushwhacking) and winters in Western Oregon (think the same minus the sc...

In GEAR » Fleece reconsidered
April 08, 10:06pm

Just got some 1210s
*Caveat: Shoe needs vary too much for me to ever recommend a specific pair for anyone. So, grain of salt, etc.* I just got a pair of 1210s. Some background: I have narrow, low-volume feet, so...

In GEAR » New Balance 910v1 and 1210 (Leadville)
April 08, 9:54pm

SOLD
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In Gear Swap » FS: Lightly used 2009 Alpacka Alpaca w/ Cruiser Deck
February 25, 9:55pm

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