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Re: What's on your (UL) wish list?
A 16 oz 2 man version of Glen V P's 11 oz Cuben tent;)

In GEAR » What's on your (UL) wish list?
July 18, 10:31pm

Re: Satellite Phone recs
If you're going to rent a phone for the trip, then it's probably going to be a function of what is available. One question you need to address is how often do you plan on calling? If y...

In GEAR » Satellite Phone recs
July 18, 10:19pm

Topic diverging==> Topo and altimeter
I've seen hikers successfully navigate with a topo and altimeter, and move along pretty nicely. Easier to get a fix, ****IF**** you know where you're starting. I've done it once on Mt....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Compass Bearing need spreadsheet help
July 16, 6:44pm

Re: Flares
Does that mean a Roman Candle would work too ;)

In Editor's Roundtable » EXPEDITION: Journey on the Wild Coast (Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman)
July 15, 6:08pm

Re: Re: iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
Don't forget coverage area. As a cellular phone, it's worthless unless you can get coverage in that area. Coverage for cellular providers is specified as something like '95% of XY...

In Multiple Use Gear » iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
July 13, 10:24pm

Re: I know the Beduoin who knows the answer...
The Bedou said: itnane arba - sitta tisah ( 24-69 ) Who could argue that? (Well, the Shell Answer Man did saythe answer is Platformate, but he's one of those compensated endorsers) ...

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 09, 7:30pm

Re: New Guy
Hey Paul, congratulations, there are a lot of good people here who can help you, just ask. Best regards from the AZ desert, MikeB

In Chaff » New Guy
July 08, 8:20pm

Re: Help Me Find Some Boots
I'm on my 3rd pair, and have both of these from REI, they appear to meet your criteria. I put the Dr. Scholls gel inserts in and it's incredibly padded. Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Mid...

In GEAR » Help Me Find Some Boots
July 07, 3:45pm

Re: FS: REI Quarter Dome Tent in Excellent Condition
No buy it now?

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Quarter Dome Tent in Excellent Condition
July 05, 9:10pm

Re:Stove Fuel/Airlines:BAD ADVICE!
(Sorry for the posting, but I got an error when I tried to PM you). Yikes Robert! Maybe you wish to reconsider your previous post to a public forum (if not delete it altogether). Whether we...

In GEAR » Stove Fuel/Airlines
July 05, 8:24pm

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