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All Forum Posts by Mike Barney

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Re: Re: Re: Havasupai Canyon
Trash wasn't a problem in the past, but YMMV. After a big rain, virtually anything and everything can wash down on various parts of the trail. And not everyone practices leave no trace... ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Havasupai Canyon
June 30, 8:22pm

Re: Havasupai Canyon
"It depends!" The trek is great, the water is cool and very clear, and experience unforgetable .....but.... You really need to call the tribe and ask very specific questions on t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Havasupai Canyon
June 30, 4:34pm

Re: <(;->)
Maybe you could find the right someone so that your younger brother addresses the problem.......... ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Love on the trail?
June 29, 11:18pm

Re: Love on the trail?
A long time ago married (next door in Carollton) we faced the same delima, facing more and more ongoing and less subtle hints. Figured the right answer was "Grand-dogs". Trust me on t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Love on the trail?
June 29, 9:48pm

Re: Alcohol Stove for Philmont?
Phil, we used 2.5 lbs of canister gas for 10 of us. We took 3 titanium pocket rockets, 2 to heat water, one as a spare. We used turkey bag cooking method (boil the water in the pot, put the hot ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove for Philmont?
June 29, 9:11pm

Babelfish translation (
The valve and the canister are too heavy especially. The valve is not JSB made on an experimental basis three types in shape and in the past. As a result, the screw part thinks that the metal is ap...

In GEAR » Little finger size gas stove
June 25, 4:57pm

Re: Shoes for philmont
I went to Philmont last year as an adult. One of my heavy & expensive 'official backpacking boots' Montrail Torre GTX split in the middle, making the pair virtually unusable. This was ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » boots or shoes for philmont?
June 13, 9:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Scoutmasters- I need help.
I think you meant "JT", not Mike. :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Scoutmasters- I need help.
June 09, 12:08pm

Re: Scoutmasters- I need help.
If they're going 'soon', they're a little late to start thinking lightweight, but there are some distinct advantages you can bring. A few of questions to ask: Do I *rea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Scoutmasters- I need help.
June 09, 8:42am

Re: Re: Backpack weight vs. speed and distance
Thanks. I'm looking for some source that could show a dozen 2008 Philmonters that it makes sense to invest in lightweight gear, ie.; a 110 kid with a 45 lb pack can't possibly (IMHO) keep...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpack weight vs. speed and distance
June 06, 7:01am

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