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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
My Website URLhttp://milesbarger.com
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All Forum Posts by Miles Barger

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Great minds think alike?
b d -- Most definitely.

In GEAR » Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
December 16, 4:07pm

ULA Relay
More expensive than the OR and 1oz over your limit, but... The ULA Relay might fit the bill. A lot more comfortable than one of the stuff-sack-with-straps bags, good external pockets, handy bunge...

In GEAR » Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
December 16, 4:04pm

Thanks for the advice so far. You guys rock. 30-40lbs... yeah, that's silly. And she didn't say that. Just trying to be extreme, as I don't know how light she'll go. I'm...

In GEAR » Help Pick a Pack for a Traveling Lady
December 13, 8:13pm

Help Pick a Pack for a Traveling Lady
Hi all. I'm hoping that I can wrangle in the unstoppable force that is backpacking knowledge at BPL. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to recommend packs for my girlfriend. If thi...

In GEAR » Help Pick a Pack for a Traveling Lady
December 13, 5:19pm

PacerPole love
I've been using the three-section PacerPoles for about a year now, with most of my use being concentrated in Yellowstone this summer. I love them. They are extremely sturdy. They are conveni...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pacerpole 2-Section Trekking Pole REVIEW
December 12, 5:25pm

Thru-Hikes + Food Allergies = Conundrum
I'm thinking about thru-hiking the PCT in the next year or two. I'm hoping to ship myself food as little as possible, just buying stuff along the way while keeping stops at a minimum. But...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thru-Hikes + Food Allergies = Conundrum
December 12, 1:05pm

Hi, Brett
Brett, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my post; I've certainly enjoyed reading your followup. I completely agree with your first point, going to show that I wasn't quite clear in my or...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and Enviornment
December 12, 12:03am

Less is more
A few days ago, a friend of mine related a conversation that she had had with a friend of hers who is Amish. The gist of their conversation was, "Freedom comes from having fewer choices."...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and Enviornment
December 11, 9:49pm

Cilogear Holiday/Moving Sale
~50% off all the old packs.

In Gear Deals » Cilogear Holiday/Moving Sale
December 11, 1:47pm

Micropuff and Cocoon
The older version of the Patagonia micropuff vest weighs in right around 6oz, is very warm, and packs really small. See if you can find it on ebay; the new version has a full zip and weighs a whop...

In GEAR » Best light vest?
December 11, 12:20pm

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