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Re: SIRF Chip
I have the Garmin 76CSx w/ SiRF III, on several hikes in canyon oriented places, it stayed locked 99% of the time. The few times it did lose lock, it was back in a few seconds. This is based at l...

In GEAR » Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
April 12, 8:05am

The real inconvenient truth / lie / gambit
While the debate is fun to watch, regardless of which of the *many* sides one believes in the global climate debate, the human race still has no conclusive, accurate model for long term climatic co...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
April 11, 7:24pm

Re: IR Generation -- Re: re:Anyone using Reflectix fabric
Jim spaketh:"But "Black" as we normally judge it is really only black in the visible, and could be anything in the far infra-red." We've done some work with some high e...

In Multiple Use Gear » Anyone using Reflectix fabric?
April 08, 4:12pm

Re: Re: GPS and Trailwork
I second the Garmin CSX variants. My 76CsX works in some buildings, under heavy canopies, and generally stays locked when others lose satellites. I like the 76CsX better than the 60CsX because I ...

In GEAR » GPS and Trailwork
April 06, 6:39pm

Re: Grand Canyon Recommendations
We just hiked S. Kaibab down and back up Bright Angel in a day last week, not a bad hike, great views and diversity. It's really worth hiking up one and down the other. There are many p...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
April 02, 8:09pm

Re: Re: UL Trail knife
Leatherman Sprite P4. Less than 2 ounces stout multitool. I just bought 2 @ Sports Authority, they're having a closeout for $7.50 each, normally $30.

In GEAR » UL Trail knife
March 25, 3:30pm

Ground Cloth
I like Tyvek. It's a bit heavier than 1 mil plastic, but it's incredibly durable and has many other uses.

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Material for Groundsheet?
March 17, 10:44pm

Re: Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
Leatherman Squirt P4 for $1.35

In GEAR » Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
March 10, 6:14pm

Re: Duct tape in first aid
If you are in need of closing a wound, hot spot, or other sensitive skin area, and only have duct or other high adhesive tape, there is a solution: Tear off a piece the size you need, plus a secon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Aid Kits ???
March 04, 8:23pm

Re: Re: Re: What's the lightest inflatable out there?
Sheeeessh! It must be a really slow web surfing day.

In GEAR » What's the lightest inflatable out there?
March 03, 6:26pm

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