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All Forum Posts by Mike Barney

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Re: Pain in back of knee
Are you stretching out before you hike?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pain in back of knee
March 02, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
There's an interesting calculation one can do: How much are you willing to pay / how much does the next ounce reduction cost you. We did this for several Scouts going to Philmont, and there...

In GEAR » Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
February 17, 10:12am

RE: You know you are an ultralight backpacker if...
Other hikers wonder what you left behind, or snuck into their packs.

In Philosophy & Technique » You know you are an ultralight backpacker if...
February 17, 9:44am

Re: You know you are an ultralight backpacker if...
You know how much your underwear weighs...

In Philosophy & Technique » You know you are an ultralight backpacker if...
February 16, 6:50pm

Anyone tried s. Kaibab > Phantom Ranch > Bright Angel in 1 day?
Anyone here tried to hike from the south rim to Phantom Ranch and back the same day? Think about doing this in late March. Thanks, MikeB

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone tried s. Kaibab > Phantom Ranch > Bright Angel in 1 day?
February 10, 3:50pm

Re: Firelite 500
It looks like from the pictures that the misfitting lids are about 1/10" too wide. Has anyone tried a round wedge, possibly something like this: .. The idea is to very lightly hammer...

In GEAR » Got my Firelite 500 today..1st impressions
February 07, 9:37pm

Re: I'm down...
Hi Clint. Was trying to figure out what a reasonable price was.

In Gear Swap » 40 oz certified 900 fill down
February 04, 12:15pm

Re: Miserable Environment: The Worst Conditions?
Louisiana or Florida swamps in the late summer, bugs et al. Hurricanes optional.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Miserable Environment: The Worst Conditions?
February 03, 8:43pm

40 oz certified 900 fill down
Need some high fill power down? I have 40 ounces waiting for you, certified by Marmot. $240 = $6/oz. Comes inside nice nylon bag, some de-stiching required;) MikeB

In Gear Swap » 40 oz certified 900 fill down
February 03, 8:24pm

Re: Re. GPS Geko 301
Yes, if lightweight is paramount, that's a good choice. But... I'm not sure if it allows you to download a map. The battery life is relatively low (Lithiums will help) The display is ...

In GEAR » Time for Ben to Enter 21st Century?
February 03, 10:30am

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
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