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All Forum Posts by Mike Barney

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Re: Time for Ben to Enter 21st Century?
(Wants help w/ GPS) 1. Ability to download trails (Natl Geo?) 2. Ability to upload my own hikes/waypoints 3. Electronic compass and altimeter 4. Electronic bread crumbs 5. Compact and light we...

In GEAR » Time for Ben to Enter 21st Century?
February 02, 9:27pm

Certified 900 fill down
Any pointers to where you can buy 900 fill down, or what it may cost per ounce / pound? Thanks, Mike

In Make Your Own Gear » Certified 900 fill down
February 02, 5:13pm

Re: FS -20 Marmot Col Long
Thanks, the link should be working now. I've had this for two years, I used it two nights. It was too warm for 0 - 15 degree weather. 74 ounces total weight, 900 certified fill. Small cu...

In Gear Swap » FS -20 Marmot Col Long
February 01, 9:09pm

FS -20 Marmot Col Long
I've had this for two years, I used it two nights. It was too warm for 0 - 15 degree weather. 74 ounces total weight, 900 certified fill. Small cut on inside was professionally repaired. ...

In Gear Swap » FS -20 Marmot Col Long
January 28, 5:09pm

Re: Re: paper cookware lighter than titanium?
Sam Sam, We've done this several times. A 32 oz paper cup weighs about 20 grams, a ~ 31 oz titanium pot (without top) weighs about 90 grams. Rumor has it the titanium pot will last longer ...

In GEAR » paper cookware lighter than titanium?
January 28, 4:22pm

Re: Your favorite trail?
Grand Canyon South Rim Bright Angel Trail It's never the same during the passing of a day, or change of seasons. The colors of the various layers seem to change depending upon your directio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your favorite trail?
January 27, 8:15am

Re: Re: Hey, J R -- Just Cut Them All Up!
JR, when you replied "Disliking Australians (wtf is that about?)", I believe the reference was to the question posed earlier "which provision of REALID did you object to&qu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 25, 7:59pm

Passports and security
I've worked on DHS security programs since before it was DHS, and have to tell you that there is way too much chaff and bad information regarding the REALID. The fact is the REALID act will...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 25, 6:27pm

Re:^4 Passports & RealID
With appropriate respect JR, I don't believe that is a fair characterization of passports or RealID act. What do you object to in the following: (the essential elements, in non-legalese) ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 24, 8:11pm

Re: Re: Reverse engineering a tarp
That's identical to a 1960's vintage official BSA Explorer tent without the door flap.

In Make Your Own Gear » Reverse engineering a tarp
January 23, 1:36pm

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