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

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Another vote for Conduit consideration
Paul, I have a ULA Conduit. Although your friend's note mentions choosing between the Catalyst and the Circuit, I think he should also consider the Conduit, depending on his gear selection. Altho...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs Circuit
April 11, 10:49am

Getting Width
Jason, what's the width of your shroud and how did you get it that wide? The nanoseeum from Thru-Hiker comes in a 55inch width. Did you just sew two pieces together length-wise, or did you have a...

In GEAR » MiniBullDesigns Bug Bag
April 08, 8:55am

GG Bug Canopy = Good Idea
Douglas, I think that will work really well. I would have gone with the GG except that I'm planning on carrying a 25F not-so-summer quilt/bag hybrid and want the option to be able to use it as a...

In GEAR » MiniBullDesigns Bug Bag
April 07, 7:26pm

To DIY or not to DIY?
Thanks for the responses everyone. Comments about the net laying against the skin coupled with durability issues (I'm of a bit of a tosser and turner) have got me thinking that a DIY project mig...

In GEAR » MiniBullDesigns Bug Bag
April 07, 2:20pm

I've been to the site, but...
I had been to his site and read the information you linked to before my first post. I clearly understand the concept, but what I'm looking for is firsthand user experience. Thanks!

In GEAR » MiniBullDesigns Bug Bag
April 06, 3:49pm

MiniBullDesigns Bug Bag
Some searches for Tinny's bug bag have yielded mostly "Yes, it exists and is a solution" posts. Can anyone give a more in-depth review? I'll be working and backpacking in Yellowstone all summer, ...

In GEAR » MiniBullDesigns Bug Bag
April 06, 2:45pm

60L Worksack
Although I have no hands-on experience, the 60L Worksack from Cilogear has gotten very positive reviews in a few places (here, for example). It is expandable to around 90 L (approx. 5500 cubes) a...

In GEAR » Lightweight expedition pack
March 08, 5:52pm

Great!
Sean, That's great to hear. I ordered my pack a little over a month ago, so here's hoping it'll be here in the next two weeks. Brian really does seem like a great guy, and I'm happy to be suppor...

In GEAR » ULA Conduit?
February 27, 9:19pm

Roger: Order Date?
Roger, When did you order your Conduit? I'm anxiously awaiting mine, but have heard nothing from Brian for over a month now. Also, in your weight tests, were you using a closed-cell foam pad (...

In GEAR » ULA Conduit?
February 27, 8:17pm

Patagonia Micropuff Pants for $80
Patagonia Micropuff Pants $80 Sizes M, L, XL in Black

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Micropuff Pants for $80
February 19, 7:27pm

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