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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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PacerPoles
PacerPoles are made in the UK. I have a pair, and, although they're heavy compared to most of the poles that UL/SULers use, I absolutely love them and have never found their extra weight to be not...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Poles - How Do I?
August 06, 4:20pm

MLD Devotion series
Go to the Devotion page of Mountain Laurel Designs and take a look at the Devotion's general concept and construction. If it interests you, email Ron Bell for additional information and/or questio...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag ? Last of the Big 3..
August 01, 7:53pm

Re: FS - Misc Items (pad, bag, pot, mp3 player)
I just sent an email your way. Let me know if it doesn't show up for some reason.

In Gear Swap » FS - Misc Items (pad, bag, pot, mp3 player)
May 01, 6:21pm

Re: Clickable links
<a href="url">Text to be displayed</a> An example to look at in "view source" - BackpackingLight.com

In Gear Deals » List of discount and closeout stores
April 26, 9:43pm

Vest
David, Check your email for an offer on the vest. Let me know if it didn't get there so I can re-send it.

In Gear Swap » FS: wm Flight jkt, and more
April 24, 12:57pm

Re: BMW Vapor Bivy
Sunny, I just sent you an email about buying the bivy. Thanks, Miles

In Gear Swap » BMW Vapor Bivy
April 17, 10:33am

Yes She Is; Changes
Bill, She is definitely a keeper (we'll have been together 4 years in just a few weeks), and I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with her dad learning a new art. Thanks for the enc...

In Gear Lists » UL Summer Weekends in yellowstone
April 15, 9:10am

Thanks!
Bill, Thanks for the comments! I'm a youngin' (21), so hard ground isn't so much of a problem for me. Then again, I am a side sleeper, have no natural padding, and have never dealt with ground...

In Gear Lists » UL Summer Weekends in yellowstone
April 12, 10:51pm

UL Summer Weekends in Yellowstone
I’m going to be working in Yellowstone from May until August. Obviously, I’ll be backpacking every chance I get. Being from Kentucky, I have little experience with camping in an environment l...

In Gear Lists » UL Summer Weekends in yellowstone
April 12, 11:21am

Girthy
Daniel, Like David said, the length of the folded pad (18") is just fine. It was a combination of the width and thickness. When folded, the pad is about 2.25" thick and 10.75" wide. It's hard t...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs Circuit
April 11, 6:39pm

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