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Inmarsat C = Two-Way Pager
To your request, Inmarsat C, a satellite store and forward messaging system, provides 2 way messaging (up to 32K each way) as well as SMS service. That's the good news. The bad news is the...

In GEAR » Apple iPhone - Internet in your pocket
January 10, 7:24pm

Can't call it an iPhone anymore... Going to be interesting to see if they work this one out or not... There's a lot of Jobs' prestige (or crow) riding on this Cisco ...

In GEAR » Apple iPhone - Internet in your pocket
January 10, 6:41pm

Re: packless
If you're in the right area at the right time of year, packless (aka survival camping) isn't hard to do. Beyond a knife, you don't need a whole lot. Hummm, maybe that's the...

In GEAR » How to reduce your pack weight
January 09, 9:41pm

Re: How to reduce your pack weight
I expect you'd expend signficantly less energy if you did put it in your pocket. That's roughly equivalent to wearing much heavier shoes, which uses significantly more energy stopping and ...

In GEAR » How to reduce your pack weight
January 09, 8:20pm

Re: Wow!
stooma wrote: "Salt makes water boil at a lower temperature by disrupting the packing of the water and making it less dense." I think you have that backwards... Adding salt raises t...

In GEAR » Accurate Gear Weights?
January 09, 6:54pm

Re: What I learned
Do I really need that? Is there something lighter? Take a chance, enjoy life!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lessons learned in 2006?
January 07, 10:22pm

Re: esbit in checked bags?
You're not supposed to. It requires surface shipping. The official list is here: Esbit is (or the main co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 07, 9:48pm

Re: Solder / Braise / Weld Ti Rods?
Ti melts at 1660 - 1800 °C depending upon purity and alloy content. It gets soft with higher temperature, but I don't have the table with me. If you want to weld, you might consider MAPP ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Solider / Braise / Weld Ti Rods?
January 07, 4:31pm

Re: Re: Vargo Titanium 0.9 L pot w/ Ti spoke handle
The spoke "just fits" for a bale. If you shortened the spoke ~ 1/2 inch, it would lay just inside the lip. I'd rather have it just hanging over that so it's easier to grab. It...

In Multiple Use Gear » Vargo Titanium 0.9 L pot w/ Ti spoke handle
January 07, 3:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Forest Recon is for real! $9.50 / Hr!
Here Here Mr. Henley! You said it very well! I'd even go so far to say the vast majority of us appreciate their efforts.

In On the Web » Man Vs. Wild
January 07, 12:19pm

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