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Terrell TX?
I grew up in suburban Dallas, and there are a fair amount of things to do. We often went south of Lake Ray Hubbard and camped next to the creek / outlet. There were enough woods and little hills ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » A Forum for Scouts and Scouters
August 05, 9:33pm

Re: 6 L / Qt Aluminum pot
Group Bath. Actually, it's an ideal size for a trek of 12, but I haven't found any. Existing 8 qt pots seem to be thicker than the 4 qt pots & much heavier.

In GEAR » 6 L / Qt Aluminum pot
July 20, 9:32am

6 L / Qt Aluminum pot
Has anyone heard of or seen a lightweight 6 Litre or Quart Aluminum pot? I can find 4 and 8 but would like a 6. Thanks, Mike

In GEAR » 6 L / Qt Aluminum pot
July 19, 9:45pm

15% off 1 entire order @ backcountry.com
I received a card from backcountry.com for 15% off 1 entire order. I won't be able to use it but hope someone can. It says enter this code at checkout 2SP-1-ASNVQ Good luck, MikeB

In Gear Deals » 15% off 1 entire order @ backcountry.com
July 05, 2:39pm

Tulsa Phil on the trail
Phil, we're headed out this afternoon. Will see you on the top of Mt. Phillips. Mike

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
July 05, 9:49am

Re: Re: Does anyone actually think that industrial civilization is sustainable?
Hi Miguel. Happy weekend / July 4th. I was speaking of the human race. When countries / civilizations step out of line, others often replace / supplement them. There are too many vested inte...

In Chaff » Does anyone actually think that industrial civilization is sustainable?
July 04, 11:31am

Spice Wheel found
Thanks, looks like a hybrid approach is going to work. Thanks!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 8X Spice wheel
June 29, 5:06pm

8X Spice wheel
We're a little short on time, but need a wide variety spice wheel with salt, pepper, etc spices for a trek starting this coming weekend. Does anyone has any suggestions on where we could find ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 8X Spice wheel
June 29, 12:47pm

Fire in lieu..
Richard, were you in my same troop? We didn't sleep either, then it started raining and everything got wet, killed the fire. Same for you? If it was a Les Stroud situation, then you have ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fire in lieu of sleeping gear?
June 26, 8:30pm

Nice Fly setup
We're going with an Oware 10 x 10 Pyramid, 1 center pole (2 hiking poles velcro'd) and 7 stakes. We'll see how it goes.

In Philmont » Dining Fly
June 25, 5:43pm

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