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In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Tent?
December 13, 7:11pm

Re: Orikaso Bowl
I have both the plate and bowl. Increibly easy to clean, very lightweight, and they can be slipped into almost any place in your pack. Hard to beat

In GEAR » Orikaso Bowl
December 10, 8:28pm

Switched from "Real boots" to low cut Cross Trainers / Trail Runners
I was forced into cross trainers on Philmont day 3 this year when my 4 lb "real boots" split in half. My only other footwear was a pair of Merrell Mesa Ventilator II (low cut model). . ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trail Runners
December 10, 3:52pm

Re: Re: Wild Things Website
Working for me on Firefox and IE 7.0 Also tried it from a proxy (Megaproxy) that blocks javascript and it died using Firefox. I did notice some malaise on several different websites tod...

In GEAR » Wild Things Website
December 09, 11:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Adding loft to my down bag...
There may be a simpler answer than restuffing your bag, that many have used before: An overbag. Go out a buy / borrow a lightweight bag to put yours inside of. Being in the Phoenix area, a 40...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding loft to my down bag...
December 09, 10:05pm

Smokin' Deal: EMS 25% off coupon code
I just tried this for a couple of high end electronic items that don't often receive a lot of discounts, and it worked. (ACR TerraFix 406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon, Garmin 60CSX) Both chea...

In Gear Deals » EMS 25% off coupon code
December 09, 4:19pm

Re: Re: Ti vs. Al Cooking performance?
Thanks Roger, just the kind of info I was looking for.

In GEAR » Ti vs. Al Cooking performance?
December 09, 9:23am

Ti vs. Al Cooking performance?
Does anyone have any data, numerical or ancedotal, on the difference in thermal performance of Titanium vs. Aluminum in cooking? Thanks, Mike

In GEAR » Ti vs. Al Cooking performance?
December 08, 8:31pm

Got a response
FYI, Our troop is looking for tents. One (of many) we're looking is the Big Sky 234P AL. We sent an email earlier this week, and received a reply from Bob the next day. If you want to ...

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
December 08, 5:09pm

I have a ULA Catalyst
First, I like this bag. I've used it on several small hikes and a 75 miler / 10 day trek, along with a buddy who bought the same for the same events. I talked to Brian @ ULA prior to purcha...

In GEAR » Anyone currently using one of the new ULA backpacks?
December 08, 1:25pm

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