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Thanks on Paypal
Thanks, appreciate you guys covering my backside. I've seen my share of Paypal scams. Got the date corrected and payment sent. Thanks, MikeB

In Chaff » Help! Can you check Paypal for me?
December 07, 7:50pm

Was paypal, now nevermind, thanks.
Never mind, kid playing on computer before changed date.. Sorry for the disturbance.

In Chaff » Help! Can you check Paypal for me?
December 07, 7:14pm

REI UL 60 Pack is unavailable Search REI UL 60 Camping & Hiking > Backpacking -- Internal Frame > Weekend Trip Packs > REI UL 60 Pack We're sorry, the REI UL 60 Pack is unavailable. Gee, and I l...

In GEAR » REI UL 60 pack
December 06, 7:08pm

Silver in Socks?
I recently read that the US government is going to look at restricting or limiting the use of ultra-fine silver particles in clothing to help mitigate bacteria formation. Apparently there is an is...

In GEAR » Silver in Socks?
December 05, 7:26pm

Re ^4: edible gear
Does this thread bring back interesting memories from anyone else about the edible 'clothing' of the 80's :)

In On the Web » new site for ultralight backpacking gear
December 04, 9:28pm

Re: GPS advice
I have the 76CSX, effectively the same as the 60CSX but with some nautical features, and it floats. And yes, they have fixed many of the problems in some of the early software release, I like the ...

In GEAR » GPS advice
November 30, 9:44pm

Re: The Stinky Factor
Anyone else notice that it's harder to tell others have B.O. when no one has showered for "N" days? First day at Philmont, seemed like all the troops coming in off the mountain smelled pretty ba...

In GEAR » Going Wool? share your knowledge
November 30, 5:31pm

Re^x: Rankings via Simultaneous Equations / Matrix Math
Yo Dondo, ultimately, every commercial entity is a customer driven democracy..... (;->) In the short term, however, we may still not get a vote :)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
November 28, 7:49pm

Re^x: Rankings via Simultaneous Equations / Matrix Math
While it was fun figuring out the 'puzzle' numerics, like others, I'd just as soon not see the #'s (or pull out the matrix math again:). I like the site because I can get good information on wh...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
November 28, 6:36pm

Free Luna bar offer
If you're interested in them, or just want to try (or like one of my neighbors will sign up for anything free) Try this:

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Free Luna bar offer
November 28, 7:31am

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