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Mike Barney (eaglemb) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike Barney

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Re: Re: Rankings via Simultaneous Equations / Matrix Math
But pj, you ARE the STANDARD!! (ok, have to put Bill F in there also) Understatement? Actually, compared to crypto from a past life, this becomes a trivial matrix. I would expect the real g...

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

Rankings via Simultaneous Equations / Matrix Math
This is a very classic, but straight forward problem that gets solved every day: You can see the output of a system, can guess what the inputs are (or they are from a finite and limited input set)...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
November 27, 8:46pm

Re: Compass/Heliograph
You mean like this: http://www.brasscompass.com/compmirrorsight.htm or if you're a real gadget guy, like this: http://www.brasscompass.com/compminers.htm I have the latter, it's very nice, a...

In Multiple Use Gear » Compass/Heliograph
November 26, 7:39pm

Re: Big Sky tent
Yikes!! Another good reason to pay with credit card. If it's any consolation, you might consider rating them in the Reader Reviews, under category 1, Companies (Customer Service). Good luck.

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
November 25, 4:22pm

Re: 2 person bomber tents
There are 6 Stephenson Warmlites listed in the gear guide, and a couple of forum references. Why not write a reader review? I think most readers here are interested in any gear that has advantage...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in Ultra-Foul Conditions?
November 24, 5:51pm

Neat idea Brett
I built an extra bedroom, with an extra 8 x 10 doored off void in the back for storage. Funny thing is, only backpacking / camping gear is in there. Don't have Brett's nice shelves, but it works.

In GEAR » Organizing your outdoor gear
November 24, 12:15pm

Happy Thanksgiving! no worries
When I look at the scope of problems in the world, and think 10 minutes ago I was debating if I should get the evernew or BPL Ti Pot, and am healthy and thrifty enough to go hiking at will, I reali...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 23, 3:53pm

Wii on ebay ends at midnight Eastern, break for BPL'ers
OK, it's a shameless plug for my kids, who spent the night in line to get a Wii, and trying to help pay for it by selling 2 others. If you're interested, thanks, if not please disregard. MikeB ...

In Chaff » Wii on ebay ends at midnight Eastern, break for BPL'ers
November 20, 5:26pm

Does a solar still purify water?
A discussion came up regarding the need to, or not to purify water that comes out of a solar still. A couple of articles I've read indicate you can directly drink anything that comes out of it, in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does a solar still purify water?
November 19, 5:42pm

Re: Fire starter idea
If you take the top 1 inch of a road / safety flare and cut it off, that's exactly what you get. You could dip the whole thing in wax for waterproofing or put it in a 35mm film canister (anyone st...

In GEAR » Fire starter idea
November 19, 1:41pm

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