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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: Re: Re: Re: Forum Font size option
The nice part of the forum is lots of input. Because of the differences in font size of many different sites, I do believe it will make a difference. Appreciate it. Thanks, MikeB

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Font sizeoption for those getting older...
November 04, 1:30pm

WOW!!! Re: Re: Forum Font size option for those getting older...
That's really impressive!! Less than 12 minutes and your already working on MY request! Thats service! Would the <correct> lottery numbers for this Saturday be asking too much? :)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Font sizeoption for those getting older...
November 03, 6:21pm

? The lightest tent w/ floor?
Anyone know of a 1 man tent w/ floor that is lighter than the 6 Moons Lunar Solo @ 23 oz or 2 man w/ floor Tarptent Squall 2 @ 28 oz? Thanks, MikeB

In GEAR » ? The lightest tent w/ floor?
November 03, 5:10pm

Forum Font size option for those getting older...
Ryan et al, any chance of putting a +/- or "Larger Font" button to make BPL forum font easier to read? There are many websites that have a 1 click button that aid those of us pushing bifocals by ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Font sizeoption for those getting older...
November 03, 4:50pm

1200 Down Testing
Bill, where did you get 1200 down from? MikeB

In GEAR » Looking for a UL Down Jacket
November 03, 4:41pm

Re: FS: Marmot Hydrogen Down Bag Long
Still available or gone?

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Hydrogen Down Bag Long
November 02, 10:13pm

Re: Energy for the Trail
The "Power Bars" work well for me. The only down side is the weight, but they taste good and don't require any refrig. MikeB

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy for the Trail
November 02, 9:04pm

Re: MJ's Farm Do it yourself bulk...
If you find one you like, go for it, but as others have said, it's a lot of food you'd need to consume prior to expiration dates. I like the Organic Buttery Herb Pasta, Alfredo and the Potatoes. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » MJ's Farm Do it yourself bulk...
November 02, 8:45pm

Re: Montane in USA
If you can find a reliable vendor, as indicated by Roger, for a product not otherwise available, the I would consider them. I work for a large corp that is very careful where and when we get invol...

In GEAR » Montane Featherlite H2O
November 02, 6:44pm

Re: Jumpstaring Ultralight Scouting at the troop level
Change through example may be the most effective. I may not qualify as Ultralight, but at 22 lbs back pack weight (w/ food and 4 liters of water) on a recent weekend hike, I was the lightest, weig...

In GEAR » Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?
November 01, 9:12pm

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