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Re: LNT for kids?
When we've done programs with younger boys, we've tried to not get too detailed, more of pretty open ended, high level generalized questions and examples, letting them set the level, then elaborati...

In Philosophy & Technique » LNT for kids?
November 01, 8:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Coin Battery Sources
Actually, because of the way white LED's work, it's very likely you will get little to no light out. That's because an LED requires a minimum voltage across it to (typically about 3.5 - 4 Volts fo...

In GEAR » 1 oz. headlamp
October 23, 6:41pm

Re: Re: Coin Battery Sources
While a 2016 and a 2032 are both nominal 3 Volts, be careful, as there is a different voltage (6 V) if the 2016 cells are stacked on top of each other. Mike B

In GEAR » 1 oz. headlamp
October 22, 10:31pm

Re: Beat me Le Babe / French Whipping
Is this really a code-word kinky camping /over 18 thread?

In Multiple Use Gear » French whipping my potty trowel
October 16, 7:03pm

Zion Pano
Thanks, that's pretty cool. What did you take it with, and how did you get the pano?

In Photo Gallery » West Rim Trail -- Zion
October 15, 2:46pm

Re: Re: Headlamp doesn't require batteries
Considering the weight on new lithium batteries or NiMH rechargables, You could go a really long way before you'd get up to the generator weight. And with due respect, dealing with an overseas com...

In GEAR » Headlamp doesn't require batteries
October 07, 11:43pm

Re: tyvek
I used a variant at Philmont, it worked reasonably well for a dry layer:

In GEAR » Tyvek Jacket
October 02, 12:34pm

Re: Toothpaste as anti-Ivy
In 1988 I was out in a heavily wooded area in Dallas, and brushed against what I thought was a 2" diameter vine as I walked through the trees. Within 1 minute, I developed a very large irritation ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Toothpaste as anti-bacterial? Antibacterial properties of toothpaste..
October 02, 12:31pm

Re: in search of a bigger beercan...
I'm not a beer drinker, but have seen some "mini-kegs" of German beer and I believe Foster's Lager that appear to be 32 oz / 1L pop top cans, at stores that have a wide variety of beer. You might...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Stove
September 16, 7:53pm

Re: Re: You're on a mountain top, then rain then...
The 'suboptimal ending' was that the group ended up very cold and wet including most of their gear, plus a fair number of scrapes from slipping and sliding down the top of the hill, plus several we...

In Philosophy & Technique » You're on a mountain top, then rain then...
September 13, 8:41pm

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 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