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Re: Bill's Pocket Rocket Adapter
pictures or a link maybe? Thanks, MikeB

In Make Your Own Gear » Pocket Rocket Adapter
July 25, 7:14pm

Pocket Rocket Adapter / mod
We had a similar thought several months ago, and had a machinist look at it. He did, came back and said don't. Reasons given were likely having to shave too much metal off to get the adapter to f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pocket Rocket Adapter
July 25, 6:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Yes, my mother wears army boots, she finds them quite comfortable thank you
Agreed DL! Now, how about that wine! <(;->)

In GEAR » Mystery Ranch Backpacks equals Dana Design quality?
July 22, 10:39am

Blisters:
We had numerous blisters in our recent 75 mile trek, seeing several different solutions, including: "Blister Strips" Pop, tape and go Just tape Pop and superglue Moleskin around the blister ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blisters:
July 21, 9:29pm

Re: Re: Yes, my mother wears army boots, she finds them quite comfortable thank you
Hey DL, why would you feel bad? You made a <likely sizeable> investment where they probably didn't. I didn't feel bad with 20-40 fewer pounds than some of the others, and my joints did great...

In GEAR » Mystery Ranch Backpacks equals Dana Design quality?
July 21, 9:08pm

Yes, my mother wears army boots, she finds them quite comfortable thank you
Hi Richard, We just finished a 75 mile 10 day trek (does that count as a long trek?), and the ultralighters clearly performed much better than the heavyweights. As such, I'm a UL believier whi...

In GEAR » Mystery Ranch Backpacks equals Dana Design quality?
July 21, 6:44pm

Re: When Did You Begin UL?
Immediately after my hip and knee joints screamed "Don't ***EVER*** TRY THAT AGAIN" for about a week, regarding the carrying of a 50+ lb pack on a 10 mile / 3 day-er. First real ultralight wa...

In Philosophy & Technique » When Did You Begin UL?
July 20, 6:39pm

Re: Beta Testers Wanted
Have you considered people headed to Philmont? They can sometimes be pretty tough on equipment. Just a thought. MikeB

In GEAR » Beta Testers Wanted
July 10, 6:37pm

Re: Looking For UL internal frame pack
Our group of 10 just finished 12 days at Philmont, over 75 miles, lots of vertical, and two of us with new ULA Catalyst packs. We were both pretty happy with them. There are several changes we bo...

In GEAR » Looking For UL internal frame pack
July 08, 2:47pm

Re: Boots @ Philmont
I started in my Montrail GTX's on 622 this year at Philmont, until one split in the middle. I tossed them, and did the remainder (about 65 out of a total of 75 miles) in low top Merrell Light Hike...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
July 07, 6:23pm

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