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Phil Barton (flyfast) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Oklahoma
About Me Enjoying every outdoor adventure I share with friends and family. Learning more every day. has opened some great doors for me. Hikes have included the Wind River Range, Bob Marshall Wilderness, a wee bit of the Colorado Trail, Philmont, and others in OK, NM, AR, AZ, and CO.

Scouter with BSA Troop 945, Tulsa, OK.
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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: Silicone and Mineral Spirits Problem
Timely discussion as I need to apply seam sealer to 2 new pyramid tarps. One of the new shelters is a MLD Duomid that included a 1.5 oz tube of Silnet Silicone Seam Sealer. What is the expe...

In GEAR » Silicone and Mineral Spirts Problem
October 12, 5:03am

Tarptent - Rainshadow 2
+1 when I don't need to go especially light as for bicycle touring the Rainshadow 2 is a great choice. It is a palace.

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Single Wall Tents (2008)
October 02, 12:23pm

Re: UL way to create more foot warmth in bag
One more vote for Goose Feet. One of our own here at BPL, Ben Smith is the creative force behind the down socks. I am delighted with my pair.

In GEAR » UL way to creat more foot warmth in bag?
September 25, 8:26pm

Sean, don't know how much info on the site you've already read. There is a forum with many threads on Philmont experience --

In Philmont » Pilmont 2011 8/1/11--8/13/11
September 23, 11:36am

FS: MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho
Sale is pending. But just in case... Nathaniel, the poncho does have the sleeve for a "foot pole." I've never used one. There is also a guy line attachment 18" or so from t...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Laurel Design Silnylon Pro Poncho
August 24, 1:07pm

FS: MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Laurel Design Silnylon Pro Poncho
August 23, 10:40pm

SOLD: Mountain Laurel Design Silnylon Pro Poncho
**SOLD Aug 24, 2010** The MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho is a great piece of dual-purpose gear. But I am not using it regularly. 2006 model in excellent condition. $100 with free shipping to CONUS (act...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Laurel Design Silnylon Pro Poncho
August 20, 9:22pm

Re: Bushbuddy or BushBuddy Ultra?
Tony, I can't imagine how you could really mess up a BB Ultra carrying it even partially nested in your pot. It's a tough piece of ultralight gear. But either model should work extremely we...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy or BushBuddy Ultra?
August 02, 1:12pm

re: rocky trails and boots
Well, I have to add that light trail running shoes can be an extremely comfortable and effective solution for Philmont even with the sometimes rocky trails and rough scree (like at the Tooth of Tim...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
July 26, 10:00am

Re: Philmont Bear ropes
+1 The ONLY Philmont provided gear that our crews have used in the last few years have been the bear ropes & bags. The weight impact across a crew is a few ounces per hiker. There ar...

In Philmont » Philmont Bear ropes
July 09, 12:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Phil Barton

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
Maybe you don't have to worry about ticks. In the southern US it's something we have to continually address. The Pro-Tick Remedy is the best removal method I've run across. It is a simple,...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 24, 4:48pm

It's been almost 2 1/2 years since I bought my TT Squall but the process was memorably good. First, I spoke with Henry by phone to chat about the models and what would be the best fit for my hikin...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 26, 9:47am

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've had my pair of GoLite Reed pants since at least 2001. They were still sold as Ray-Way gear way back then. These pants are blue (as I remember getting them on sale). This vintage pair of pants...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 20, 5:41pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I've used RailRider shirts for about 5 years now. The RR Adventure Shirt has become a core piece of my warm weather hiking kit. It is well made, cool in hot weather, and very durable. I wear L ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 31, 5:21am

MSR Mug Mate Coffee Filter MSR coffee filter
Mike Clelland's article, "Techniques and Gear for the Lightweight Backcountry Coffee Connoisseur" (BackpackingLight Magazine, Issue 6) was a home run for me. I sorta, kinda, oh maybe a l...

In Cookware - Other
March 23, 2:05pm

Western Mountaineering Highlite
All the above ratings capture well the features of the Western Mountaineering HighLite. I've owned mine now for a year. What I really like about this bag is its warmth. I am amazed at what it c...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 23, 1:18pm

The Amp is my second pack from Brian Frankle. I’ve waited to post a review until my first outing with the pack this past weekend. The ULA Amp meets my expectations for a smaller volume pack to be used...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 23, 8:21am

Sawyer Premium Insect Repellant --
Sawyer brand permethrin spray is widely available here at Wal-Mart and many sporting goods stores. If you live in an area that isn't tick infested then count your blessings. If you do live or hike...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 16, 5:37am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
After several months of use for the BMW TorsoLite, I rate it a 4.5 (if that were allowed). It is reasonably light. It is warm enough for my winter camping. My only reservation is that I wish it were t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 2:58pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
TOPO! software to me is a mixed bag. I've owned 5 different map sets for a few years (US National Parks and 4 different states). What I've really liked -- the ability to print any map the ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
January 13, 12:16pm