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All Forum Posts by Mike Barney

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Getting Isopropane from a Powermax to std. screw canister.
Whosh Whosh, great point! (Although I love light shows ;) Now all I have to do is figure out how to get Isopropane out of a Powermax canister and into a regular isopropane canister as a backup. ...

In GEAR » Modifying a MSR SuperFly
May 11, 6:59pm

Modifying a MSR SuperFly
I noticed the MSR Superfly, which has a "latch on connector", instead of a screw on, fits standard screw on cartridges without having to screw them on. It almost fits a Powermax cartridge, except ...

In GEAR » Modifying a MSR SuperFly
May 11, 5:43pm

FS: Cloudburst 2 Excel Cond. + Tyvek Ground Cloth
For Sale, Henry Shires Tarptent Cloudburst 2. $185 obo. Full floor, fully seam sealed, plus floor is seam-sealed / non-skid coated. Two nights total use. Excellent condition, very easy to setup, i...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cloudburst 2 Excel Cond. + Tyvek Ground Cloth
May 03, 11:53am

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In Gear Swap » FS: Cloudburst 2 Excellent condition
May 01, 6:47pm

2 night Cloudburst 2
I was about to put my Cloudburst 2 on ebay. Full sewn in floor and insect screening. It's been used two nights, in great shape, absolutely no problems, sealed seams and "anti skid" floor coating. ...

In Gear Swap » 2 night Cloudburst 2
April 30, 4:49pm

Quick survey -donating gear
If you could donate usablelightweight gear you no longer need to a 501c3 organization (Scouting organization) and it was tax deductable, would you consider donating it? Thanks, MikeB

In Gear Swap » Quick survey -donating gear
April 22, 10:40am

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In Gear Lists » 15.9 / 16 oz iso-propane/butane canisters
April 22, 7:16am

Re: Re: Hand held GPS units
I second the Garmin 60 / 76 CSX. I have a 76CSX, it weighs the same as the 60, but has the buttons at the top, which is easier for me to hold and read than the 60, which has the buttons at the bot...

In GEAR » Hand held GPS units
April 19, 10:14am

Re: Unused chapsticks
Tried it, but in the summer, the frame gets much lighter, but it also gets too soft when the chapstick melts and runs down your back. (but you're butt and legs won't get chapped) ;)

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.3 oz flashlight
April 16, 9:31am

Re: Precision machining
Hi David, I should have specified that was with a 2 stage 35W $4 soldering iron, using the high heat level. The part I liked the best though, was the perfect fit top I got at a trade show, from ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.3 oz flashlight
April 15, 4:17pm

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