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All Forum Posts by Mike Barney

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Re: Re: Re: "Mike"-ro-light
Hi David, Battery life depends on several factors, the biggest is the current draw of LED I put in it. The original should last 15 + hrs, as pictured. I have some brighter LED's I got from Hong ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.3 oz flashlight
April 15, 4:11pm

Re: "Mike"-ro-light
Looking at the second picture Jason, the 'solder' you see is actually where I used a soldering iron to gently melt away a very small part of the plastic insulation covering. One lead is bent to wr...

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.3 oz flashlight
April 15, 1:32pm

0.3 oz flashlight
Here's my homemade ultralite light: It weighs 0.3 oz, and is bright enough to read by and illuminate my tent or walk with. The battery is a 3.6V lithium cell, 1.1 Amp-Hr 1/2 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.3 oz flashlight
April 14, 10:01pm

Re: Bear-ly common sense prevailing
Considering they "were here first", and the extreme downside of a bad encounter, it makes a lot of sense to leave them alone and avoid, or watch from a distance. It's kind of hard for them to atta...

In Chaff » Bear Attack
April 14, 3:35pm

Re: ^n When Did You Begin UL?
When the heredity in my knees started speaking progressively louder...

In Philosophy & Technique » When Did You Begin UL?
April 10, 8:25pm

Isopropane at altitude: What altitude?
Is there any definitive resource that discusses at what altitude canister isopropane stoves start to peter out? We're looking at a 10 day trip between 6500 and 9000 feet, and wondering if there ar...

In GEAR » Isopropane at altitude: What altitude?
April 09, 8:50pm

Re: Ways to lighten up: 3 night trip to Havasupai
Loose the water filter, go to a Chlorine Dioxide based sanitizer. The water is so clear, you won't need the sediment removal. Also, there was (2 years ago) a water faucet (a few 100 yards below t...

In Gear Lists » Ways to lighten up: 3 night trip to Havasupai
April 09, 1:55pm

Does Fyrestorm stove use PowerMax Cartridges?
I was reading about the Fyrestorm Ti Stove from Coleman, but didn't see any mention they may be able to use the PowerMax cartridges. Anyone know? Thanks, MikeB

In GEAR » Does Fyrestorm stove use PowerMax Cartridges?
April 09, 12:40pm

"Safe" camping in a lightning storm?
As to the campers that died in the tent @ Dusty Basin, If they were laying down, I would expect they were electrocuted once the bolt hit the ground and spread out, (in literally the same way as a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Aluminum poles attract lightening??
April 07, 8:14pm

Re: Re:The highest Aluminum poles attract lightning??
I believe in the simplest form for calculating where lightning might strike, the tallest typically gets hit, typically regardless of the composition. (IF you're really interested, somewhere on the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Aluminum poles attract lightening??
April 07, 3:28pm

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