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Re: sewing tyvek
I think the primary issue in the past with sewing tyvek was mfg. recommendations (Hey, how many house builders sew house wrap???). There are good articles onthe web about sewing tyvek: http...

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing tyvek
March 11, 9:02am

Luxury Lite or ULA Catalyst
I ended up buying the Catalyst, should have it in about 10 days.

In GEAR » LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
March 10, 9:53pm

Philmont Stove Choices
Thanks to everyone who has provided advice on our upcoming Philmont trip. We need 2 stoves, so we're debating several different stove types (we'd take both of the same type): Canister based Iso...

In GEAR » Philmont Stove Choices
March 07, 10:04pm

Aerogel available here:
http://www.unitednuclear.com/aerogel.htm

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fibre
March 02, 8:54pm

Re: I am trying to rid myself of the water filter weight.
What about using a coffee filter and small plastic funnel or conical paper cup w/ bottom cut off?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » I am trying to rid myself of the water filter weight.
February 26, 7:50pm

Re:^7 LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
Does REI sell either of these? I didn't see either at the local store. MIkeB

In GEAR » LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
February 23, 2:23pm

Re:^7 LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
Does REI sell either of these? I didn't see either at the local store. MIkeB

In GEAR » LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
February 23, 1:26pm

Re:^7 LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
Does REI sell either of these? I didn't see either at the local store. MIkeB

In GEAR » LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
February 23, 10:52am

LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
We're headed to Philmont in June, and will have a peak pack content weight of about 31 lbs (plus weight of the pack), average weight 27 lbs+ pack. We're debating several different packs, and 2 tha...

In GEAR » LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
February 20, 6:26pm

LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
We're headed to Philmont in June, and will have a peak pack content weight of about 31 lbs (plus weight of the pack), average weight 27 lbs+ pack. We're debating several different packs, and 2 tha...

In GEAR » LuxuryLite or ULA Catalyst
February 20, 5:49pm

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