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All Forum Posts by Mike Barney

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Re: Grand Canyon Trip Suggestions
If you're going down into the canyon overnight, then you need a permit with a specific itiniery. More info here, http://www.nps.gov/grca/backcountry/permit_procedures.htm We just received a 5 d...

In Chaff » Grand Canyon Trip Suggestions
January 02, 9:27pm

Lightweight digital cameras
Any suggestions on lightweight digital cameras that can take 2 weeks of hiking? Thanks, MikeB

In GEAR » Lightweight digital cameras
December 31, 12:16am

38% Xtreme Stove (and other Coleman) discount for non-profits
By the way, if you're part of any nonprofit (they specify churches, scouts and schools, plus Red Cross and many others), you can get a smoking deal on an Xtreme stove directly from Coleman for $37....

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Coleman Xtreme Stove
December 30, 9:23pm

Re: Modified Coleman Xtreme Phase 1- Done
Thanks. I had heard elsewhere that the purpose of the casting was to insure in cooler weather that the gas temp was not too low, hence the idea of not needing the casting for AZ in the summer. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Coleman Xtreme Stove
December 30, 9:05pm

Re: Modified Coleman Xtreme Phase 1- Done
Great article Bill, thank you very much. If you were camping in warm weather, would you really need the casting at all? (that you did such a great job of machining down!) MikeB

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Coleman Xtreme Stove
December 30, 8:35pm

Re: patch for brasslite stove?
I wouldn't use epoxy without knowing how that bonding agent responds to exposure to alcohol (you'd hate for the stove to start leaking once it gets going and then find out that alcohol disolves tha...

In GEAR » patch for brasslite stove?
December 28, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: AAA Charger
I like the flexible part. Mount that on the top of your pack and you could charge while you hike. Let us know how the test comes out.

In GEAR » AAA solar battery charger
December 22, 3:36pm

Re: Re: AAA Charger
One area you want to be careful with in putting a smaller battery into the charger designed for a larger battery(s), is the charging rate. Example: An AA battery may have a capacity of 2400 maH...

In GEAR » AAA solar battery charger
December 21, 6:59pm

Tyvek uses again: How to soften
So what is the best way to soften Tyvek?

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek as a tarp?
December 12, 8:16pm

Re: Re: Re: spraypainting raingear
Maybe a Plus sign would be better than an X... (;->) Or, how about a flashing LED on your hat?

In GEAR » spraypainting raingear
December 12, 8:09pm

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