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Re: MSR Titanium Fuel Bottles
Here's one on ebay that ends Dec 14 http://cgi.ebay.com/MSR-Titanium-Fuel-Bottle-4_W0QQitemZ8735709810QQcategoryZ16036QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

In GEAR » MSR Titanium Fuel Bottles
December 11, 7:14pm

Re: spraypainting raingear
It will still be waterproof, but you're going to loose some of the breathability. The paint will plug up the micropores where individual droplets hit, but if you're just going to put a few pinstrip...

In GEAR » spraypainting raingear
December 11, 7:09pm

Thanks, we had a great (and warm) time
Thanks for all the cold weather suggestions. We reviewed them with the kids. It was an incredibly clear 11 degree F night @ 7700 feet. Those who followed the directions stayed warm. (The one wh...

In GEAR » Any suggestions for warm weather Scouts trying cold weather camping?
December 10, 4:44pm

Any suggestions for warm weather Scouts trying cold weather camping?
We're planning an overnight trip in cold (for us) weather, likely mid teens. Any suggestions or modifications to the information from experienced cold weather campers would be appreciated. (Going ...

In GEAR » Any suggestions for warm weather Scouts trying cold weather camping?
December 04, 10:01am

Re: Bear Bagging Zapper
Interesting problem. If all you want to do is protect a small metalized bag or box, any fence charger is going to be gross overkill. The technology is there for significantly lighter options. T...

In GEAR » Bear Bagging
December 03, 12:26pm

How long does it take you to break in a new pair of hiking boots?
Like the title says, how long do you expect to take to break in a new pair of hiking boots? Thanks, Mike

In GEAR » How long does it take you to break in a new pair of hiking boots?
December 02, 6:33pm

Re: Re: backpacking lanterns
I've also had a Primus (2245), 9 oz. It's inexpensive compared to some of the other lanterns, and the construction of the mantle assembly makes it solid for rough handling without breaking the man...

In GEAR » backpacking lanterns
November 29, 7:57am

Re: Re: backpacking lanterns
I've also had a Primus (2245), 9 oz. It's inexpensive compared to some of the other lanterns, and the construction of the mantle assembly makes it solid for rough handling without breaking the man...

In GEAR » backpacking lanterns
November 28, 10:43pm

Re: Safety Lanyard - Better Ideas??
We're required to use breakaway lanyards at work for our ID cards. There are numerous manufacturers with various schemes. The most popular seem to be: Velcro (per your approach) Mated snap (pla...

In Multiple Use Gear » Safety Lanyard - Better Ideas??
November 26, 3:11pm

Cheap Cold weather camping gear for warm weather Scouts
We're taking some warm weather Phoenix AZ based scouts cold weather camping in Flagstaff next month, where the average low is likely to be 15 to 20F degrees. A few of us have bags that are good to...

In GEAR » Cold weather camping gear for warm weather Scouts - on the cheap
November 18, 7:27pm

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