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Marmot Helium EQ vs. Marmot Helium
Can anyone point me to a good discussion on the differences in these 2 bags, or provide a quick overview here? I didn't see anything on the Marmot site. Thanks, Mike B

In GEAR » Marmot Helium EQ vs. Marmot Helium
October 23, 9:57pm


In Chaff » - Anyone done business with them?
October 20, 7:34pm

Re: Re: How do I search just the forum?
And if it was a snake, ..... Thanks, I was target fixated on the top right Search BPL box. Thanks, Mike

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How do I search just the forum?
October 11, 9:05pm

How do I search just the forum?
I've tried a couple of times to search the forum using the search BPL link on the top right of the screen, but this does not seem to include Forum Posts. Is this possible? If so, any hints would ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How do I search just the forum?
October 10, 7:15pm

Re: Micropore Rainsuit
I'm interested, do you take paypal? Thanks, Mike

In Gear Swap » Micropore Rainsuit
October 06, 9:26pm

Re: Canister Fuel Dimensions
Are you only interested in the dimensions? There are a lot of parametrics involved beyond just the weight. If you're looking for slightly lighter weight for the volume of fuel, look at the Colema...

In GEAR » Canister Fuel Dimensions
October 03, 6:42pm

Silnylon tent condensation?
I'm wondering if condensation is a problem in silnylon tents. I have no experience with these, and was considering one for a trip to Philmont next summer. Thanks, Mike

In GEAR » Silnylon tent condensation?
October 02, 2:58pm

Philmont Fuel Used
Michael A Walker said" ...the 10 oz MSR windpro stove worked well with the big pots and used for about half the cooking/cleaning needs we consumed about 16 oz of fuel" If we were only taking th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philmont Summer 2006 -
September 20, 9:57pm

Confused on sleeping bags ratings and weight
I'm looking for a 15 - 25 F lightweight down bag. I also will purchase a sleeping pad, but I'm confused on the high variability on weight for similar down bags: Is the weight of 650 fill down tha...

In GEAR » Confused on sleeping bags ratings and weight
September 19, 8:56pm

Fleece Lining==> Thanks Patti
Thanks for that valuable insight, I didn't realize that "downproofing" would be the issue. That leads to a possible hybrid solution I'll search out: 1 lb down warm weather bag with a +/- 1 lb flee...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Down plus fleece lining?
September 12, 8:11pm

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 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