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Re: WTB: a super cheap gps
ebay GPS watch. there are Suunto GPS watches that you can get for $35. Even in art as in life, you will likely get what you pay for...

In Gear Swap » WTB: a super cheap gps
May 29, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Check with Philmont - Isopropane is available
I guess I dropped the .9, should have read 6.9 oz empty.... Was actually weighed. MikeB

May 27, 11:02pm

REI / other career for new grad
My son just graduated with a BS in Finance from Arizona State U (Magna Cum Laude!..OK, he gets it from his mom) loves the outdoors, hiking, triathalon, etc. As opposed to a classic desk job, he w...

In Chaff » REI / other career for new grad
May 26, 10:12pm

Re: Turkey Bags
Scott, Yes, we put all the dehydrate in one bag, then pour the hot water into it. These are usually turkey roasting / oven / freezer bags, we've typically used the 2 and 5 gallon roasting bag...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 23, 3:57pm

Re: Price Drop - Men's Patagonia Houdini Jacket Full-Zip.
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In Gear Swap » FS - Men's Patagonia Houdini Jacket Full-Zip
May 21, 9:01pm

Re: Check with Philmont - Isopropane is available
Hi Roger, these are the screw thread canisters. 1 lb / 450 g +/-, ~ same thing. They are 23 oz full, 6. oz empty. The 8 oz / 220 g canisters weight 13 oz full, 5 oz empty. https://www.exped...

May 21, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Check with Philmont - Isopropane is available
With it being the first year of the Trading Posts' having Isoprop, we're taking a CYA approach: We're taking 3 - 1 lbs canisters of gas, which should cover the entire trek for 12. (No...

May 20, 11:24pm

Re: Check with Philmont - Isopropane is available
Philmont has noted in a couple of publications that as of this year (see p. 17 of the 2008 Guidebook to Adventure) that Isopropane will be available at the trading posts. Hopefully that also means...

May 20, 7:55pm

# canisters on Philmont
Scott, last year with 10, we went through 2.4 lbs of canister gas. We used turkeybagging, which made the cleanup much easier, and I believe helped us use less hot water. With 12, we're tak...

May 19, 10:07pm

Re: Re: Canisters vs White Gas
30 gm per day for 2: How much water are you typically planning on boiling a day / how many meals? Regards, MikeB

May 19, 6:36pm

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