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All Forum Posts by Stephen Barber

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Bear can misery - relieving pressure
A regular Swiss Army knife has an awl, which can be used to drill holes through wood, plastic, carbon, and some metals. Perhaps that awl could drill the 1/64th inch hole (actually it would be bigge...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 01, 2:26pm

re: Mchale Bypass Strap System
Yes, it works very well. The by-pass strap controls how close or distant the top of the pack rides from the back, and the shoulder strap controls how much weight is on your shoulders. Completely in...

In GEAR » Mchale Bypass Strap System
March 30, 2:08pm

Re: Re: Re: RE: Serve and Protect
http://www.policeone.com/edged-weapons/articles/102828-Edged-Weapon-Defense-Is-or-was-the-21-foot-rule-valid-Part-1/ From above: "Bottom line: Within a 21-foot perimeter, most officers dea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 28, 10:24am

Re: Re: RE: Serve and Protect
"...with that job comes a higher level of accountability and responsibility..." Absolutely! And they are - at least in all the jurisdictions I'm familiar with. What is often hard f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 27, 7:58pm

RE: Serve and Protect
Travis, your points on police needing to be well trained to deal with mentally and emotionally disturbed persons are well taken. Having lived in Canada, I agree that police there are much slower to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 27, 3:38pm

Re: Perils of stealth camping, etc
"Tazers ... can cause heart attacks, but 99.7% of the time they do not according to the Dept of Justice." It only takes one major law suit for a city/county/state to impose restrictive...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 8:16pm

re: Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
Any time law enforcement officers tell you to do something, especially if their weapons are out, do it. Argue about your rights once your lawyer is there - and let him/her do the arguing. Until the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 12:42pm

Re: folding, all-purpose knife?
I agree that 420 is undesirable. Opinel knives come in both carbon and stainless in a huge variety of sizes. They are very basic, yet very good knives. You can do a lot better, but not at that ...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
March 25, 7:23pm

re: backpacking with baby after abdominal surgery
Relax! It's the long term you need to think about now. Picture you, your S.O. and your kid hiking together 15 years from now. If it's one year or two years before you can carry a 25# pack p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking after abdominal surgery
March 24, 6:48pm

Re: The Wedge (A new Tent)
I wonder how much of a breeze it would take to collapse those tubes?

In GEAR » The Wedge (A new Tent)
March 24, 1:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am