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All Forum Posts by Mike Barney

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Re: Canisters vs White Gas
Scott, there is a thread here that addresses this. Canisters seem like a ...

May 19, 4:29pm

Bear Bag Practice Session this Saturday
Hi Doug, feel free to drop by Scottsdale this coming weekend (hey it's not that far from CA). I have a cable setup @ 17 feet to practice with. Same as was in the photos' It seems to t...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 18, 11:48pm

Cable based Improved Bear Bagging
I was able to get some pictures posted and a description of lighter weight bear bag approach. You can see it here. I would appreciate any feedb...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 18, 8:56pm

Paul M, PM me
Paul M, PM me

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 17, 11:09pm

Re: Lighter Bear Ropes
Paul, I'll get some pictures out shortly with a description. We're also using very lightweight bags which we'll also show pictures of.

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 16, 10:16pm

Lighter Bear Ropes ==> Barney Bagging
We set up a 3/8" steel cable at 17' to practice and try to improve on the setup. One problem is anytime you have a rope going over the multi-stranded cable, most every rope, cord and even...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 15, 10:40pm

Sub. Frisbee for strainer bags....
Doug, thanks for the pointer on the painter strainer bags. I think we'll give that a try I have to believe that's actually a better solution than 1/4" holes. Like you guys, we'...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 15, 10:30pm

Re: Lighter Gear
Hey John, let us know how it is, and what trek you're on. MikeB 706-H4

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 13, 6:17pm

Re: Wild & crazy gear
Titanium and hamsters are yesterday's news. I use a trio of shrews, trained to run in lockstep. The eat fauna along the trail every 45 minutes, which is a good timer for a 5 minute stop. The...

In Chaff » Wild & crazy gear that we don't yet know we need
May 12, 7:36pm

Turkey Baggin
Phil (and others) are you guys turkey bagging?

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 11, 2:27pm

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 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