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Phil Barton (flyfast) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Oklahoma
About Me Enjoying every outdoor adventure I share with friends and family. Learning more every day.

backpackinglight.com has opened some great doors for me. Hikes have included the Wind River Range, Bob Marshall Wilderness, a wee bit of the Colorado Trail, Philmont, and others in OK, NM, AR, AZ, and CO.

Scouter with BSA Troop 945, Tulsa, OK.
CityTulsa
StateOK
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: Cycling Across America
Casey, just read your journal from your '99 ride. I really enjoyed your story. My wife and I look forward to a transcontinental ride. Thanks for keeping me inspired. Phil

In GEAR » cycling across America
November 29, 1:03pm

ULA Amp
Jonathan, that Amp looks a lot like one I know that you recently bought for a lower price.

In Gear Swap » FS: ULA, GoLite, BD, Osprey
November 01, 2:44pm

Re: Jacket at Philmont
Jim is right YMMV. In June-July 2008 we wore our jackets most days. We seldom did this year in July. But when we were cold it would have been miserable without a warm layer. Here we are freezing...

In Philmont » New gear for the trek
October 24, 10:00pm

Re: Lighten Up DVD
Shawn, where are you located? I'm in Tulsa and have a spare copy. It may be easier to mail a copy but just thought I'd ask. Phil P.S. DVD is spoken for. 10/20/2009

In Gear Swap » WTB: Lighten Up DVD
October 19, 10:05pm

FS ULA Amp
I am changing gears on my pack. I have a lightly used ULA Amp. It's been on about 3 outings. It is size L with the back pocket and 2 side pockets. It is in essentially new condition. $70 inc...

In Gear Swap » FS ULA Amp
October 08, 6:38pm

Re: "WTB Lightweight Dining Fly"
Richard, we have twice now used these as a Philmont dining fly. They are relatively inexpensive and work very well. http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___20070 It might help to ask for a...

In Gear Swap » WTB Lightweight Dining Fly
October 08, 6:30pm

Re: Starbucks instant coffee
I like Via. I took enough packets with me to Philmont in July to have 2-3 every day for 10 mornings on the trail. I had a few to share with my son and others. It was easy compared to cowboy coffee ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Starbucks instant coffee
September 30, 5:11pm

Snowpeak 900 lid
Jason, I'm interested in a lid for the SP T900. Thanks, Phil

In Gear Deals » Snowpeak 600 lids are here!
September 10, 8:34am

Re: Say no to grease?
Paul, I find that wearing at least a stocking cap to bed helps a lot over the days where my hair and face become oily. Also, listening to a podcast by Gary Schaezlin the owner of Western Mountainee...

In GEAR » Say no to grease?
August 06, 12:45pm

Re: Coffee
Wes, have a great time! I took Via this summer (3 a day). It is a good way to go. Hope all your crew does well with the lightweight kit. Let us know how it goes. All the best, Phil

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
July 30, 2:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Phil Barton

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
Maybe you don't have to worry about ticks. In the southern US it's something we have to continually address. The Pro-Tick Remedy is the best removal method I've run across. It is a simple,...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 24, 4:48pm

TarpTent
It's been almost 2 1/2 years since I bought my TT Squall but the process was memorably good. First, I spoke with Henry by phone to chat about the models and what would be the best fit for my hikin...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 26, 9:47am

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've had my pair of GoLite Reed pants since at least 2001. They were still sold as Ray-Way gear way back then. These pants are blue (as I remember getting them on sale). This vintage pair of pants...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 20, 5:41pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I've used RailRider shirts for about 5 years now. The RR Adventure Shirt has become a core piece of my warm weather hiking kit. It is well made, cool in hot weather, and very durable. I wear L ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 31, 5:21am

MSR Mug Mate Coffee Filter MSR coffee filter
Mike Clelland's article, "Techniques and Gear for the Lightweight Backcountry Coffee Connoisseur" (BackpackingLight Magazine, Issue 6) was a home run for me. I sorta, kinda, oh maybe a l...

In Cookware - Other
March 23, 2:05pm

Western Mountaineering Highlite
All the above ratings capture well the features of the Western Mountaineering HighLite. I've owned mine now for a year. What I really like about this bag is its warmth. I am amazed at what it c...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 23, 1:18pm

ULA Amp
The Amp is my second pack from Brian Frankle. I’ve waited to post a review until my first outing with the pack this past weekend. The ULA Amp meets my expectations for a smaller volume pack to be used...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 23, 8:21am

Sawyer Premium Insect Repellant --
Sawyer brand permethrin spray is widely available here at Wal-Mart and many sporting goods stores. If you live in an area that isn't tick infested then count your blessings. If you do live or hike...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 16, 5:37am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
After several months of use for the BMW TorsoLite, I rate it a 4.5 (if that were allowed). It is reasonably light. It is warm enough for my winter camping. My only reservation is that I wish it were t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 2:58pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
TOPO! software to me is a mixed bag. I've owned 5 different map sets for a few years (US National Parks and 4 different states). What I've really liked -- the ability to print any map the ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
January 13, 12:16pm