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Rain & mushrooms
Wow! Look at that huge red mushroom! I guess the rain makes them grow bigger, eh? Wild colors too!

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack rain cover = mobile ultralight shelter
August 04, 6:35pm

Scandinavian knives
Ken, if you're looking for a Scandinavian knife, Ragweed Forge has the best collection I've seen, without getting into the very pricey models. I won't recommend a specific model, instea...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bushcraft knife
August 02, 8:37pm

Trout on Grasshoppers
"Bringing a few grasshoppers because it cracks me up using them with a Tenkara rod, and because they are supposed to be attractive to bigger fish in the Sierra. What cred I gained by bringing ...

In Fishing » Fly selection for Sierra
July 31, 10:24am

Re: Deboning a fish in the backcountry?
With trout, whether frying or poaching, I normally cook it whole, then debone by lightly lifting the fillets off the skeleton. Any ribs or fins that remain attached to the fillet are easy to lift o...

In Fishing » Deboning a fish in the backcountry?
July 30, 2:07pm

Big Trailstar
If you don't already have a Trailstar, you might want to consider the Big Trailstar. Easily enough room for you, your boys, and your gear.

In GEAR » Trailstar Question
July 29, 4:04pm

re: Re: Backup fire starter
In a recent deluge, with six hypothermic (Stage 1) hikers, a mini-flare got the wet wood roaring.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
July 23, 3:29pm

re: Re: re: Disposing of fishy parts
I like that! Bear p@@p = forest compost additive!

In Fishing » Disposing of fishy parts
July 20, 8:50pm

re: Disposing of fishy parts
I don't recall the source, it was some years ago, but there has been research done on sea-migrating salmon and steelhead which proved pretty conclusively that numbers and health of new juvenile...

In Fishing » Disposing of fishy parts
July 20, 4:41pm

Re: re: Rodents attack tent!
Ah, but marmite and peanut butter together? Heaven!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rodents attack tent!
July 10, 6:02pm

Re; there's FAT in my JERKY!!
I always use eye of the round, sliced across the grain. Very, very little fat if any in the meat, normally any fat is on the outside and easily removed. My favorite no-salt (doc's orders) is wh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » there's FAT in my JERKY!!
July 10, 5:59pm

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