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Re: Re: Philmont to stock canister fuel
Yes they make sense Phil. My primary concern with canisters would be availability at the back country trading posts. I expect they will have them, but..... If you depend upon that and are down...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 11, 10:32am

Re: Re: Philmont to stock canister fuel
Hi Phil and Peter, I tried to do an analysis a couple of years ago, it's below. The only consideration is that the isopropane may have greater difficulties at altitude. Here's the analys...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 10, 11:25pm

Re: Re: Backpacking Light @ Philmont
Hi Kyle, good post. I think there is enough old school still in BSA that lightweight hasn't fully taken hold yet, or maybe "we" haven't done as good of a job as we could on show...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 09, 6:50pm

Re: Back Issues - Thickest/Lightest pad?
If you're willing to consider the unconventional, then how about 2.9 oz / 1.7" thick pad? Here's the review:

In GEAR » Back Issues - Thickest/Lightest pad?
May 06, 9:25pm

2 Philmont slots open July 5 - 19
If a father son combination are interested, there are 2 slots open July 5 - 19, Trek 19. $770 each. PM me and I'll put you in contact with the crew. Mike

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 05, 7:32pm

Thanks Ryan for making this forum available. Hopefully, we can provide a great Message Forum for those that have questions about Philmont. Thanks again, MikeB

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 03, 9:37pm

Re: Best ounce you ever carried?
-A wedding ring - for when I proposed to my wife. - (do I win anything?) Your Wife! Congratulations!

In Philosophy & Technique » Best ounce you ever carried?
April 28, 8:40pm

Re: Re: Is going barefoot healthier?
Other than the seemingly more frequent shards of glass on trails and sidewalks, spiny plants and thorns and foot borne parasites, no reason I can think of to not go barefoot... Going barefoot is &...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is going barefoot healthier?
April 26, 12:24am

Re: Re: Not following Ideology...
Ditto on the Rainshadow II. We had 5 playing cards in it with room to spare during a rain shower. Mine weighs about 3 lbs. The other thing I like is it vents very well.

In GEAR » Couples Tarping... Questions!
April 25, 10:55pm

Dehydrated SPAM? Wow, another variety! I though I had seen it all with the "7 Variety SPAM Gift Pack" in Korea. Guess it's now **8** In all seriousness, dehydrating SPAM is pr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » SPAM
April 23, 6:28pm

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