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Water was on at 1.5 and 3 Mile Rest Houses
FYI, we went last weekend, and the water was on at both sites. MikeB

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water at Rest house on Bright Angel
April 22, 8:41pm

Water at Rest house on Bright Angel
Does anyone know if or when the water at 1.5 and 3 mile Rest Houses is on or when it will be on? I see 2 different dates, one is "May", the other is "Varies". Thanks, MikeB

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water at Rest house on Bright Angel
April 15, 8:15pm

Hydrogen
I may know someone who is interested in the Hydrogen. Can you send me your email address to azmb at earthlink dot net. Thanks, MikeB

In Gear Swap » Marmot Hydrogen, Katadyn Filter, MSR Stoves
April 13, 11:00pm

Re:Would you send my 80 year old Dad a birthday greeting
Thanks Steve (and Phil), he's wondering how and why people he doesn't know are sending him greetings. Thanks, MikeB

In Chaff » Would you send my 80 year old Dad a birthday greeting
April 12, 10:42pm

Would you send my 80 year old Dad a birthday greeting
My Dad is turning 80 April 16. I'd love to have someone from every continent , and every state, send him a birthday greeting (foreign languages work). If you know someone in Antarctica <...

In Chaff » Would you send my 80 year old Dad a birthday greeting
April 09, 11:04pm

Re: 60*F bag
If I'm sleeping in jeans, a long sleeve shirt and a hat, I'm good for 60 F.

In GEAR » Light Summer sleeping bag
April 09, 10:53pm

Sub 1 lb absolutely possible, what's the definition and parametrics
As several have noted, it depends upon your definition, the climate, length of stay, and a lot of other parameters. If it's 70 - 90 for a low at night (not uncommon in the summer SW US and oth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sub 1 lb. XUL : Possible or BS?
April 09, 10:51pm

Re: Someone know something I don't?
Maybe he's paying in Turkish Lira, from a Nigerian bank account, makes up his own cashiers checks, or has a hacked Paypal account. Or could be a transshipper for an embargoed country. Lots of...

In Gear Deals » Someone know something I don't?
April 08, 11:02pm

Re: Will synthetics and down be obselete? Check this out!
It makes sense. Now, what about -40 sleeping bags? Does this mean my thermarest gets warmer with Argon? That's makes even more sense to me.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Will synthetics and down be obselete? Check this out!
April 05, 10:18pm

Large Tarp recommendations
We're looking for a 10 x 12 or 12 x 12 Silnylon tarp. Any recommendations? Thanks, Mike

In GEAR » Large Tarp recommendations
April 05, 9:58am

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
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