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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. 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.
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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: oven cooking bags
David, you technically don't cook in the bags. You simply heat water in your pot. While the water is heating dump the dry food into a turkey roasting bag. When the water boils measure the need...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
January 13, 12:18pm

Waiting list
Oh Joe, I didn't aim to pick on you at all. Philmont remains popular because they offer backpacking in some beautiful country with a program that offers a lot for the kids. Most Scouters really...

In Philmont » Waiting List
January 12, 9:44pm

Waiting list
Ken, the waiting list at Philmont is a funny thing. Don't wait on a call from Philmont. I can't believe that ever happens. A few days before Christmas I called the camping registration ...

In Philmont » Waiting List
January 12, 4:46pm

UL - Philmont
Way to go Noah! Yes, you can go light at Philmont. You are taking the exact right steps to start planning for 2010. Going light is as much a mental exercise as anything. You have to develop comfort...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight backpacking gear lists.
January 12, 4:13pm

Re: Devil's Den - Butterfield Hikng Trail
Michael, how was your trip to Devil's Den? We've not taken the troop there in several years. Hope you had a great time. By the way I had a bizarre experience on the BHT in 2005. 4 of us ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » A Forum for Scouts and Scouters
January 07, 7:11pm

Re: Will they let you do this?
Frank, footwear is a personal decision. Almost every member of our 2 crews last year were in light footwear. Only one had any foot trouble but it had more to do with cleanliness than anything else....

In Philmont » Will they let you do this?
January 06, 9:49pm

Re: Kid and Dad are a handful
Sam, I have some thoughts and experiences for you. Can you please send me your email in a PM? Thanks, Phil

In Philmont » Kid and Dad are a handful
December 03, 1:18pm

Re: Philmont Bear Bag substitutes & Canister stoves
Hi Doug. 1. No experience with a replacement for Philmont bear bags. 2. We very successfully used 2 x MSR Windpro stoves for a crew of 9. We had plenty of stove capacity. We carried 6 canisters ...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
November 17, 8:35am

Re: How do you lighten up Adults
Tad, you don't say a few of things that might help - what kind of trips do you have planned? What distance? How often does the troop go on a hike? Does your troop provide gear for Scouts and ad...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » How do you lighten up Adults
October 01, 4:38pm

Re: Re: LIghtweight Philmont Experince
Pete, are you an advisor? I was for 710-B2. I used a Tarptent Virga with no floor and a Tyvek ground cloth. No one said a word to me about it. I know that Doug Prosser also describes using a floorl...

In Philmont » LIghtweight Philmont Experince
August 01, 12:53pm

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

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

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