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Hooray for Walter
Walter, it takes some fortitude to 'do the right thing' for the overall crew, particularly when parents get into the fray. Hope the 50 went better than expected. Mike

In Philmont » Kid and Dad are a handful
July 25, 10:03am

1 4 qt pot worked for us
We just got back yesterday. Only heated water in one 4 qt pot. Worked fine.

In Philmont » 4 qt pot
July 17, 12:29pm

Sincere thanks to Nick Safley
I'd like to sincerely thank Nick for the support he has provided to our Philmont crew this year. He's provided *a lot* of gear to scholarship kids who otherwise wouldn't have a chance ...

In Philmont » Sincere thanks to Nick Safley
June 24, 9:43pm

Take a look at the Frogg Toggs site
Lightweight, very breathable, http://www.froggtoggs.com Also check out their closeout section. Good luck, Mike

In Philmont » Rain Shirt
June 05, 4:32pm

GPS at Philmont
Hi Bob and Phil (long time Phil) We've been a few times with GPS and effectively let the boys use map and compass while the adults hold the GPS. This has worked well for review of how they ...

In Philmont » Garmin GPS Maps
April 10, 7:51pm

Your sleeping bag really depends upon your trek and your sleeping habits
Two environmental factors come into play that are often not discussed when picking a bag, altitude and humidity. If you have a trek that is relatively low in altitude and low humidity, then you ma...

In Philmont » Sleeping bag
February 05, 1:43pm

If you know a deserving Scout in AZ who would like to go to Philmont...
Apologies if you're not in Grand Canyon Council (maybe you could do this in your council?) 2010 Philmont Scholarships for Scouts (Grand Canyon Council) The Grand Canyon Council is in the ...

In Philmont » If you know a deserving Scout in AZ who would like to go to Philmont...
September 16, 7:10pm

"Completely insane" Hooray for "Wimps"
Wes noted: "I had several adults proudly tell me how they went to Philmont with a 55 pound pack. These guys are completely insane." You nailed it! After about day 4 when the real miles ...

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
July 30, 11:54pm

Would you consider donating some lightweight gear?
For some time I've wanted to provide the Philmont experience to kids that can't afford it. I got lucky, and have just been given a slot for a Crew of 12 in 2010 to go to Philmont. This cr...

In Philmont » Would you consider donating some lightweight gear?
July 28, 11:20pm

Thumbs up for ULA Catalyst
I've used a Catalyst on 3 treks, great pack w/ sufficient capacity to carry your share of crew gear and 3 or 4 days of food. Unless you're a superultralight'er, I don't think a p...

In Philmont » ULA Ohm for Philmont
July 26, 3:56pm

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