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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, 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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I've made several orders from the Gear Shop here, and the response is always quick, well organized, and delivered quickly with good notification. The merchandise arrived on time and in good condition....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 27, 9:33pm

Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)
For a first shot, "Here's why you should consider lightweight backpacking" book, this one is pretty good. It's not too long, about 60 pages, and gives a lot of hints to someone considering going ligh...

In Books and Media
November 26, 6:37pm

Campmor .com
Campmor has an easy to use interface on the web, located at They have all types of camping gear, from long term pads to ultralight titanium. They don't have everything, but they have a ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 26, 2:03pm
Congratulations, you won! says the email. And there's a fair chance that you got a good deal. Because of the structure and permuted feedback policies, it is getting harder to tell who is a "standup ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 25, 10:51pm

Evernew Titanium Sierra Style Cup
First, I like that it's rugged and lightweight compared to many materials, and can be used to heat 8 - 12 oz of water directly over a stove / fire, or can be used as a cup or even a small eating dish....

In Cookware - Titanium
November 25, 8:42pm

Maruchan Ramen
This is an easy to fix, versatile meal that you can use for a snack, or the basis for a meal at 380 calories with the addition of your favorite veggies, meat or other tasty delights. It comes with fl...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 24, 8:22pm

I needed a 3 man Rainshadow 2, Henry followed through, helped with the seam sealing, and delivered an excellent product on time. Good communications, answered emails and telephone calls promptly and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 24, 10:15am

ULA Equipment
There is no question ULA makes good equipment. The Catalyst I purchased (and also that of a friend) is great pack, well constructed and easy to adjust, and they do a good job of helping making approp...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 17, 10:44pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
REI's return policy is as good as it gets, they have good stock with numerous outlets, an amazing garage sale, and are listed as one of the 100 best places to work in the US. They don't match prices,...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 17, 10:31pm

Motorola Iridium 9505 Satellite Phone
This is one of those items that you hope you don't need, but glad to have it if you really need it. There really aren't any ultralight satellite phones that can reach out from any wilderness area, bu...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
November 16, 9:02pm