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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.
My PDF Gear ListPhil's spring 2007 gear list

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All Forum Posts by Phil Barton

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Re: Was UL a phase for you?
Reducing pack weight was a great place to start in becoming conscious about what I want to do in the backcountry. Learning how to be comfortable and safe while carrying less stuff gave me the confi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 05, 5:24pm

Re: Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
Beautiful work, Jeremy! Thanks for the inspiration.

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
April 30, 12:44pm

Re: JetBoil Joule
Wow. It's a bit expensive too. $200 at

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 10:30am

SOLD: 2012 Katabatic Gear Palisade Quilt
SOLD 1/16/2013 $355 for a like new Palisade Quilt. The price includes shipping in the US. The quilt also includes the original box, cotton storage sack, nylon stuff sack, the cord clip system, a...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2012 Katabatic Gear Palisade Quilt
January 15, 2:13pm

Re: Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
Great job. Thanks, Ryan.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 17, 1:51pm

Re: Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall?
Hey. Is the group open to more folks? Coming from Tulsa. Will have to work on my schedule to see if the GGG can fit. Glad to see an opportunity for new friends and fun on the ERL. I'll be c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall?
September 11, 9:03pm

Re: Lamar
Ryan, thanks. I really enjoyed that article. What a great experience for your older Scouts. I also felt your anxiety about grizzly bears. We are not the primal ruler for Yellowstone's wilder...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lamar
August 24, 12:32pm

Re: How Much Gas to Carry?
As Glenn says, the 8 ounce canisters are readily available at Philmont. Our crews have used 2 x 8 oz. canisters per stove over a trek. Don't get too concerned about resupply. You can obtain ...

May 04, 1:56pm

Sale pending
Responding to a PM right now.

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Highlite
May 02, 8:21pm

SOLD: WM Highlite
**SOLD 5/3/2012*** Western Mountaineering Highlite, long size, right hand zipper. Clean and in excellent condition. Includes stuff sack and cotton storage sack. $190 including 48 state USA shipp...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Highlite
May 02, 2:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Phil Barton

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Marmot Helium (long)
My experience with the Marmot Helium is in line with those above. I'm pleased with the warmth for the weight and volume of the bag. It's great to dive into that bag on a below freezing night w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 05, 7:21am

Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloth(medium)
Every now and then you do find a piece of gear that does just what you need. That's the Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloth. It's light. I roll it up and stick it in my pack's external pocket. It has ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 05, 7:25pm

Java Juice Coffee Extract
Always looking for an improvement on instant coffee, I tried Java Juice on my most recent outing. My observations are that it has excellent flavor, color, and aroma. It's certainly simple to use. My 2...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 04, 5:31am

Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
Ditto. After 6 months of use, I have had no trail debris get past these little gators. I'm very pleased with their function, fit, and durability. I have had no problems with the underfoot cord. It ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 24, 8:36am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
I only have 3 trips with the GG Lightrek poles thus far. The poles have proven excellent in every regard. They are stiff enough to support me (oh, about 200 pounds) on rocky terrain. As tarp poles...

In Trekking Poles
April 20, 9:48pm

MSR Pocket Rocket
I've used the Pocket Rocket for 5 years in a variety of conditions. Plus: Light - 3 oz. Reasonable efficiency - allowing 5-6 days on 1 canister. Minus: Not very stable. Not easily adapt...

In Stoves - Canister
March 22, 9:41am

Travel Light - Eat Heavy Bill McCartney
I've had this book for a couple of months now. I've had great success with a number of the recipes. Mr. McCartney has done a great job of taking off-the-shelf items from an everyday grocery store and ...

In Books and Media
March 20, 7:36pm

Tilley LT5
Well, it's not exactly the same but I'll put the Tilley LT6 in the same category. It's an excellent hat. This one has a bit wider brim. I have to be shaded to enjoy time outdoors. This hat really does...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 21, 6:58am

Tarptent Squall
On the journey to a lighter kit I've acquired the Squall. It is a very well designed and fabricated tarp shelter. It is very easy to pitch. I've only had modest exposure to precipitation but stayed dr...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 12, 4:37pm

ULA Equipment P-1
The previous reviews cover this pack well. I've carried 12-22 pound loads on 3 trips so far. It is so comfortable that it's easy to forget that I'm wearing the pack. I too would like to see a littl...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 12, 4:10pm