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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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Eureka Solitaire1 man UL Tent
What I like: Inexpensive (commonly available around $50) Very easy to set up Zip-up bug proof Claimed weight 2lb 9oz, less w/ titanium or aluminum stakes What I don't like: Some effort to ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 16, 7:43pm

Hiking Shack (Phoenix, AZ)
These guys are good, excellent prices, and a very knowledgable staff that provides straight up answers to gear, location or other questions. I like to deal with them in person, although they do have ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 7:08pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
There's a reason why this light rates so high, it puts out a lot of light in a very small package at a reasonable price. It is rugged, easily clips or velcro's onto hats or other clothing, bushes, et...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 16, 6:59pm

Iowa Thin Film Solar Charger
I believe this is the way of the future for electronics. At approximately 3 ounces, this little powerhouse, one of a series of different voltage / current combos, provides a nominal 7.2 Volts (typic...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 16, 6:47pm

Markill 69350 Hotshot
This stove would rate higher if it wasn't so heavy! At 8.8 ounces and $30, it does an otherwise good job. What I like: Nice heat adjustment capability Integrated ignition / starter Compact, f...

In Stoves - Canister
November 16, 5:56pm

Eureka Solitaire Bivy Tent
See review in Double Walled Reviews

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 16, 5:41pm

Pur Pioneet
What I like: I like filtered water when the source is not clear, as opposed to tablets only Lghtweight, 7-8 ounces It's easy to pump Reasonable volume per pump Fits on a Nalgene bottle, weight ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
November 16, 5:17pm

Coghlan / Walmart Emergency $1 Poncho
If it's not windy and you're not expecting rain, this is a good emergency poncho / wrap as a just in case. At about $1 and 55 - 70 grams each, it's not a bad contingency item, in lieu of taking other ...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 16, 4:56pm

Mary Janes Farm Organic Buttery Herb Pasta
What I liked: Excellent Taste. Easy to make, boil 6 - 10 oz water (depending upon how runny you like it) pour it in, stir for 10 minutes, Viola! Easy cleanup, repack, repatriate. Low Sodium, ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 12, 4:05pm

Mountain House Potatoes wand Beef with Onions
What I liked: Easy to make, boil 12-16 oz water (depending upon how runny you like it) pour it in, reseal it, stir / squish for 10 minutes, Viola! Easy cleanup, reseal, repack, repatriate. What ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 12, 3:52pm