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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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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
This is an excellent, 3-4 oz. lightweight "Camelback like" bladder and drinking tube that can be placed in your pack, in a side pocket, or strapped on top or the back. The hose is approximately 40 in...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
November 10, 10:32pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
The good news is this little 2 step 2 bottle water treatment kit is inexpensive and good to have around in a pinch. Iodine has been used for a century for purifying water, it is very effective and i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
November 10, 10:24pm

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
In the water purification vernacular, this is the best thing since sliced bread. These little Chlorine Dioxide tablets do in 20 minutes what other treatments can take up to an hour to do, plus kill m...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
November 10, 10:12pm

Gatorade Bottle
This is a no brainer, the bottles are thicker and a little heavier than your average 24 - 32 oz but they will last a very long time, and the caps are easy to put on. And, it's not just Gatorade, se...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
November 10, 9:44pm

Marmot Col EQ -20 Sleeping Bag
There are not that many bags you can use in really cold weather, but this is one of them. If you're into really cold camping this is a great bag, weighs about 5 lbs, cost $550 - 650, it will also mak...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 09, 10:59pm

Big Agnes Horse Thief
If you're big or thrash in the night, this is a good bag for consideration. The Horse Thief requires an insulated sleeping pad that slips into the sleeve on the back. On the other hand, you could ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 09, 10:39pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
I started out using these as camp / spare shoes at Philmont, then my "real Hiking Boots" split. I finished 50 miles in these , and liked them so much they are the only thing I hike in now. At a ha...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 09, 9:52pm

Montrail Torre GTX
No question this is one of the top of the line *heavy* hiking boot. But, should the boot split in the middle in less than 100 miles? At 4 lbs for size 12, these are pretty heavy boots. The uppers...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 09, 9:39pm

Crocs Hydro Shoes Crocs
I could have had to hike in these when my Montrail GTX's blew out, and probably could have done it until I wore the bottoms off. The nice thing about CROCS is that they are very comfortable, relative...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 09, 9:22pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
This is an interesting product, that people seem to either love or hate. Frogg Toggs are an inexpensive relatively good rain gear that can take moderate wear and tear. Made of Tyvek, FT's wear reaso...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 09, 9:16pm