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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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Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
This is "the standard" Pro-Lite 3, but providing insulation value of R 2.3. It's 1 inch thick and weights about 20 ounces. It is easy to inflate and deflate, and has a easy to use inflation / deflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 09, 6:23pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
This is the upgrade of "the standard" Pro-Lite 3, but provides significantly more insulation (R 3.2 vs 2.3) and another 1/2" of comfort. It only weights a little more, 24 oz, vs. 20 for the "3". Bes...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 09, 6:19pm

Texsport Knollwood
This is not the lightest, largest, or best built lightweight tent, but it is the cheapest. At $25 - 35, found all over the net including ebay, it is a good choice for a 1st trial tent if you're not s...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 08, 9:57pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
The thickness and warmth of this inflatable insulated sleeping pad is excellent. This is very important to me as I try to get 8 hours of sleep, and having a bad pad doesn't make for a happy camper. ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 08, 8:42pm

Garmin GPSmap76CSx
If money is no object, this earns a solid 5 out of 5 rating. With a big bright easy to see day / night display, incredible smarts and unparalleled sensitivity, removable micro-SD memory, runs ab...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
November 04, 11:51am

Princeton Tech Aurora
This is an excellent value headlamp, often available for around $20. It has been around awhile, and while not the brightest light in the patch, it holds its' own well. It is easy to operate with a ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 03, 7:00pm

Markill (Kovea) Peak Ignition
Excellent ultralightweight titanium based stove that lights easy with the built in Piezo igniter. It does well in warm or cool weather, but I have not had the chance to try it below 0. It really oug...

In Stoves - Canister
November 02, 10:53pm

Princeton Tec EOS
I have more lights and headlamps than I'd like to publically admit (solid double digits). This is an excellent headlamp, with 4 lighting modes: Really Bright, Bright, and Battery Saving good for alm...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 01, 8:55pm

ULA Catalyst
I used this bag on a couple of small hikes followed a 75 miler / 10 day Philmont trek. Once adjusted, it rode quite well. In addition to the main compartment, there are nice sized pockets on the side...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 02, 3:15pm

Tarptent Rainshadow 2
This is an excellent tent with more room than anything else close in its' weight class. We took this on a 10 day 75 mile trek, and it performed very well. With Tyvek ground cloth and factory seam s...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
July 23, 1:47pm