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Final pre-departure shake down
My son just headed off to his last pre-departure shake down. His pack included his clothes, personal gear and camera, sleeping gear and pad, 5 liters of (empty) water capacity, and even his crews&...

In Philmont » Final pre-departure shake down
July 23, 5:28pm

re: Odd numbered crews
Thanks for the replies. I understand what is in the guide to adventure, and, in spite of never having been to Philmont, I appreciate and respect the guidelines, and am trying to see that the scout...

In Philmont » Odd numbered crews
July 12, 11:11am

re: Odd numbered crews
Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, there are no father-son pairs in the crew, so that won't resove this situation. What would the ranger likely do if the odd man showed up with a one man ...

In Philmont » Odd numbered crews
July 12, 9:15am

Odd numbered crews
How does Philmont (rangers) resolve when faced with an odd number in a crew? For instance, if there were 2 adults and 7 scouts who showed up (without tents), how would the ranger get the crew to r...

In Philmont » Odd numbered crews
July 09, 8:47am

Re: Lightweight Packs, with conditions....
Thanks for the replies. I am curious to hear more about your experiences with the new Mariposa. What can you offer about load carrying, loadability, comfort under load, or anything else. I hav...

In GEAR » Lightweight Packs, with conditions....
July 06, 1:15pm

Lightweight Packs, with conditions....
I am looking for lighweight backpacks for some friends of mine. All are looking for a "framed" pack, that is to say something with at least a minimal internal stays or hoops. Not framele...

In GEAR » Lightweight Packs, with conditions....
July 06, 12:18pm

Trails it is!
Thanks Joshua. What I was doing was looking at the Topo 8 software maps from DeLorme. They show a number of "roads" and only a few trails. I then was able to upload a number of routes ...

In Philmont » Trail/Route Question
July 06, 8:40am

Roads for Itinerary #13
I have looked at previous treks via posted electronic gps files, and I have been able to piece together about 95% of the trek based on this information and comparing to my electronic maping softwar...

In Philmont » Trail/Route Question
June 29, 7:32am

Trail/Route Question
I have been looking at an itinerary and trying to find the route on my electronic maps (Topo 8). Using files I have uploaded, it looks like some of the trails are on actual "Forest Service&qu...

In Philmont » Trail/Route Question
June 28, 12:05pm

Platypus bladder cap
I just purchased a 3L Platypus for my son for Philmont. He will be using it as a water supply when headed into a dry camp (2 on his trek). It weighs 4 oz with the hose cap/attachment, but he has ...

In GEAR » Platypus bladder cap
June 28, 8:37am

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