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Rehydrate in bowls
"While at Philmont, the goal is to get crews away from acting as individuals and to encourage team building." OK I'm trying to understand the reasoning behind this. So let's co...

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
December 26, 12:25pm

Whiteblaze
Yea, I don't like the heavy hand of one of the mods there but it's their sandbox, I just play in it. Jake, I remember your comments on the thru-hike in 60 days thread. In fact I posted a...

In On the Web » Whiteblaze.net is Anti-ultralight
December 03, 5:52am

Cooking
Jacob, thank you for your insight. You mentioned "Part of the ethics of leave no trace is to minimize your impact.". I understand advisors were served coffee in styrofoam cups that wer...

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
October 17, 4:00pm

Freezer Bag Cooking
Tony, other than the fact that Philmont now bans Freezer Bag Cooking is there a reason why you wouldn't do it, say on a troop outing?

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
September 15, 10:30am

Freezer Bag Cooking
I just received a box of 20 Philmont dinners (2 each meal) and the Mountain House dinner I checked had the pleated bottom but the packaging is not as heavy. It was said that during ranger traini...

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
September 07, 5:37pm

Individual Mess Kit
We ended up buying the ZipLock medium bowls with lids. The plan is to make an insulated cozy that will work with both the bowls and a quart sized freezer bag. We plan on going with the hopes of doi...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
September 04, 7:04pm

Mountain House Meals
Tony, That's interesting that MH said the bags are the same except for the pleat at the bottom which allows the bag to stand up. I email MH a few weeks ago about reports that Philmont was say...

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
September 04, 6:57pm

Tents for Philmont
Our crew of 6 scouts will be buying tents for next years trip. Considering this quote from the Philmont Guide "If you bring your own tent it must be a 2-person tent....", can we buy 2 thr...

In Philmont » Odd numbered crews
September 03, 6:42pm

Individual Mess Kit
Any recommendations on what a crew should carry for a mess kit? I believe we will be rehydrating food in individual bowls since freezer bag cooking is no longer allowed. For a bowl: GSI bowl. ...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
August 21, 1:50pm

Mountain House Meals
I have heard that Philmont rangers have told some crews that they should not try to reconstitute the meals in the bag because the bag will release toxins when the hot water is added. I contacted Mo...

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
August 19, 12:40pm

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