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Ernie Delcher (EFD57) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern New Jersey
About Me Started enjoying all things outdoors in the late 60’s as a boy scout growing up in southern NJ.

Currently serving as scoutmaster to a scout troop doing my best to help introduce a much younger generation to the great outdoors and the world of personal responsibility.

Enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, skiing, kayaking, fishing, and photography (anything outdoors away from my desk).

Some would call me a gear junkie but in reality I just like to be prepared with good, appropriate, gear (and the knowledge and wisdom to use it).
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Re: Philmont Observations
Bill, Don't mean to hijack the thread but can you splain more about the 11 hour trail day? I will start #24 on Tuesday with a full crew and would like to hear any info you could share. ...

In Philmont » Philmont observations
August 01, 3:20pm

Re: Philmont 2013
Liz, We will miss each other by one day at base camp as we are 805-P, #24. Looks like your first 4 days on the trail will be tough. Another trek from my troop just returned from #22 which ha...

In Philmont » Philmont observations
July 30, 2:32pm

Re: Philmont observations
Bruce, Thank you for your note. With so little posting activity I was beginnig to wonder if anyone was going this year. I have a crew there now (will be home on Friday) and I leave NJ next Satur...

In Philmont » Philmont observations
July 24, 11:42am

Philmont Cooking 2013
Hello friends! Now that trek selection is done it is time to put the finishing touches on our gear so that our remaing shakedown trips are as close to reality as possible. Our July trek leaves in 9...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking 2013
April 05, 7:20am

Re: Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs <25#, tons of fun
Brian, Great pics, don't know how I missed them when you posted back in August! Great exposures with nice & rich colors. What camera were these taken with? Did you take or need ext...

In Philmont » Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs <25#, tons of fun
February 13, 1:16pm

Getting your gear to Philmont
I have two full treks flying from NJ to Denver, then traveling via bus to Philmont this summer (1st in July, 2nd in August). I am concerned with the bulk of sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, etc...

In Philmont » Getting your gear to Philmont
January 15, 7:07am

Re: Re: Re: Individual Mess Kit/ Our 2012 Experience
Stephen, The way I read Steven's post is... They boil water in the Reactor 1.7 L pot (2 stoves/2 pots), split each meal in 1/2 and re-hydrate in the individual ziploc bowls. The 8 qt is us...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
August 30, 3:42pm

Re: Need a serious pack...
Dan, I went with Deuter and now have several for my 2 boys and me to use. My youngest was/still is very slim and the ACT LITE 50+10 was able to adjust perfectly for his height. The bigger proble...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Youth Scout Packs?
August 28, 7:29am

2012 surplus meals
I see the order form for surplus 2012 meals is out. I have two 2013 treks to prepare for (one 12 the other 9). I was thinking of getting one of each (B, L & D) so we can see/feel/weigh th...

In Philmont » 2012 surplus meals
August 28, 7:12am

Re: Re: Individual Mess Kit/ Our 2012 Experience
Steven, I've been following the 'no more ziplock/turkey bag cooking' threads. We are going in 2013 and will also be using Reactor stoves. How many in your crew? How many stoves...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
August 28, 6:59am

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