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Line Verses Tree
Bob LOL. Actually except for side hikes,and the for north country at Philmont they have Steel Cable Bear lines about 20' up in strung between two trees. If that was me throwing the bag I ...

In Philmont » Bear Bagging Throw Rope - Custom Bag for Amsteel Rope
May 17, 10:24am

Rope Length & Strength & Weight
Since this is only for Philmont, and Philmont typically supplies two ropes. One for the main bear bag & the other for the "oops" bag. There is bunch of Philmont specific stuff we ...

In Philmont » Bear Bagging Throw Rope - Custom Bag for Amsteel Rope
May 17, 10:17am

How to throw the line:
Here is how the bag is used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW3yJLmYboQ Note Philmont Scout Ranch does not allow you to throw bags weighted with rocks etc. for safety reasons. The typical way...

In Philmont » Bear Bagging Throw Rope - Custom Bag for Amsteel Rope
May 17, 10:06am

Bear Bagging Throw Rope - Custom Bag for Amsteel Rope
I created a throw bag for the Amsteel Rope for Philmont. Ingredients: 150' 1/8" (yes larger than most use, but does not tangle as easily and is easier to handle for scouts) 2500 lbs br...

In Philmont » Bear Bagging Throw Rope - Custom Bag for Amsteel Rope
May 17, 9:11am

Gear List Sent
David Barnes I sent you my gear list on Excel. David

In Philmont » Which Sleeping Bag / Shelter Combo for Philmont
May 17, 8:55am

Total weight for Philmont for 3 days is 22 lbs
Mine and my son's total weight for 3 days with food, water, shared trek and base weight is 24 lbs and 22 lbs respectively. I can send you the complete Excel sheet with shared gear etc... track...

In Philmont » Which Sleeping Bag / Shelter Combo for Philmont
May 16, 5:03am

Bear Ropes
I had made up two custom rope bags by Simply Light with a little heavier Amsteel Rope. They are really slick. They weight (If I remember correctly) about 14 oz each with 150 ft of rope, bags with ...

In Philmont » Which Sleeping Bag / Shelter Combo for Philmont
May 16, 4:58am

Trek 24
Josh, We are going to do trek 24 (http://philmontscoutranch.org/filestore/philmont/camping/2014itinerary/2014itin_24.jpg) 82 miles plus about 6 for the side hike to Tooth. Our Crew is tryin...

In Philmont » Which Sleeping Bag / Shelter Combo for Philmont
May 13, 10:56pm

Hate to admit it but this is my troop I'm trying to go light..
Is there hope ..?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 08, 9:42pm

Easy Have someone Sew One for You
Yes I and our scouts can sew, but draw cords, etc is a bigger project than the Buff's and mittens we have our scouts make for Klondike. I just had Jared at Simply Light http://www.simplylightd...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » replacement stuff sacks for tents
May 08, 9:25pm

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