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bill berklich (berklich) - BPL Guest

My Locale Northern Mid-West
About Me Lots of heavy packing when I was younger (75+ lbs). Moving to UL as fast as my pocketbook will allow due to bad knees.
CityRochester
StateMI
CountryUSA

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Tarps?
Having been (as have many) and used both I would not recommend a tarp & tyvek. First is the dust. Trails are well trod and sites well used, so topsoil is loose. With the wind you will get a lot...

In Philmont » "tarp" sleeping at Philmont?
November 25, 6:08am

Packing Light for Northern Tier
Have squeezed BPL for light weight gear and insights on Philmont last year (I stepped off wit 5 days of Phil-Food, 4L water, Crew and personal gear at 38lbs thanks to BPL)I'm hoping to find sim...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Packing Light for Northern Tier
September 03, 10:43am

Re: Down vs Apex packed size?
Maybe the top baffle should be a different material? I envy you MYO folks because you can tailor your gear so specifically. I really should learn how but so many other things to do ;-) Good luck.

In GEAR » Down vs Apex packed size?
March 29, 5:16am

Never lose it
I use mine for my compass. And gave the rest to my Scout for theirs. Work Great. Compass is always handy and it doesn't get set down on a rock and left. So... put them up on eBay as "Layna...

In Multiple Use Gear » Solution looking for a problem to solve
November 12, 6:17pm

5 days Food
Be sure to look closely at your Trek. We stepped off on Trek 20 with 5 days of food at about a Kilo per person per day (2.25lbs). That pushed my pack to 32lbs - my planning weight was 28lbs (3 days...

In Philmont » Food Weight?
August 08, 1:15pm

30L Food Bags and other comments
Mark - Just got back. I snatched your 20-30L food bag idea for our crew. Our Crew Leader didn't think much of it when we started but once he saw how easy it was for our crew to snatch their per...

In Philmont » My Tips learned at Philmont
August 08, 1:09pm

No Turkey Bags
7/16: At the Advisors Meeting we were asked to not use Turkey Bags and we were asked to compress our trash. We had no plan on using the bags ourselves for 2 reasons. First, we liked the one pot me...

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
August 08, 12:07pm

1,2,3 man Tents
Just returned from our Trek and of course it was GREAT! We had 3 adults and 9 boys 14 to 17. While our Ranger had no problem with our adult sleeping alone in a one man tent he was having no part of...

In Philmont » Odd numbered crews
August 08, 11:52am

Call Philmont
Call Philmont ASAP and find out(575) 376-2281. I don't know but I can see them making you buy a three man tent from the Tooth of Time before you step off.

In Philmont » Odd numbered crews
July 12, 11:17am

Tenting by 2s and 3s
As mentioned adults are on their own so 1, 2, 3 man tents but NO bivy sacks. Regarding your boys you will need a three man tent. Boys cannot sleep alone and their tent partner must be a parent or b...

In Philmont » Odd numbered crews
July 12, 10:23am

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