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Bruce Whittle (bwhittle) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Worked at Philmont Scout Ranch 1987-1990 as a Ranger and Training Ranger -obviously traditional backpacking. Have been enjoying this forum, using the information to lighten my gear for my return to Philmont this summer for the first time in 21 years!
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Moab Ventilator
I hiked in the low cut Moab Ventilator with mini Smartwool PhD socks last summer on a PSA trek. We hiked south and central country including up Black Mountain and down Tooth Ridge to Base. We had...

In Philmont » Moab Ventilator (mid) For Trek 16 2014
May 13, 9:24pm

Quest for T shirt
I have also been on the quest for a non-stinky shirt. At Philmont a little over a month ago, I took 2 shirts to try, an Under Armour heat gear shirt and an Icebreaker wool T-shirt. I started with...

In GEAR » Quest for T shirt
August 19, 7:01pm

Philmont 2013
Ernie, Where are you headed on your trek? I was in the South Country and as far north as Cypher's Mine then hiked in over the Tooth. The weather was a bit strange last week. We had at least...

In Philmont » Philmont observations
July 24, 4:49pm

Philmont observations
Having just gotten back from a PSA trek a few days ago, I wanted to share some gear observations I had during my trek. I wore Merrell Moab Ventilators with Smartwool PhD mini socks (no liners) and...

In Philmont » Philmont observations
July 23, 3:58pm

Update on stinky nylon tarp
Thank you all again for your comments. I saw some Mirazyme in a backpacking shop and just had a chance to use it today. It was nearly a miracle. It will be interesting to see how long the tarp s...

In GEAR » De-stinkifying a nylon tarp
July 05, 3:11pm

Old nylon smell
I don't think it smells like puke - more like really musty smelling. I was wondering if I should wash it or if that would mess it up since it is coated nylon?

In GEAR » De-stinkifying a nylon tarp
June 09, 1:53pm

De-stinkifying a nylon tarp
I have been a lurker for a year but have learned much and have definitely improved my pack weight. I have a 25 year old nylon tarp (I know, heavy!) that has that old nylon smell. Does anyone have...

In GEAR » De-stinkifying a nylon tarp
June 07, 1:10pm

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