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John Myers (dallas) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: Hammock User Survey
Texas, New Mexico and Colorado so far, but would hang anywhere there are trees.

In Hammocks » Hammock User Survey
May 13, 1:49pm

Re: Why Not?
As Jay said: "3) Should you be the one to worry about it? What I mean is - cooking equipment is crew gear so the crew should carry it. You are an advisor, not a member of the crew. And more im...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking Technique
May 07, 3:01pm

Re: rest of life.
I'm with Dave T. I guess everyone has their own way of dealing with life. As my wife says "That's why we all live in separate houses."

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 1:57pm

Re: Newbie to Ultralight
First of all, welcome! This site is a great resource for lightweight backpacking. Like the others have said, there are a number of books, articles and web sites to help get an idea of different ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie to Ultralight
December 09, 7:25am

Re: Colorado Trail 2013
Really enjoyed that report and the photos are fantastic.

In Post-Trip Reports » Colorado Trail 2013
December 01, 3:41pm

Scale differences?
It would be interesting to see the all the items weighed on the same scale. Like with manufacturing tolerances I expect there could be some variations among scales?

In GEAR » Xtherm overweight
November 25, 9:13am

Re: People who don't enjoy camping
Interesting comments, and caused me to think about this a bit. I love being in the mountains and woods. I love hiking in the mountains and woods. I don't actually like backpacking all tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
August 05, 3:22pm

Oh, and on the subject of bear ropes
Our crew ended up using the Philmont bear ropes to climb out of a steep ravine. I'm not going into the details here, but we were very thankful to have those ropes. I can't imagine trying...

In Philmont » My experience at Philmont...
August 04, 3:42pm

Quaker Quick Oats
Quaker makes a version called Quick Oats. It's in the same type of container that their regular oatmeal comes in. You don't have to cook it or soak it. Just add milk. I like it cold. If ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
August 03, 3:38pm

We're back too
We've been back about a week. My thoughts on my 3rd trek as an advisor: Overall: Fantastic trip. We were on itinerary 12 which was a good mix of hiking and activities in the south country. ...

In Philmont » My experience at Philmont...
August 03, 2:36pm

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Zpacks Exo with external stays
I recently returned from a 10 day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch and took a ZPack Exo external frame pack. My base weight was 10 pounds but I wanted a pack that could handle the extra weight and volu...

In Backpacks - External Frame
June 26, 1:55pm