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Group size
I do agree on the group size suggestion. I would tend to split the group mentioned in two with groups starting at each end. This way not shuttles are needed, just an exchange of vehicle keys at the...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Need help finding a venue for a scout backpacking trip, for a Delaware based troop
February 24, 5:54am

Newark
Appalachian Trail Newark to Duncannon, PA = under 100 miles Newark to Palmerton, PA = about 115 miles Between Duncannon and Palmerton is 110 miles of AT. There are a fair number of road cros...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Need help finding a venue for a scout backpacking trip, for a Delaware based troop
February 23, 6:02am

TREKS books
The Archive of TREKS books and other documents is located: http://philmontscoutranch.org/Museums/Archives.aspx TREKS books are under Camping Programs/12-day and 7-day Treks/Itineraries Com...

In Philmont » 2016 Itineraries
January 06, 9:15am

Great start
Sounds like you all had a great time! You've hit the perfect way to get started - short trip (not necessarily easy)-- fun trip!

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Girl Scout Backpacking - Our Troop’s First Trip
November 18, 9:05am

2 cents more...
Our crew at Philmont this year (3 adults, 4 scouts) had 3 in boots, 4 in lighter weight shoes - all survived. Breakdown was one adult (former military) and his son in boots, one youth in boots (his...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 21, 10:38am

another 2 cents...
Philmont cooking is different from what we normally practice. When we trek at Philmont, we play by Philmont rules. Just that simple. The following quote relates to "turkey bags", but i...

In Philmont » Cooking During Ranger Checkout
August 20, 7:52am

Pot
I think it'd be unlikely that your Ranger will let you leave base camp without the pot. However, stranger things have happened.

In Philmont » Cooking During Ranger Checkout
August 18, 10:52am

purification
And even old, senile advisors.... :-P

In Philmont » Water Management for Dry Camps
July 10, 8:31am

Dry camps - water management
As mentioned, dinner for lunch can minimize water needed at the dry camp. Have your meal at location with sufficient water. Then lunch at the dry camp. We carried those 2.5 gallon water bags in ...

In Philmont » Water Management for Dry Camps
June 09, 9:39am

2014 Treks
The Treks have been out for a few days. I believe Al Thompson (Watchu) has done a preliminary comparison with 2013 and found a few changes and one "new" trek. Trek 34 (SuperStren) include...

In Philmont » Who's going in 2014?!
March 19, 6:50am

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