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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

trek numbers
It's good to use the previous year's Treks books for planning, just be aware that there may be changes. Trek 22 in the 2013 book may look totally different in 2014. Be ready to be flexible!...

In Philmont » Who's going in 2014?!
March 04, 9:42am

35 to 50
That "35 to 50" is part of the risk advisory and other literature. Not surprising you hear it over and over. "Each participant must be able to carry a 35- to 50-pound pack while h...

In Philmont » 35 to 50
January 13, 9:36am

bags and shoes
Council contingent advisor here... A 30 degree bag is more than adequate - that's what we recommend for those new to backpacking. Old hands know what they can get away with. I use a 40 degre...

In Philmont » Sleeping bags and footwear for Philmont
August 22, 6:52am

B vs E
Most times staff will use the phonetic alphabet instead of just saying the letter. For example, when you get your Ranger at the Welcome Center you should listen for "809-Echo" vs "80...

In Philmont » Philmont observations
July 31, 8:30am

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