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John Taylorson (heyjt) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCal
About Me Backpacking since high school, trail-guided in collage, then took a 25-year break after hauling a 35-pound pack. Today, I am 25-pounds lighter (my pack that is) and now enjoying sub-10 base weight weekends and week-long treks while teaching Scouts the joy of doing more with less.
CityLos Angeles
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trekleader.com

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Re: BSA Backpacking miles?
Bruce, "Backpacking miles" have been a tradition with our troop for many years (we are now 100 years old as of 2013). I don't know how the counsel justifies the added miles except tha...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
April 16, 10:56pm

Re: scout backpacking
Bob, I like your site and trip reports. As for Scouts and backpacking, I too got a little push-back from some leaders who felt Scouting is geared more for base camping than backpacking. Now that so...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
April 16, 10:50pm

Re: way to go, John!
Hi Bob, I appreciate your questions and ended up writing a short book on my blog! The short answers are: Yes, parental involvement has been key; minimal gear inventory; most are younger scouts beca...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
April 16, 8:13pm

Re: Re: Timely Tip Too
"I agree with Bob, perfect for a little fuel and not easily confused like an 8 oz spring water bottle." I wouldn't want to confuse the contents with the original product, so I obsc...

In Multiple Use Gear » Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
April 07, 10:46pm

Re: Super Glue?
Hi Diane, I wrote a short post on my site about Krazy Glue and why I now carry it in my kit. The short answer: shoe repair. Check it out here>>

In GEAR » Your Repair Kit Contents
March 24, 11:57pm

Re: waterproof sleeping bag sack
AJ, When I did use the turkey bag as a stuff sack for my sleeping bag, I carefully squeezed all the air our, then twisted the top and tucked the end over using the elephant trunk closure. After ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Not Just For Turkey
March 24, 11:16pm

Re: Scouts
Hi Don, I would love to go to the GGG/SOCAL event but I am booked Friday thru Sunday. I will pass it on to the boys. See you (hopefully) soon on the trail...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
March 24, 10:55pm

"Backpacking Miles"
Hi Brian, I like your website! Personally, I am not a fan of "Backpacking miles." I have not been able to find an official BSA rule, but our local Los Angeles High Adventure Team gi...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
March 23, 10:17pm

Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
The magic of lightweight backpacks, enthusiasm and allowing the Scouts to plan and lead made for an amazing weekend. Enjoy the video! 22-Mile West Fork Loop

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
March 21, 6:59pm

Re: Re: ASM With Cancer Needs Help
Thank you, Matt

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » ASM With Cancer Needs Help
March 13, 9:21am

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