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About Me Been backpacking for about 10 years as a Scout leader. I "discovered" light weight backpacking after our first trip where I carried nearly 50lbs (with food) for 4 nights. There had to be a better way! Three years and a couple hundred dollars later I arrived at Philmont with an 18lb (base weight) pack.
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Long handle and flexible
Ive broken lexan spoons too. Now I use a McDonalds McFlurry spoon - long enough to get to the bottom of the FD or freezer bag meal, flexible enough that it doesnt break.

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 19, 3:49pm

Gutter nails
A couple of years ago I needed about 120 tent stakes for my Scout Troop. Gutter nails seemed the way to go but they were pretty pricey for the small package at the big box stores (and I didnt need...

In GEAR » I get my specialized UL gear from Home Depot...
April 14, 6:48am

SMD Lunar Duo
You just missed the Valentines Day sale on the Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Outfitter. But, the regular price of $160 is still a good deal. I got one two years ago for my first PSR trek. Spaci...

In Philmont » Send a Scout to Philmont
February 25, 5:47pm

Trek 22
My son did #22 last year with another Troop and our Troop did #21 the year before. Trek 21 was about 90% the same but run from south to north. South to north is probably better if you are &qu...

In Philmont » Who's going in 2014?!
February 23, 9:02pm

Small thermometer
Here is the one I use. 1.16 oz (32g) and "weather resistant" so I hang on my pack. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Accurite-Thermometer-with-Suction-Cup/16888909

In GEAR » Packable Min/Max Thermometer
February 21, 5:28pm

Last year
We're going to the BWCAW this year. Last year we went to the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Incredible place!

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
February 16, 3:51pm

Re: lunar duo.
> Man, you all have me looking at the duo hard! How is the space for two people? Ive got about 15 or so nights in mine over two trips (10 nights + 5 nights). All of the nights I shared it wi...

In GEAR » good, not too expensive, 2 or 3 person tent.
February 14, 9:22pm

Lunar Duo
+1 for the SMD Lunar Duo. Ive had mine for a couple of seasons now and never had any condensation what-so-ever. Most of my use has been in the mountains with overnights in the mid- to upper-30s a...

In GEAR » good, not too expensive, 2 or 3 person tent.
February 14, 6:56am

Knots and hanging
The knot usually used to put a loop into the middle of a line is the Alpine Butterfly. It does not move like your prusik method, but it is easy to retie if you need to adjust the spacing. The...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Troop Bear Hang?
August 10, 7:15am

Northern Bob Marshall - July
Just a quick follow up report to my questions in this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=78416 We hiked from Devil Creek ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Northern Bob Marshall - July
July 21, 5:56pm

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