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Jay Lash (jjlash) - BPL Forum Member

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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 handled spoon
I tried a bamboo spoon - dont recall from where - but the bowl broke. Contacted the manufacturer and they sent another. Broke in the same place. Then I discovered the McDonalds McFlurry spoon!...

In GEAR » Sturdy long handled soup spoon?
March 26, 11:35am

Why Not?
I dont have near the number of treks some of the folks here have, but I guess I would start back at the beginning with a couple of questions - 1) Why not carry it - it is not that heavy and if y...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking Technique
March 19, 3:01pm

Pack received. Thanks Will!

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Pinnacle Backpack, Size Large
March 13, 4:44pm

Email sent

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Pinnacle Backpack, Size Large
March 09, 11:24am

BP Mag subscription sale
Thanks Chris. I needed to renew and DW uses that site so it was a no-brainer.

In Gear Deals » backpacking magazine subscription valentines sale
February 15, 10:05am

Pre forms
Geocachers often use these: They are the "blank"; that pop bottles are made from. Dont know what they weigh, probably the same ...

In GEAR » Ultralight water-resistant seal rigid plastic containers?
February 04, 3:02pm

More thoughts
Alcohol as a stove fuel is listed as "not recommended" rather than as "prohibited" but Philmont will probably still prohibit it. Commercially made alcohol stoves are permitted ...

In Gear Lists » Philmont list
January 01, 9:48am

Check out...
the message boards at Like here - tons of experience there.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 22, 6:43am

A really "low tech" kit
A couple years ago I was preparing my Scout Troop for a trip and challenged them to put together the lightest eating kit they could. They came up with some really good options and all of them were...

In GEAR » What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
November 02, 3:42pm

True, but....
Naw, if you are departing Philmont by train there is no reason to not have had at least one shower. The westbound train is in Raton late morning and the eastbound train in late afternoon. I figur...

In Philmont » The Southwest Chief
July 24, 7:25am

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