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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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On Trail
Ive only been on one trek so there are large parts of the ranch I have not seen, but I did cover the whole range south (Rayado turn around) to north (Ponil). Also not familiar with those pants so ...

In Philmont » Running shorts and wind pants vs convertible pants - Philmont
July 28, 1:11pm

Borah Gear
I would +1 the Borah Gear jacket. It took a long time to get but I like it a lot. In size large mine weighed 6.7oz and definitely meets your "softball size" requirement. Ive only use...

In GEAR » Down Jacket Help
July 17, 5:06am

Gear for Scouter
I have the outfitter version of the Lunar Duo. It takes a little practice to setup well but it is very spacious for a 2 person tent. Ive got about 15 nights in it (including a 10-day Philmont tre...

In GEAR » Gear advice.
July 14, 2:52pm

Contacting Scout Troop
Can also go to, choose Boy Scouts, punch in the zipcode and see nearby Troops on a map. You can contact them from the page. There is also a link to their webpage (if they have one).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone know any BSA troops in the NYC Metro Area looking for used trad Camping gear donations
June 11, 7:53am

Boli 10L water container
I take it you are using the Boli as the dirty water container? Im using it as the clean water container for 3 gravity setups for my Scout Troop. The filter output hose just hangs into the spout...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using a 10 liter boli container as a gravity filter
May 12, 7:21am

Price Reduced
Dropped price to $135 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS: Borah Gear Down Jacket (large)
April 28, 6:36am

GG Mariposa
Gossamer Gear says it would be a good pack for Philmont. The same question was asked and answered in the comments here: ...

In Philmont » Is my Backpack ok for Philmont?
April 27, 12:11pm

Added pictures
Jacket is still available. Added some pictures showing measurements. This will save you about $20 and 6 weeks over ordering direct.

In Gear Swap » FS: Borah Gear Down Jacket (large)
April 25, 7:26am

Not your job...
As Rick said above - this is something for the crew to work out for themselves. It sounds like they have their personal gear pretty well set so they surely know who is heavy and who is light and w...

In Philmont » Speading out the crew gear
April 24, 5:18am

PMs configured
Hm... now when I go to your profile it shows that I can PM. Maybe I hit it from a browser instance that was not logged in - I have several instances open.

In Gear Swap » FS: Borah Gear Down Jacket (large)
April 23, 7:43am

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