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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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Tarps or Cooking?
So you might sit under a tarp while your ranger is showing you the Philmont method of cooking...yeah, lets go with that to keep this reply "on topic". Anyway - A word of caution on th...

In Philmont » Cooking During Ranger Checkout
April 15, 4:58am

Iowa contingent
Also cannot help with that particular trek, or the Valle. I am from IA though (Hawkeye Area Council, Cedar Rapids) and can tell you what we do to try and prepare. If you're in the eastern...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 07, 2:23pm

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

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