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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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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

PM sent
Josh, I cannot respond to your PM - you do not have an email configured in your profile. You can email me direct windchill _at_ vintonbbs _dot_ com Jay

In Gear Swap » FS: Borah Gear Down Jacket (large)
April 23, 7:31am

Sure...Im 6 foot, 175 pounds and 40" around the chest. The jacket is kind of snug while pulling it on. Once on, over a tshirt, I would call it an athletic fit; form-fitting but not uncomfort...

In Gear Swap » FS: Borah Gear Down Jacket (large)
April 22, 5:14pm

FS: Borah Gear Down Jacket (large)
Selling a Borah Gear down jacket in size large; the fit is just a little snug for my liking. Color is black, weight on my scale is 6.45oz. Jacket is new - was worn once for a couple of hours ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Borah Gear Down Jacket (large)
April 22, 4:47pm

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