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Mark Rash (markrvp) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale North Texas
About Me Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 360 in Granbury TX. My oldest son is an EAGLE scout and my youngest son is a Tenderfoot.
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Dining Fly
What you are looking for in a dining fly is a 10x12 foot rectangle (more or less). If you have somebody who can sew, you can get 8 yards of Silnylon. You cut it in half, and sew the halves togeth...

In Philmont » Cooking During Ranger Checkout
April 14, 7:22pm

Reinventing the Wheel
After careful consideration I am scrapping my plans to use two Reactor stoves to rehydrate in a separate pot. I have 8 scouts and 4 adults in my crew. My 4th "adult" is an 18-year-old R...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking Technique
April 10, 9:14am

Sierra Designs
I like the new Sierra Designs stuff. If I had an extra $400 laying around I would get one of these. I already have some heavier tents that my two sons and I will be taking to Philmont this summer...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
April 05, 10:22am

Itinerary 18
Itinerary 18 looks really neat. Please report back how everybody liked Metcalf Station. I had suggested we look at Itinerary 20, but everybody else wanted to stay in the South Country.

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 05, 6:46am

What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
We chose and received Itinerary 1 for Expedition 712-C. Although the macho part of me wanted to do a Super Strenuous itinerary this time, I went with the group consensus of a shorter itinerary wit...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 04, 11:29am

Smaller Pots on Backpacking Stoves
Normally on the dehydrated meals it requires 3/4 to a cup of water per person. If you have a 12 person crew you're looking at 12 cups which is approx 3L. In my experience, if you put in the f...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking Technique
March 29, 5:05pm

Itinerary
In 2012 my crew went on Itinerary #8 which had a stated mileage of 57. When we finished we thought their mileage was way off as we went almost 90 miles! It amuses me that in the 2015 Itinerary gui...

In Philmont » 2016 Itineraries
March 28, 9:38am

Philmont Cooking Method
I was the last crew in 2012 that was allowed to use freezer bags. It worked so well that they banned it as soon as we got off the trail ;-( I have a crew going this summer. Our plan is to take...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking Technique
March 28, 9:21am

Sold
Bag is sold, thank you for looking.

In Gear Swap » FS Western Mountaineering Alpinlite 6' Left Zip
November 25, 10:14am

FS Western Mountaineering Alpinlite 6' Left Zip
Both my sons and I are going to Philmont next year, so I'm selling some gear to help pay our way. I bought this Alpinlite sleeping bag early 2012 from another member here. I slept in it 4 nig...

In Gear Swap » FS Western Mountaineering Alpinlite 6' Left Zip
November 23, 9:22pm

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