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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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Backpack Chair
@Brian You're a genius... why didn't I think of that?!!!

In GEAR » Camp Chairs?
August 01, 5:46pm

Convertible Pants
On two different treks I've taken one pair of switchbacks, and one pair of running shorts. Has been a good 1-2 punch for me.

In Philmont » Running shorts and wind pants vs convertible pants - Philmont
July 31, 5:53pm

Water Shoes
Daniel: Water shoes may be sufficient for water crossings. Scuba booties with a thicker sole would be better (and heavier). I saw several people with Keen sandals, but I didn't take mine be...

In Philmont » I Just Got Back
July 30, 8:45pm

I Just Got Back
I just completed my second Philmont Trek. Here are my thougts: 1.) Take a Fly Swatter. Flies are horrible this year in every camp. You might want to take one per person. 2.) Some type of...

In Philmont » I Just Got Back
July 25, 8:59pm

Site Selection
I'm quite sure the crew that had the fatality was camping exactly where they were told to camp :( It was a freak flash flood the likes of which had not been seen there since 1965. There was...

In Philmont » Saw this today on FB and Philmont's site
June 29, 9:51pm

Philmont Damage
There was substantial damage to other parts of the ranch... specifically Ponil. All but the main cabin were damaged. The flooding started at 2 in the morning of Saturday, June 27. Multiple cr...

In Philmont » Saw this today on FB and Philmont's site
June 28, 6:26pm

My oldest son is currently on a Rayado trek at Philmont. This incident happened at Indian Writings. The campsite was next to a small creek. Be vigilant in your campsite selection and stay aw...

In Philmont » Saw this today on FB and Philmont's site
June 28, 7:20am

It's my understanding, and I could be wrong, that an injured scout will be taken back to basecamp and allowed to stay there. No adults have to come off the trail with the scout. If the scout ...

In Philmont » Purifying water (with dead things in it)
June 25, 6:09pm

Water is plentiful right now
My son arrived at Philmont today for his Rayado Trek. Report from Philmont is it is the wettest it's been since the floods in the 60s. Water is plentiful everywhere. Raining every day, and o...

In Philmont » Purifying water (with dead things in it)
June 20, 12:53am

Build a burrito
LOL @ Brian. We also start on 712 doing Itinerary 1. We'll be at Abreu the night before last, heading to Stockade Ridge camp the last night. Maybe we'll see you on top of the Tooth at Su...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
June 20, 12:50am

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