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Body Glide Liquified Powder
Well more bad news. The Body Glide Liquified Powder has been updated and has removed the dimethicone. I had a chance to talk directly to the president of Body Glide. He said the old version had the...

In GEAR » Is there a consensus on a good hydropel replacement?
February 21, 3:54pm

Turkey Bags at Philmont
Got an official response from Mark Anderson (Philmont Director) and Mark Stinnett (Chairman, Outdoors Committee). Philmont bans turkey bags because they believe they add smellables when they are th...

In Philmont » Turkey Bag Cooking vs. Philmont
January 03, 3:46pm

Philmont Rules
Agree with the commentary about way better options than Philmont for getting outdoors (at a whole lot less cost than Philmont). Been pushing back with Mark Anderson and the leadership team at Philm...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 16, 7:14pm

The velcro on the heal of the shoe works great when you wear the gaiters. It is a disaster all the other times you wear the shoe without the gaiters. Catches on pant legs and tears them apart. Catc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013
July 16, 6:27pm

Smaller Oven Bags
Check our Pansaver liners. These come in a whole variety of sizes. I typically have the 4qt (UPC 658128420103) and 6qt (UPC 658128420110) sizes to go with the pots for my scouts and venturers. The ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Baking
July 18, 5:00pm

PSR Rope Choices
If you don't want to use Al's pulley system you might at least choose the Amsteel rope to save a lot of weight and bulk. The Amsteel will certainly not water log nearly as bad as the PSR ro...

In Philmont » Philmont Bear ropes
January 11, 8:32pm

Ewoks and Bear Burritos
I've been sleeping in my Hennessy Hyperlight for a few years now. I will not go back to the ground. I sleep so much better in a hammock. I have no trouble changing in the hammock and the ridge ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hennessy Hyperlite Asym Zip Hammock Review
August 23, 8:08pm

Well we got back from out trek. I did get a chance to demonstrate Al's technique to Adam and a good part of his staff before we went out on the trail. Had a little trouble engaging the hook but...

In Philmont » Philmont Bear ropes
August 03, 1:58pm

Philmont's Answer
The response from Philmont below. I'll let you know how it goes when I get back in early August. Many thanks to Al for the great ideas. Mike From: Adam Herrenbruck Sent: Friday, June...

In Philmont » Philmont Bear ropes
June 28, 6:18pm

Bear Bag Hanging
Our crew liked Al's block and tackle system. The boys managed to set one up at just under 16oz. One of Al's articles suggested Philmont was "evaluating" the technique but had not ...

In Philmont » Philmont Bear ropes
June 23, 11:57am

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