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Roger Tate (rogertate) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Texas
About Me I'm an active Scouter with a daughter (age 14 Venturer) and son (age 12 Tenderfoot). I want to go with my kids on high adventure outings and need to go ultralight to do so. I'm still learning UL, but have a lot of knowledge re: Scouting. Day Job: Forensic Mechanical Engineer. Alma Mater: Univ. of Oklahoma '85

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Philmont Trekking for Women
I'd like to get a thread going to get womens' perspectives on trekking at Philmont. Things such as gear, hiking styles, challenges, etc. I just realized that there are no current threads ...

In Philmont » Philmont Trekking for Women
July 12, 3:14pm

Redirect about 1 liter pot concept
Gang, I didn't intend for my query to turn into a discussion of the merits of the MSR stove or exactly how fast water can be raised to a boil. The number I cited was an optimal result (indo...

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
April 07, 6:40am

Could 1 Liter Pots Work?
I've been reading Al Geist's cooking system details and I had an idea that I'd like to get reactions to from the experienced folks on this forum. I can get a liter of water to boil o...

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
April 05, 2:49pm

For Mack
Mack, I don't know if this will help you or not, but here goes. You identified the problem in the original post as "not listening". Now I wasn't on the outing, so I don't...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » New Scouts and Listening Issues
November 04, 3:05pm

Roger's Comments re Scoutmasters
I feel a need to respond with some subtleties of Scouting philosophy to respond to Roger Caffin's remarks. Most kids now-a-days are much more highly protected and watched over than when I wa...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Solo Tarps and Gear
July 03, 11:34am

Lead by Example or Go with the Flow?
Raphi & Evan- We adult leaders have high hopes for our Scouts. We want you to learn leadership by giving you hands on chances to do that. One of those leadership skills is leading by examp...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Solo Tarps and Gear
June 27, 7:14pm

Campership Criteria for Philmont
Mike, This sounds like a great idea you are cooking up and the question you raise is fascinating. So let me give you one man's ideas to throw into the mix. As far as threshold criteria go...

In Philmont » Selection guidance requested
June 10, 1:27pm

Re: Father/Son getting started
Patrick, I'm looking forward to your list. At the same time my son is getting started in Boy Scouts, my wife and I are preparing to launch a Venture Crew to meet the needs of my 14 yr old d...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Father/son getting started
May 15, 5:54am

I'll vouch for the tribute method
As a scout, I accidentally learned this trick for ant management. I had packed some hard candy for summer camp. The first day, the ants found my stash. I sorted out the pieces they had started e...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Father/son getting started
May 14, 3:04pm

Floorless Tent?
I knew the appytrails tents had no integral floor. There are lots of UL shelter options that are floorless. I don't plan to lie in the dirt either. I would use a ground cloth of some sort to st...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Father/son getting started
May 14, 10:09am

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