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"Flatlanders" at Philmont...
May be a statement of the obvious but here goes... For backpackers visiting from lower elevations, you can strengthen your body but in my experience, acclimating to the oxygen difference can only ...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 26, 11:42am

Sharing the "Wealth"
First off... This is part of the challenge for the boys to work out. You can offer suggestions but if they come up with the solution, I think you'll have far less grumbling and they'll als...

In Philmont » Speading out the crew gear
April 26, 11:16am

ALWAYS ANOTHER OPINION...
Jamie- All of this is a very good dialogue to get you and your crew ready. As I told our crew, they wouldn't be the most or the least prepared/organized so don't stress and have fun. ...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking Technique
April 07, 5:26pm

DEPENDS...
The DD are not durable and would likely tear if you brush against the mountain laurel or other brush. If you're only out for a couple days, you would probably be fine. If you're out for m...

In GEAR » Opinion wanted: Carry my DriDucks or Torrentshell + Columbia hiking pants?
August 26, 2:29pm

TRAIL RUNNERS...
Mike- I think the cadre here has provided some very good ideas/considerations. One thing I haven't seen asked is the kind of trails you plan to hike. Out here in Colorado, trails vary consid...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 25, 11:26am

FINDING WATER...
All excellent points mentioned... Thought I would also toss out one of our experiences with water. Came into a camp that indicated "ample water" on the board. Crew found the pipe coming...

In Philmont » Water Management for Dry Camps
June 07, 11:00am

RECOMMEND LOOKING AT THE HISTORICAL AVERAGES...
Northern NM, as we have in CO, can vary dramatically so I think anyone would be challenged to give you many specifics this far out. A quick survey of September averages for Cimarron shows that you...

In Philmont » Autumn Adventure weather
June 05, 7:07pm

AMSTEEL ROPES...
Interesting discussion... We bought two 150' Amsteel ropes for our trek in 2012 and planned to use a similar weighting method. Unfortunately, we could not forge a "partnership" with ...

In Philmont » Bear Bagging Throw Rope - Custom Bag for Amsteel Rope
May 21, 12:00pm

CREW SHIRTS...
We purchased Badger brand shirts through a local shop... Did the usual with the boys designing the logo on chest and back. Here's my lesson learned... The boys had a rainbow of colors to choos...

In Philmont » Crew Shirt suggestions?
March 03, 11:22am

HOW ABOUT BORROWING?
JC- I can appreciate the dilemma. I found that when my crew was preparing, there were a number of other units that had light or UL gear and were more than willing to loan it out. Just a thought....

In Philmont » Send a Scout to Philmont
February 25, 10:57am

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