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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

Four Pass Loop Feedback...
Eric- I did this hike (CCW) last summer with my 18 year-old Eagle and a couple of his buddies. Don't mean to be a downer but some SA for you... -Lots of people, especially around Snowmass L...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
February 17, 9:25pm

NEVER TEST A BEAR...
I was backpacking in the Sierras with a couple of buddies in my younger years (~20 years ago) and had an encounter that taught me to NEVER underestimate bears. We had dinner (fresh lake trout ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » What to do with pack at night?
January 02, 12:38pm

NEW SCOUTS AND BACKPACKING...
I've been a SM for the last three years and although I wouldn't consider us a BPing troop, we will go out two or three times a year besides one crew to Philmont in 2012. One lesson recentl...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Unit is fairly new to BPing (and certainly BPing light): looking for feedback
November 06, 12:49pm

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