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Steven McDowell (smcdindelmar) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale San Diego
About Me Did lots of backpacking as a Scout. 30 years later just starting to get back into it with my son.
CityDel Mar
StateCA
CountryUSA
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Re: Mountain Hardwear SuperMegaUL 2 SpotLite Review
Appreciate the review, especially the pictures on some of the cool features. Within the review was the following; "I don’t remember ever using a factory stuff sack, and as I’ve said b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Hardwear SuperMegaUL 2 SpotLite Review
March 06, 12:06pm

Re: Individual Mess Kit
Hi Donald, If you go with the bowls, I would also bring a cheap lightweight spatula. It will probably be lighter then the one provided by Philmont, we were required to carry. They won...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
October 17, 12:01pm

Re: wt
With the guide ropes it came out to 28 oz Also my measurement was off. It is closer to 14 feet long. I was surprised they let us use it...

In Philmont » MYOG- Dinning Tarp Size
September 05, 11:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Individual Mess Kit/ Our 2012 Experience
I can't count, we had 8 Scouts and 3 Adults. Odd number resulted in sharing with the Ranger the first 2 days then getting an extra portion the last 3 days. Another note. They give you pl...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
September 01, 4:41pm

Re: Re: Dining Tarp Size, Use of a Tyvek Fly at Philmont
Tyvek Fly worked well during two big storms the group encountered. Nothing special about the design. No real cutting, taping, sewing beyond using about ~12 feet from the ~10foot wide roll th...

In Philmont » MYOG- Dinning Tarp Size
September 01, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Individual Mess Kit/ Our 2012 Experience
Sorry for the confusion. We boiled the water in the Reactors and then put the hot water into the 8 quart pot. Each bowl had to be sterilized before used for eating. The pot water was then used ...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
August 30, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Individual Mess Kit/ Our 2012 Experience
We had 11 in our crew, 9 Scouts and 3 Leaders, and the shorter trek. Two Stoves and an extra 9 oz can of fuel was about right. Weather was nice and we took advantage of free coffee at the camps wh...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
August 29, 11:32pm

Re: Individual Mess Kit/ Our 2012 Experience
We used 4 cup Ziploc bowls with cozies made from reflectix. I brought an extra one for our Ranger. They worked great. Scouts split the meals before then put in boiling water (Reactor stoves). W...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
August 26, 7:14pm

Re: freezer bag cooking
Looked at using bags and decide too much trash. For Philmont we are going with the 4 cup ziploc bowls that way we can split or mix a meal into one depending on the specific meal and a bowl (Vosk...

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
August 06, 4:12pm

Re: Chuckwagon Freezer Bag
I was thinking of using the 4 cup ziploc microwave bowls also. Figured they would be great as a bowl/cup that each Scout could carry and we could avoid the turkey bags for most of the meals. Tr...

In Philmont » Food resupply and Chuck Wagon Meal
June 08, 9:42pm

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