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Bear ropes
Philmont had no issues with our blue amsteel bear ropes this summer. Trek 701P3. We were incredibly careful with our bear protocols and didn't have any issues. We did see bears and unfortunat...

In Philmont » Pilmont 2011 8/1/11--8/13/11
September 25, 10:20pm

TarpTent for 2 Trip Report over 160 miles
Here's the promised report. My son and I have spent 14 nights over 150 miles of backpacking in this tarptent. 10 nights were at the Philmont Scout ranch. The tent kept us dry. bug free and t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Tarp Tent for 2 is done
August 30, 8:39pm

Phil food
As Walt mentioned there was plenty of food and gatoraid in the swap boxes. Our boys were an experienced crew that hiked over 90 miles on three shake down hikes prior to Philmont. They made their ...

In Philmont » Philmont Food
August 27, 6:30pm

Trek 18
We were on Trek 18 in July 2010 and our Ranger tried to tell us that you couldn't use the Mtn House bags for rehydrating. So we were going to rehydrate only in the 1 qt zip locks. Fortunately...

In Philmont » Philmont Food
August 01, 9:29pm

Since, we only need this bowls once, I'm going to look at disposable bowls. Our kids have really enjoyed the no clean-up we have when we use the 1 qt bags/foil bags to rehydrate our food. B...

In Philmont » Chuck Wagon meal - do we need bowls
June 22, 9:43pm

Chuck Wagon meal - do we need bowls
Our crew is going on Trek 18 at the beginning of July and this trek includes a chuck wagon meal. My question is do we need to bring bowls or could we use 1 qt plastic bags. Since we are rehydrati...

In Philmont » Chuck Wagon meal - do we need bowls
June 21, 10:17pm

Philmont Bear ropes
What is the length of rope issued by Philmont for the bear bag rope. The 2010 guide lists 100'on page 18. I've seen both 150' and 100' listed in various places and was wondering wh...

In Philmont » Philmont Bear ropes
May 13, 10:22pm

Boil times
Under perfect conditions MSR says it's 3 min per liter. I just ran a test over the weekend using a snow Peak giga power stove using a MSR base 2 2.5L pot with 2L with 60F water. It took about...

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
April 05, 9:24pm

Tent report
Finally slept in the tent for the first time - in the backyard. We had significant rain and winds 15-25 mph - perfect time to test the tent. Here's what I found out: 1) No leaks - Yah! 2...

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Tarp Tent for 2 is done
April 03, 10:13pm

Nice pack
Nice Pack Jamie! How many Liters will she hold?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 4.95 oz pack
April 03, 8:39pm

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