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Cooking During Ranger Checkout
I concur with Ed - stranger things have happened. I have a different take I guess, I understand that this is the Backpacking Light forum but sometimes you just have to play by the rules given. Ph...

In Philmont » Cooking During Ranger Checkout
August 18, 8:02pm

My experience at Philmont
Excellent post. I especially agree about the trekking poles. I would not that frog tog rain gear while "heavy" did provide some warmth and protection from hail. We were crew 611-T-...

In Philmont » My experience at Philmont...
July 16, 6:26am

Moab Ventilator
For what it is worth I saw a number of scouts and adults wearing these boots. I just returned from Philmont this week.

In Philmont » Moab Ventilator (mid) For Trek 16 2014
June 26, 4:55am

Water Management
I saw very few of the 2.5 gallon bags this Philmont trek. Most crews, including ours had every crew member bring an extra 3L Platypus bladder. We had dry camps at Mt. Phillips and Tooth Ridge. I...

In Philmont » Water Management for Dry Camps
June 26, 4:53am

Fishing
Depends on your Trek. I was at Fish Camp in 2010 and we saw no fish in the water. I assume you are contemplating catch and release. When the boys asked if they could eat what they caught the ran...

In Philmont » Fishing + Philmont?
May 17, 7:13am

2014 Trek Itineraries
The 2014 Trek Itineraries are posted on the PSR website.

In Philmont » Who's going in 2014?!
March 18, 3:41pm

2014 Training tips
Probably the most interesting "training tip" is getting the Philmont meals and having the boys practice cooking AND eating the Philmont way. I have told my boys it is interesting what yo...

In Philmont » Who's going in 2014?!
March 04, 12:17pm

crew shirts
I believe ClassB has the Trek maps and can put those on a t-shirt. With the amount of clip art on the web we have had success just getting a local company to print shirts.

In Philmont » Crew Shirt suggestions?
March 01, 9:58pm

2014 Shakedown
Our first shakedown trip is next weekend near Chattanooga. We are out for 3 nights and around 28 miles. It is a little far from Philadelphia. We are going north to get some hill work but not so ...

In Philmont » Who's going in 2014?!
March 01, 9:06pm

finding the tent
I know Big Agnes redesigned or changed the color on their Fly Creek UL2 and as a result there are bargains to be had on that model. A number of boys in my crew found the "old" model on e...

In Philmont » Send a Scout to Philmont
February 25, 6:33pm

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