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My Locale Northern Mid-West
About Me Lots of heavy packing when I was younger (75+ lbs). Moving to UL as fast as my pocketbook will allow due to bad knees.
CityRochester
StateMI
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12 under a Tarp
So can you realistically get 12 under a 10x12 tarp pitched with hiking poles? We are usually smaller crews so haven't tried it yet.

In Philmont » MYOG- Dinning Tarp Size
July 03, 5:10am

Don't count on the Ranger
First, I’m surprised that your Crew Leader did not designate a Scout to be the Crew Medic. He is the one to carry the kit and to have “Sick Call” at least once a day to check for problems. Yo...

In Philmont » Sleeping Bags - 2012 / Crew 1st aid kit
July 03, 4:25am

Go with Arm Warmers
Go with a set of arm warmers. They are available at any bike store or REI. They will weigh btwn 1.5 to 3 oz and you can skip the long sleeve shirt at 7-10 oz. They are great when you step off on co...

In Philmont » Long sleeve Shirt
June 26, 12:10pm

Pioneer Lashings
What a great way to get your Scouts to actually use their Pioneer Lashings. I do agree that it generally won't keep the rodents out. I may discourage Ground Squirrels - I've never seen them...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » What to do with pack at night?
May 22, 5:13am

Re: Backpacking
Mark - Thought about having them use their school backpack? Carry water, clothes and personal gear then use the trailer to stage the heavy or bulky stuff (tents, Stoves, sleeping bags) at the camp....

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » How often backpacking?
May 22, 4:26am

Phil Food Wgt?
Thx for posting the pics of the "ration packs" . Question - does anyone know the approx wgt for a days food for two? I'm guessing about 2.0 lbs? So our crew of 12 will be stepping off...

In Philmont » Philmont cooking
May 21, 12:04pm

Fast/Slow Twitch Muscles
It depends on what your objective is. 75%+ will build the fast twitch muscles which results in instantaneous lift capacity and bulk. Bands will induce growth in the long or slow twitch which suppor...

In Philosophy & Technique » technique for max. muscle mass?
May 16, 8:28pm

GPS, Glosnass, Galileo and Compass Constellations
Most higher end GPS receivers are now being programed to accept any of the 4 constellations GPS (USA), Glosnass (Russian), Galileo (EU) and Compass (China). These consist of 12 to 24 sats each in L...

In GEAR » Most simple, cheapest GPS receiver recommendation pls
May 16, 8:17pm

Sleeping Bag on the AT
Hiking So. bound from Pen-Mar in late March and found a sleeping bag hanging from a tree limb in the middle of the trail. Hadn't passed anyone in and day and a half so bundled it up and left it...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
May 16, 5:08pm

Rainshadow2
Lol Very true but... I'm not carrying it but I have and am bringing a HS Rainshadow2 (46oz Henry Shire) for the three of us Advisors. Those two are spliting it and I have the Equinox for the &...

In Philmont » Choosing my Philmont equipment, could use some advice
May 16, 11:44am

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