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Philmont, Jams, and Trail runners
Four of us did indeed use golite jams. They worked great. Two of these were trailbound at 25# and the other two were #28. Most everyone on our crew used trail runners. Not unexpectedly, those with ...

In Philmont » Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs <25#, tons of fun
August 26, 7:57pm

RE: "Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs &lt;25#, tons of fun"
It is pretty simple to set up. I pitched the trailstar first then added the inner net tent under it afterward. To do so, I connect the inner net corner guylines to the stakes holding up the tra...

In Philmont » Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs <25#, tons of fun
August 26, 10:18am

RE: "Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs &lt;25#, tons of fun"
Jim - I was using a Bear Paw PentaNet (with optional 10" silnylon sides) http://www.bearpawwd.com/shelters_floors/pentaNet.html

In Philmont » Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs <25#, tons of fun
August 25, 7:51pm

Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs &lt;25#, tons of fun
Here is a link to our trip photos from Philmont Scout Ranch in Northern New Mexico. My son's crew chose trek 33 and hiked for 125.5 miles (lots of side hikes) with 20,000+ feet of vertical elev...

In Philmont » Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs <25#, tons of fun
August 25, 1:40pm

RE: "We got our itinerary FIRST CHOICE!!!"
Lots of crews getting their first choices, nice! We did as well, Trek #33.

In Philmont » We got our itinerary FIRST CHOICE!!!
April 04, 11:28am

RE: Exped Synmat UL 7
The Exped Synmat UL 7 is a great pad. The pad alone gets me to down to 30F. I've slept on it plus a full length 3/4" Gossamer Gear Nightlight pad down to 5F (on top of snow). I think that ...

In GEAR » Seaking a Plush Pad
March 28, 7:59pm

RE: "Half Pyramid"
Great design Jerry! Well thought out, storm stable, light, functional. Captures much of what I look for in shelter.

In Make Your Own Gear » Half Pyramid
March 02, 9:17am

RE: Snow Melting
So for a larger group, of say 8, would you still use a 4 quart pot and just keep adding snow to the pot or would you upsize to a 6 qt pot? FWIW I believe we'll be using a pulk.

In Winter Hiking » Snow melting techniques
December 12, 8:56pm

RE: Lighter
Hey Chad - Do you recall which brand/model of lighter you use?

In Winter Hiking » Your Winter "TEN ESSENTIALS" List?
December 11, 4:25pm

RE:"TrailLite Designs "CloudVest"
Nice work Thom. Very innovative and great design concept.

In GEAR » TrailLite Designs "CloudVest"
November 24, 8:59am

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