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Blue Ridge VA Scout Hike
Clothing- suggest wear "hike clothes" and packing "camp clothes" hike in shorts-athletic workout type with slash pockets, running shoes, socks, synthetic t-shirt.(Under Armor...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Keeping it light for 5 night trek -- advice
July 20, 11:31pm

Trinity Alps-Caribou/Snowslide Lake
Hiked in with one old friend and two new ones. We were all in our early 50's and experienced outdoorsman by both experience and professions. My new hiking companions were trail gourmets and we ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trinity Alps-Caribou/Snowslide Lake
July 20, 10:32pm

wood stoves
I use a SVEA or a MSR Pocket Rocket, but I have also burned a small campfire to make coffee and fry a trout or two. I think the ability to use downed wood to make a small fire is part of the joy of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » wood stove
May 15, 9:49pm

Zip off shorts/pants REI
When my son was in Scouts... 1999-2007 and I was a ASM/SM REI sold a great product. The Sahara shorts were sold in a color called "Surplus Green". They were light, green, and were cut abo...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » UL pants close to official BSA color?
May 07, 10:22pm

Boots
I like my old and well taken care of Lowa Alpspitz and Vasque Sundowners when I hike. I've tried the sneaker thing.The feet hurt and turning an ankle scares me

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Unknown, with Sturdy Footwear
June 12, 12:08am

Tarps vs tents
I have slept (or what passed for sleep) in buggy Camp Lejeune in North Carolinad a host other places on a USMC passport under poncho hooches and normally just where I could throw down. As a civi...

In Gear Lists » lightweight equipment
April 09, 10:37pm

gear in a bucket
When I moved I was confronted with a blend of gearfrom 28 years of outdoor hobbies, military equipment, outdoor education and Scout leading. The Scout gear went to the troop, gave away a few th...

In Editor's Roundtable » All the Gear a Guy Could Want
October 25, 12:05am

a confirmed boot wearer responds
I have seen very few Scout-age boys wear running shoes-shoes made for running unless they ran track or cross country. I have worn lightweight trail shoes-New Balance, Lowa Tempest Lows, and Hi-...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » What age to change to trail runners?
October 24, 8:34pm

gear library
I have left service as an active Scouter, but I developed my own lending gear library for my outdoor education program I developed at my high school where I teach. I teach in an urban high school (...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Recommend Big 3 as "loaners" for Scouts
October 24, 8:00pm

Making Cub Scouting outdoor focused
If you examine Cub Scouting you will see that the activities "approved" are developmentally targeted to fine motor skills that boys sometimes develop more slowly than girls. Some of t...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » New to cub scouting- Feeling a bit underwhelmed.
October 24, 7:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Sagehorn

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Smart Wool Lightweight Block Tee
I found two of these black T-shirts at a retailer. I'm a fairly good sized rugby player and shopping for XXl in performance clothing is tough. These fit great and perform out hiking and skiing ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 26, 11:39pm