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RECOMMEND LOOKING AT THE HISTORICAL AVERAGES...
Northern NM, as we have in CO, can vary dramatically so I think anyone would be challenged to give you many specifics this far out. A quick survey of September averages for Cimarron shows that you...

In Philmont » Autumn Adventure weather
June 05, 7:07pm

AMSTEEL ROPES...
Interesting discussion... We bought two 150' Amsteel ropes for our trek in 2012 and planned to use a similar weighting method. Unfortunately, we could not forge a "partnership" with ...

In Philmont » Bear Bagging Throw Rope - Custom Bag for Amsteel Rope
May 21, 12:00pm

CREW SHIRTS...
We purchased Badger brand shirts through a local shop... Did the usual with the boys designing the logo on chest and back. Here's my lesson learned... The boys had a rainbow of colors to choos...

In Philmont » Crew Shirt suggestions?
March 03, 11:22am

HOW ABOUT BORROWING?
JC- I can appreciate the dilemma. I found that when my crew was preparing, there were a number of other units that had light or UL gear and were more than willing to loan it out. Just a thought....

In Philmont » Send a Scout to Philmont
February 25, 10:57am

Four Pass Loop Feedback...
Eric- I did this hike (CCW) last summer with my 18 year-old Eagle and a couple of his buddies. Don't mean to be a downer but some SA for you... -Lots of people, especially around Snowmass L...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
February 17, 9:25pm

NEVER TEST A BEAR...
I was backpacking in the Sierras with a couple of buddies in my younger years (~20 years ago) and had an encounter that taught me to NEVER underestimate bears. We had dinner (fresh lake trout ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » What to do with pack at night?
January 02, 12:38pm

NEW SCOUTS AND BACKPACKING...
I've been a SM for the last three years and although I wouldn't consider us a BPing troop, we will go out two or three times a year besides one crew to Philmont in 2012. One lesson recentl...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Unit is fairly new to BPing (and certainly BPing light): looking for feedback
November 06, 12:49pm

TWO MORE CENTS...
If your group needs a bit more volume, consider the aluminum pots available from Open Country (http://www.opencountrycampware.com/products/CAMPING-EQUIPMENT/Pots-and-Kettles/). Not exactly SUL but...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
October 24, 9:27pm

BAGS AND BOOTS...
Concur with all previously said with a couple cents tossed in... Shoes, boots or whatever really need to have a stable foot plate. Shoes for trail running or hiking shoes or boots... Definitely...

In Philmont » Sleeping bags and footwear for Philmont
August 22, 10:55am

PLACES TO STAY NEAR WOODLAND PARK...
Rampart Reservoir may be an option, however, due to the Waldo Canyon fire last summer, much of the area is still closed. Here's the latest from the Forest Service... http://www.fs.usda.gov/det...

In Philmont » Philmont 2014: Looking for a place to stay
August 21, 2:02pm

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