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PHILMONT VS. DO YOUR OWN THING...
Phillip- I can understand considerations to either go to Philmont or do your own trip. Living in Colorado, we certainly don't need to go to NM for trails or mountains. We went for the progra...

In Philmont » WHAT ARE YOUR "BIG 5" SUGGESTIONS?
June 28, 3:31pm

THANKS FOR THE INPUTS...
Thanks for the responses... +1 Don't pack your fears. I had a chance to hear A. Skurka at the local GoLite store before we went to PSR last summer. He made a funny comment about how too ma...

In Philmont » WHAT ARE YOUR "BIG 5" SUGGESTIONS?
June 23, 7:45pm

WHAT ARE YOUR "BIG 5" SUGGESTIONS?
I've been asked to talk to a local crew departing in about six weeks for PSR about our crew's experiences last summer. Anyone who knows me, knows that I can talk for hours about almost any...

In Philmont » WHAT ARE YOUR "BIG 5" SUGGESTIONS?
June 20, 8:59am

SMELLABLES AND SOAPS...
Recommend leaving any extras in base camp. They'll provide you plenty of camp suds to wash dishes, clothes and general hygiene. If you use what they provide, you'll have no issues. T...

In Philmont » Reconcile smellables and soap?
June 17, 4:16pm

EVEN CHEAPER...
Just found this at my local Walmart for $3! Hard to pass on it if even just to beta test!

In Gear Deals » Groudsheet Polycro/window insulation film kit $5 at Walmart
June 13, 4:18pm

Denver to Santa Fe...
Matt- As a SM living in Colorado Springs, here are a few suggestions north to south for consideration... 1. Denver: Red Rocks amphitheater, Rockies game, REI Flagship store, 16th Street Mall, De...

In Philmont » Cool things to sightsee before Philmont?
June 13, 4:12pm

ALUMINUM COOK POTS
Another possible source... http://www.opencountrycampware.com/products/CAMPING-EQUIPMENT/Pots-and-Kettles/ Our crew took a 6 qt (old one in troop supplies) and one of these 4 qt pots. Had only ...

In Philmont » 6 qt pot
May 29, 11:42am

FOOD and ORGANIZATION...
Everyone in our crew had two 2-gallon ziplocs for their food/smellables. The boys put their names on the bags so it was very easy to sort from the bear bags in the a.m. Another tidbit from my cre...

In Philmont » Food
May 13, 1:02pm

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOD...
Seeing Adam's post reminds me of a trip a few years ago with the Scouts... We were heading out to the AT for two nights and about a dozen miles. When loading one of the boys packs into the tru...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Prep for our second backpacking trip... evolution
April 12, 3:56pm

COOK POTS FOR PHILMONT...
Ernie- We took a 6Q and a 4Q last summer with two MSR PRs. We used turkey bags to line the cook pot (won't go there...) If my feeble brain remembers correctly, there was only one meal th...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking 2013
April 05, 11:38am

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