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John Myers (dallas) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: Us too
608-S is going on #16. North country, 3 resupply points, no dry camps, Baldy and a section of the Valle Vidal. Good selection of activities including black powder rifles and cowboy action shooti...

In Philmont » We got our itinerary FIRST CHOICE!!!
April 03, 2:53pm

Re: Re: Freezer Bag Cooking
We bought several of each, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yes, each meal serves 2 people. Each 2 person meal comes in a single plastic bag. I have a trail meal spreadsheet that shows every 2011 ...

In Philmont » Philmont cooking
February 17, 12:34pm

Re: 295
I've used the 295's for a while and just got another pair to replace the pair that wore out. I went from Vasque lightweight boots to the Inov8's and I think it was one of the best gear ...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Shoe Choices and Favorites?
February 17, 12:21pm

Re: Garmin Etrex Vista HCx
+1 One of my favorite features is that one that allows you to download and print your trip map and elevation profile. Decent screen, easy to use and reasonably light.

In GEAR » Garmin Etrex Vista HCx
February 16, 9:00am

Re: Philmont rocky trails
Good photos and shows the reality of some of the trails there. But the question still remains, is it better to hike those trails in boots or trail runners? I took boots last time but am using...

In Philmont » A couple questions on Phlmont (tents, gaiters, boots).
February 15, 1:39pm

Re: CT Topo Map Book
I found it useful, both for planning and during the hike. And +1 for the other resources Mags mentions.

In GEAR » CT Topo Map Book
February 10, 11:51am

Re: Looking for a 4000 ci. UL pack - ZPack?
Another option might be the ZPack Exo. I think he will make you one that comes in around 3800 ci. It's more expensive than the Pinnacle and it has a roll top instead of a lid, but it has a susp...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4000 ci. UL pack
February 10, 9:59am

Umbrella & Trekking Poles
"I take it if you use an umbrella, you don't use trekking poles?" Oh, oh." I use both, each depending on the circumstances. I don't 'have' to use either one. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
February 08, 6:51am

Re: I need a new pack
Have you looked at the ZPack Exo?

In GEAR » I need a new pack
February 07, 7:01pm

Re: Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
Good article Francis! Ever since I first heard of using an umbrella (in your book Hike Your Own Hike?) I've always taken one. Don't use it all the time, but it's handy to have when I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
February 07, 3:30pm

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Zpacks Exo with external stays
I recently returned from a 10 day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch and took a ZPack Exo external frame pack. My base weight was 10 pounds but I wanted a pack that could handle the extra weight and volu...

In Backpacks - External Frame
June 26, 1:55pm