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Re: Button compasses and orienteering
"Years ago there used to be orienteering organizations and clubs all over the country." I take my boys orienteering from time to time. It's a fun way to learn map and compass skill...

In GEAR » Someone please explain button compasses
January 24, 7:21am

Re: Trail System
"Look at the maps, see what is promising and cobble together your own route! It is fun. :)" +1 on what Paul said. And some spectacular scenery along the way. That would be a great hik...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Durango, CO to Ouray, CO
January 23, 2:05pm

Re: How I became UL
"What did is make a spread sheet with all my current weights and products I was considering buying and price them in terms of ounces saved per dollar and started buying from there. That way my...

In GEAR » Switching to UL gear, chicken or egg first?
January 20, 8:29am

Re: Gear Guide & Boy Scouts
"- A Gear List that is specific to Philmont Scout Ranch" That will be very helpful. I ordered one for our troop. Thanks, John

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -- Now available!
January 17, 6:50pm

Re: Re: no new gear
Well somebody has to keep the cottage industry afloat. Since I haven't purchased any new gear in the last 3 years, I'm going to make up for it this year. More cuben, more carbon fiber, n...

In Philosophy & Technique » No New Gear 2012
January 13, 7:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: .308 rifles
The black powder rifles are fun too. Noisy, flames, smoke, recoil, big holes in the hats and bandannas they shoot at. Teenage boys generally dig that kind of stuff. :) The BSA does tak...

In Philmont » Which Camps/Programs did you enjoy the most?
January 12, 3:07pm

Re: Re: Which Camps/Programs did you enjoy the most?
Manfred's comments reminded me that the side hike up Trail Peak to see the plane wreck remains was also one of the favorites. That's something they don't see very often.

In Philmont » Which Camps/Programs did you enjoy the most?
January 12, 6:30am

Re: Re: Stoves at Philmont
We have used canister and liquid fuel stoves at Philmont but never a multi-fuel stove. But I don't see any reason it wouldn't work. Our guys much preferred the Windpro over the liquid fu...

In Philmont » Stoves at Philmont
January 11, 9:12pm

Re: Which Camps/Programs did you enjoy the most?
You are right, it's completely subjective, but here is what the boys liked on their 2008 trek: Shotgun shell loading and shotgun shooting Mine tour and gold panning (Cyphers Mine) Black po...

In Philmont » Which Camps/Programs did you enjoy the most?
January 11, 6:35pm

Re: Made it! (Hike Update)
Jeff, Dang, I think that's pretty impressive for your first time out, especially with that elevation change! Are you hooked yet? :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Backpacker - 30 miles?
January 10, 1:10pm

All Reader Reviews by John Myers

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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