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Electronic Map and .gpx files
Is there a source of any electronic map and/or .gpx files for Philmont trails? I like to do leg work on my Topo software. I rarely take the GPS on the trail (too heavy), but I do have the ability...

In Philmont » Electronic Map and .gpx files
June 04, 2:55pm

Food resupply and Chuck Wagon Meal
My son and his crew got their first choice of itinerary. Interestingly the written itinerary shows 2 resupplies (d4 & d8) but only one is indicated on the map. (Itinerary #13) They also hav...

In Philmont » Food resupply and Chuck Wagon Meal
June 04, 2:45pm

Update
I thought I would post a little of what happened for the weekend. Before we left the scout hut, we weighted packs. We had two groups of hikers, but for the sake of the "Biggest Looser,"...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Upcoming Troop Backpack Trek
February 13, 7:27am

Prize
I do like the idea of an Alpha light spoon. My son and I have those, and I think that would be really good. As for Freezer Bag Cozies, interested scouts are meeting tonight to make them. Several...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Upcoming Troop Backpack Trek
February 08, 2:41pm

Awards
For our Philmont group, we are offering a $50 BSA gift certificate to be spent at Tooth of Time Traders. I do like the idea of a knife (scouts love knives!), but I wanted to keep it in the are...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Upcoming Troop Backpack Trek
February 08, 11:11am

Early weigh in last night
We did a gear shake down last night. With a few small items missing, we had pack weights ranging from 13 lbs 8 oz to 20 lbs 11 oz, most begin at or under 15 lbs. I am concerned about the one scou...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Upcoming Troop Backpack Trek
February 08, 7:16am

Son decided on a pad
Thank you all for the offers and information. I am taking up Zach on his offer of free pad. That was very generous of you Zach! It has a slow leak, but it is important for my son to also learn h...

In GEAR » Lightweight pad recomendations
February 07, 3:20pm

That was just the packing list
That is just the checklist. Tonight at the meeting, we will be "shaking down" the new scout's backpacks. Using the list, we will verify what the scout has and what he needs to buy/r...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Upcoming Troop Backpack Trek
February 07, 3:15pm

Pad
He has this pad. It is the Thermarest RidgeRest (large). It weights about 14 oz, but is just 1/2" of foam. He is looking for something for equal weight which would provide additiona...

In GEAR » Lightweight pad recomendations
February 06, 3:27pm

Pad
Christopher, thanks for the idea on the Neoair. Not quite sure how I missed that one--must have flown under the radar somehow. Without a local outfitter, it is sometimes hit or miss to find a new...

In GEAR » Lightweight pad recomendations
February 06, 2:25pm

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