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Bear Bags
Why would the rangers care what type of bear bag a crew uses as long as it can do the job intended? I can see them vetoing a crew using plastic grocery bags but vetoing UL dry bags? Same with a...

In Philmont » Philmont bearbagging
April 27, 6:18am

Rainshadow 2
www.tarptent.com The Rainshadow 2 is listed as a 3 person tent. Photos on their website show it has plenty of room for 3 without gear.

In Philmont » Henry Shire's TarpTent Use at Philmont
April 26, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Lightweight wire stakes
I made a wire stake out of throttle cable wire .0625" (1/16") diameter and 7" long to try out. After repeated attempts I was only able to push the wire into the ground about 4" ...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
April 20, 7:19am

Re: Re: How Much Gas to Carry?
"we used about 2 canisters for each stove over the entire Philmont trek". What size canisters?

In Philmont » CANISTERS VS WHITE GAS
April 17, 1:47pm

Bear Bagging Rope
What is the specifications for Philmont Bear Bagging rope per crew (diameter, weight capacity, type, length, number of ropes, etc.?). I'd rather bring our own rope as long as we can actually ...

In Philmont » Bear Bag ropes/systems for Philmont summer 2012...
April 17, 11:09am

Bear Bagging Rope
If the Amsteel 7/16" rope is going to be an issue what is the lightest 1/4 rope you can buy?

In Philmont » Philmont bearbagging
April 14, 4:36pm

Cozy
I used one of those folding windshield sunshades. Cut with the foil side in, into whatever shape and size you need. Then staple and tape it together. If you really want to make it easy just cut a p...

In Philmont » Philmont cooking
April 13, 12:37pm

Rainbow VS SMD Lunar Solo
Sarah, I own both tents and have done extended treks in both. The TT Rainbow is heavier but has a free standing option (with two hiking poles) and has an overall smaller footprint or area neede...

In Philmont » Henry Shire's TarpTent Use at Philmont
April 12, 7:01pm

Repackaging Food
Mark, If you are going to use method #6 and repackage the food before cooking I would suggest dividing/repackaging the food at your resupply point and leaving the original packaging there. What...

In Philmont » Philmont cooking
April 12, 6:21pm

UL Dry Bag Size fro Food
I'm thinking each pair of boys will carry their own food in their own food bag. What size dry bag should each boy to have?

In Philmont » Philmont bearbagging
April 12, 4:40pm

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