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My Locale Northern Mid-West
About Me Lots of heavy packing when I was younger (75+ lbs). Moving to UL as fast as my pocketbook will allow due to bad knees.
CityRochester
StateMI
CountryUSA

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GoLite!
There are a lot of great suggestions here. My current base weight is 9.5lbs. As far as packs I'm sold on my GoLite Pinacle 72L (33oz from GoLite) which is now the Jam70 (on sale now). It will h...

In Philmont » Choosing my Philmont equipment, could use some advice
May 15, 8:18pm

NeoAir and a T-Shirt
I just pull a t-shirt over the top end of my NeoAir and stuff my Pillow under it. My weight pins the bottem end of the T-Shirt. Everything stays in-place for the night even though I toss alot and I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » securing pillow to pad
May 15, 7:37am

Interested Too!!
Interested in this too. My son can only drink Rice or Almond Milk. It would be an nice suprise to have on the trail at Philmont this summer.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Good powdered rice milk
May 15, 5:39am

White Gas
So our Troop is taking 2 MSR WhisperLites for a Crew of 12 (3 Adults, 9 Scouts). The plan was to take 3 16 oz fuel bottles. Question one is 48oz of fuel enough and question two can you buy liquid f...

In Philmont » CANISTERS VS WHITE GAS
May 15, 5:06am

Philmont Crew Prep
Any suggestions on getting prep'd? It seems that no one has time (adults or Scouts) to hike let alone go for a weekend shakedown. I'm starting worry. Thoughts? Ideas?

In Philmont » Philmont Crew Prep
May 14, 12:28pm

Rainshadow 2 ...
So I got the Rainshadow 2. Great piece of gear. Used it last weekend for our Wilderness First Aid class. Slept 2 and gear with lots of room to spare and my tentmate was 6'4" 240lbs. So my ...

In Philmont » Henry Shire's TarpTent Use at Philmont
May 14, 12:01pm

Still two loads on #20
We are heading North Philmont and Valle Vidal and load food on Day 2 at HQ, Day 6 at Baldy Town and Day 8 at Rich Cabins then out on Day 12.

In Philmont » Philmont commissay
May 14, 11:38am

Day Late - Dollar Short
I know this is too late for your training session this time but... having run this one myself you can get a lot of mileage out of Golf. First give them the bit about not at the edge of a river/lake...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » IOLS
May 14, 11:24am

@KR
Lol I got so wrapped up in the Photosynth Tech I forgot why I was there. Great Photos

In Philosophy & Technique » Help me understand how to set up a tarp
May 02, 6:15pm

Frosty nose at 0F
Out this Feb and temp dropped from 32F to 0F. fortunately we were expecting mid-teens so we were prepared. Found tossing my fleece over the head of my bag kept the moisture to a very low level and ...

In GEAR » Breathing in sleeping bag?
April 28, 3:27pm

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