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Patrick Starich (pjstarich) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale N. Rocky Mountains
About Me BPL Instructor/Guide. Passionate about the wilderness and spend as much time outdoors as possible in all seasons. Interests: UL backcountry trekking, skiing, pack rafting, and mountaineering.
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Turkish Cowboys
I had my first cup of "Turkish" cowboy coffee in Poland a few years ago. Espresso grind brews and sinks to the bottom when it's ready to drink. Sip it down to the grounds, swirl and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Camp Coffee
May 26, 9:39pm

Marking your turf?
Without wishing to divert the dialog in this forum I'll risk asking this question: Does it make any sense to "mark" your sleeping area with your urine? I almost always pee a few met...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
May 18, 10:39pm

Re: Getting Started - Scout Gear/Clothing List
Michael, >>Is it really more expensive to find Scout appropriate packs and bags that are less than 3 lbs (you list each at 3-4 lbs)? + Most scouts (and scouters) carry huge packs with l...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Father/son getting started
May 18, 1:58pm

Getting Started - Scout Gear/Clothing List
> looking forward to your list Roger, I just uploaded our T511 spring/fall clothing and gear list. The list includes load calculation fields so scouts and leaders can weigh themselves a...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Father/son getting started
May 17, 3:30pm

Philmont "Cooking"
I like the way commercially produced dehydrated meal packs are semi-rigid and stand up on their own. Turkey (oven) bags are thin and flimsy. Do you put the bag in an empty pot for support??? I gu...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
May 16, 1:56pm

Philmont Cooking Bags?
In addition to oven bags, has anyone discovered a zip top cooking bag like those used by Backpacker's Pantry and Alpine Aire that could be used to repack and prep the Philmont meals? The Philm...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
May 16, 11:17am

Father/Son getting started
Michael, kudos to your for thinking light-weight from the start. BSA needs a cultural shift to the light-weight, low-impact, LNT approach to the outdoors. When my son moved from Cub Scouting to B...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Father/son getting started
May 14, 9:17pm

Bear Safety - A Conversational Guide for Scouts
I've hung bags at Philmont on the cables and thought leaving the heavy ropes and sacks near the hanging sites for the duration of the treking season would sure lighten everyone's load. One...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Bear Safety - A Conversational Guide for Scouts
May 14, 8:24pm

Making char cloth
>what tinder lights quickest? Todd, I've found oiled oakum makes great tinder but it can be hard to find. It is made by untwisting old used rope and oiling it; trust me you don't wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making Char Cloth
May 13, 10:30pm

Most efficient/lightest current pocket canister stoves
Just tested an MSR Reactor. I was able to bring 1 litre of cold (5C/40F) tap water to a boil in just 2 minutes and 40 seconds using 20 grams of fuel...impressive. The water no doubt came to a boi...

In GEAR » Most efficient/lightest current pocket canister stoves
May 12, 6:44pm

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