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LIGHTWEIGHT SHELTER FOR SCOUTS...
Bob- I haven't used them but have been intrigued by the Appy Trails shelters. My crew considered them for Philmont but opted to use what we already had (Alps Lynx 2s). They are advertised ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » tents for scouts
March 07, 11:13am

PHILMONT CLOTHES COMMENT...
Bill, et al- Just a tidbit from the peanut gallery... Our crew decided on an olive green synthetic t-shirt for last summer's trek. (I groaned internally that we would look like a bunch of...

In Philmont » Philmont trek 33, 125 miles, packs <25#, tons of fun
February 27, 12:41pm

SNOW CAVING...
Dustin- I just completed an OKPIK weekend (snow caving) with my scouts a couple of weeks ago. As a stage setter, daytime temp was 5F, dinner at -10F, and night temp dropped to -20F. Fortunately,...

In Winter Hiking » Neoair and snow caving?
February 01, 4:39pm

PHILMONT FOOD PREP
Sean- I think the answer that most Rangers would provide to your question about "buddy cooking" is that it takes away from the crew experience of cooking and eating together. On your ...

In Philmont » Philmont food
November 29, 4:35pm

SOME ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS...
Because conditions can vary so much and depending on the length of your trip, I would recommend some kind of bivy to augment a down or synthetic bag. If there's no snow or not enough to build ...

In Winter Hiking » Snow shelter question
November 24, 4:11pm

A COUPLE MORE IDEAS...
As a SM, here are some "thrifty" ideas for consideration... Theme is cheap and light, especially if you have some new young boys trying to keep pack weight under 25% of their body weight...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Packing list for scouts?
November 21, 10:18am

AFTER ACTION FROM ADVENTURE RACE...
We completed the race this weekend. Due to ongoing elk season, we decided to move the event to one of our local council properties vice the national forest. This shortened the course and also pre...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » SCOUT ADVENTURE RACE?
November 19, 8:59am

PHILMONT FOOD AND PREPS...
After Sarah's comments on the Larabars, I couldn't resist... Larabars are hideous! I tried one ONCE... Nearly lost the rest of my meal as did the rest of the crew from laughter seeing my r...

In Philmont » Philmont food
November 13, 11:47am

PHILMONT FOOD...
Sean- Some crews field strip the food bags to reduce the extra cardboard and paper, however, my impression was that this was a minority of crews. You may find the boxes helpful to hold/compress y...

In Philmont » Philmont food
November 06, 12:03pm

SCOUT ADVENTURE RACE, cont...
Larry- Thanks for the ideas. Since we've not done this before and currently planning to do this in the next few weeks, I'm a bit reluctant to press the overnight survival scenario. We'...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » SCOUT ADVENTURE RACE?
October 05, 12:21pm

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