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Denver to Santa Fe...
Matt- As a SM living in Colorado Springs, here are a few suggestions north to south for consideration... 1. Denver: Red Rocks amphitheater, Rockies game, REI Flagship store, 16th Street Mall, De...

In Philmont » Cool things to sightsee before Philmont?
June 13, 4:12pm

ALUMINUM COOK POTS
Another possible source... http://www.opencountrycampware.com/products/CAMPING-EQUIPMENT/Pots-and-Kettles/ Our crew took a 6 qt (old one in troop supplies) and one of these 4 qt pots. Had only ...

In Philmont » 6 qt pot
May 29, 11:42am

FOOD and ORGANIZATION...
Everyone in our crew had two 2-gallon ziplocs for their food/smellables. The boys put their names on the bags so it was very easy to sort from the bear bags in the a.m. Another tidbit from my cre...

In Philmont » Food
May 13, 1:02pm

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOD...
Seeing Adam's post reminds me of a trip a few years ago with the Scouts... We were heading out to the AT for two nights and about a dozen miles. When loading one of the boys packs into the tru...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Prep for our second backpacking trip... evolution
April 12, 3:56pm

COOK POTS FOR PHILMONT...
Ernie- We took a 6Q and a 4Q last summer with two MSR PRs. We used turkey bags to line the cook pot (won't go there...) If my feeble brain remembers correctly, there was only one meal th...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking 2013
April 05, 11:38am

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

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