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Douglas Prosser (daprosser) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Camarillo, California (SCAL)
About Me Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 257 in the Ventura County Council, California with 13 years experience. He has participated in numerous hikes in the local mountains and has planned many treks into the High Sierras for his Troop. He attended Philmont Scout Ranch as a Scout 1970 and as a leader 2002, 2005, and most recently in 2007. He will be attending Philmont in 2008 & BPL Trek 1 course in Utah with plans for John Muir Trail trek in 2009.
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How much water to carry
There has been a number of comments on how much water to carry, Minimal amounts, etc. Realize that what we carry is related to our fears. If you have fears about being cold you tend to carry mo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
January 31, 5:28pm

6 Liter pot
The pot I used was from a car camp cook set I had from years ago. Unfortunately my son ran over the pot with his old Land Cruiser in our garage. :-((( I cam across some replacement MSR Flex 4 P...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
January 31, 5:06pm

Re: Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
I have thought of updating the New Scout article as well as putting together a Power Point that people could use to teach the concepts. We'll see. I was also thinking of article on John Muir ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
June 26, 2:03pm

Re: Re: How Light Can You Go?
The Mountain Hardware Stimulus worked really great. I was like you looking at this very thin light fabric was it going to work. It did really well. It is not quite as breathable as my Montane wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
June 25, 10:31pm

Re: Day Clothes, where to they go at night?
Since we can not sleep with our day clothes nor packs I put my day clothes in a 1 gal zip-lock & my pack in a 1 gal zip-lock. I then put them under the dining fly.

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
June 25, 10:27pm

Starting 8/12 South bound
I'll be one of a group of 4 hiking south bound from Yosemite. We're all "graduates" of a BPL Wilderness Trekking One-Dessert Southwest course last year. We're planning on hi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Who's hiking the JMT this year?
June 24, 10:14pm

Fuel/Stoves
See the discussion above started 11/16 about stoves & fuel canisters. The MSR Wind Pro sounded like one of the better choices. It will work with larger pots because the stove rests on the g...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
June 04, 2:52pm

Alcohol set-up
What alcohol set-up are you planning for Philmont? How many in cook group?

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
November 18, 6:05pm

Philmont Bear Bag substitutes & Canister stoves
I'm working on an update of my article on Philmont and was interested in a couple items. 1. Does anyone have suggestions on replacements for the Philmont Bear bags? 2. Does anyone have su...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
November 16, 9:33pm

Great Job
Great pics & comments. I enjoyed hiking with you.

In Post-Trip Reports » WT School Escalante 08
October 27, 11:17pm

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