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SCOUT ADVENTURE RACE...
Thanks for the comments... Good point about notifying the local NFS. The area isn't trafficked much by foot, mostly folks who are looking for primitive camping. There is a fair amount of ATV/...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » SCOUT ADVENTURE RACE?
October 02, 11:23am

BACKPACK FOR YOUTH...
My younger son is using a TNF Terra 60L which has an adjustable torso length. I don't think this pack is made any longer but have expanded the line to 45L, 55L and 65L. They aren't partic...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Youth Scout Packs?
October 01, 4:41pm

SCOUT ADVENTURE RACE?
Fellow Scouters- I'm working on an activity to keep the interest in some of my older boys and challenge their skills. I would appreciate any feedback/concerns/issues the collective may have.....

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » SCOUT ADVENTURE RACE?
October 01, 4:32pm

ALUMINUM COOK POT...
I took 9 Scouts on an 80-mile trek this summer with two pots, both Open Country aluminum. One was a very old 6-qt and one a new 4-qt... Check out http://www.opencountrycampware.com/products/CAMPIN...

In GEAR » 3L Pot
September 19, 7:48am

GRAVITY WORKS, PT. 2...
BTW, you may want to purchase through REI when they have their semi-annual 20% off sale. If you find it doesn't measure up, fails in some way or the boys don't like using it, you'll be...

In Philmont » Water Purification - Really?
September 13, 7:10am

GRAVITY WORKS FILTER FIELD TEST...
I, too, was a bit concerned about durability. Every member of the crew used it at some point in the trek and during our warm-ups so were familiar with how to assemble. This is extremely easy to d...

In Philmont » Water Purification - Really?
September 13, 7:07am

WATER PURIFICATION, 2012 FEEDBACK...
Alan- Our crew used a combination of the micropur tablets and a Platypus Gravity Works filter. I have a Katadyn Hiker Pro in my personal gear (that I didn't take) but after using the GW filte...

In Philmont » Water Purification - Really?
September 12, 12:23pm

SURPLUS MEALS...
Ernie- We purchased a couple of breakfasts, a couple of lunches and a couple of dinners. This provided the boys with some familiarity of the meals, weight, etc. One of the most important things ...

In Philmont » 2012 surplus meals
August 28, 1:02pm

MESS KITS...
We trekked earlier this summer before the "no turkey bag" decree but won't go there... We read in another crew's lessons learned to use common gear for everyone. We found that...

In Philmont » Individual Mess Kit
August 28, 12:48pm

ODD NUMBERED CREWS...
Bill- Our crew was the same as yours (9+3)... Our solution was that each of our three oldest took turns spending four nights with their dad. By doing this, every adult carried a two-man but also ...

In Philmont » Odd numbered crews
August 08, 3:50pm

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