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Walter Underwood (wunder) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me Frequent camping with Boy Scouts, a week-long trek in the Emigrant Wilderness (Sierras) in 2009, Philmont in 2010, Skyline to the Sea a couple of times.

I grew up camping in Louisiana, with summer backpacking trips in the Pecos Wilderness.
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Get a satellite phone
I just went through the options on this, including listing the real situations I've been in where I needed communications. For me, two-way communications is essential. We often think of comm...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
November 09, 4:42pm

Mids at Philmont
We took an MLD Speedmid and a Black Diamond Betamid to Philmont. Note that you will not be strictly compling with the Philmont rules that require "fully enclosed tents." My writeup and...

In Philmont » Philmont Crew Tents
November 09, 11:48am

Connecting trekking poles
Black Diamond makes a "pole link converter" to turn two trekking poles in to a bigger tent pole. Handy, but it does leave the points exposed on both ends, so you might want to carry rubbe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Nemo Pentalite Review
November 09, 11:32am

Re: Pack demo backpacks, have people try them on and guess the weight
I love this idea. I'm telling the Patrol Leaders Council about this and I'm going to re-do my UL preso for leaders to work this way. Nothing convinces like actually wearing the pack.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Suggestions for ways to teach a ul course for scouts ?
September 26, 12:14pm

Change Troops
Find a different troop. Transferring costs $1. Really.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Help. Son doesnt like packing or hiking
September 22, 12:02am

Pumps, bleah
Pumps are heavy, a hassle, and slow. I have better things to do with my time in the backcountry than pump water. Philmont will supply you with Katahdin Micropur tablets. Those are the best avail...

In Philmont » Water Purification - Really?
September 21, 11:57pm

Many years since I've been there
My dad and I went backpacking in the Pecos for several summers when I was growing up. Thanks for the chance to revisit. I recently scanned some photos from our 1975 trip. We weighed and counted ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mistaken for Strangers
September 21, 11:48pm

Thicker mattress is good for Leave No Trace
When I switched from my Therm-a-Rest ProLite to a NeoAir, I found that I didn't need to clear out (non-sharp) sticks or rocks where I slept. This helps avoid leaving a clean spot where a camper...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Inflatable Sleeping Airmats - State of the Market Report 2011
Part 1: Important Factors When Choosing an Airmat

August 16, 12:40pm

Atom-Wate, 1950's G4?
The article on the Atom-Wate pack is interesting, because it mentions new pack designs from Europe, so they were clearly tuned in to the latest equipment. Byrd Cloth was a twill made from Egyptian ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Need references for University of Scouting dissertation
May 30, 11:53am

Bandana or Handkerchief Map
A friend of mine made river maps on bandanas for a while. Turns out it is not a new idea. Here is a map of Washington DC on a handkerchief from the late 1700's. I saw it at the Newseum in DC.

In Multiple Use Gear » Map printed on shirt?
May 30, 11:40am

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