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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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BPL WT1 DSW 2008 Doug Prosser
These are my pictures from the 2008 WT1 DSW course in Utah Coyote Gulch alt="Don Wilson on the trail"height="413" src="/backpackinglight/user_uploads/

In Photo Gallery » BPL WT1 DSW 2008 Doug Prosser
October 26, 10:49am

Meeting of Lightweight Backpackers
I live in Camarillo & work in Woodland Hills. Anyone out there interested in getting together?? Doug Prosser

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Los Angeles area meetup?
October 20, 10:02pm

Off to another trek at Philmont
I'm off tomorrow AM for another Philmont trek. When I canme off trail last year my pack was 16 lbs. My pack this time without food & fuel is 7.5 lbs. Our crew is using extremely light gr...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
August 02, 12:26am

Leaving for Philmont tommorrow AM
I am off for Philmont. I am enrolled in the Trekking 1 course here at (Desert Southwest)so I have attempted to push my pack weight as light as I could with the help of Don Wilson & the...

In Philmont » LIghtweight Philmont Experince
August 02, 12:09am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Joining 2 trekking poles together
One of the pictures for the MLD Spinntex MID shows how to tie the poles together.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » A Forum for Scouts and Scouters
July 04, 12:43am

Another Idea on Rain Gear for Philmont:
I have tried Frogg Toggs, Dri-ducks, and last year Patagonia Spraymaster top & bottoms. The Patagonia worked the best but cost & weighed the most. This year something new. Mountain Hardw...

In Philmont » LIghtweight Philmont Experince
July 02, 10:50pm

Re: Some ideas
Yes. We always get rid of the Gatorade out of our food. I think our tarp is either 8X10 or 10X12 but we use our trekking poles to set it up. Philmont usually does not want you to tie off to tr...

In Philmont » LIghtweight Philmont Experince
July 02, 10:36pm

Re: Re: Joining 2 trekking poles together
Yes I was talking about the Black Diamond connector. It worked well. What will be interesting this trek is I'm using Mountain Laural Designs Sinntex MID with BPL Trek Poles that are not adju...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » A Forum for Scouts and Scouters
July 02, 10:19pm

Spreading the Word in the Boy Scouts
I have been trying to change the local Scouting groups in our area to really think lightweight especially with newer small boys and old overweight out of shape old farts. The old farts are resista...

In Philosophy & Technique » Are You Spreading the UL Gospel?
July 02, 10:06pm

Re: Re: Check with Philmont - Isopropane is available
How about taking a Bushbuddy stove as a back-up in case the canisters are not available?

May 20, 10:53pm

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