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Re:: Lightweight wire stakes
Hi Don, The wire stakes worked fine in the ground at Philmont. When the wire goes in a certain depth and stops, try rotating the stake back and forth while pushing down. This will often allow th...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
April 20, 11:58am

Re: Bear Bagging
Here is the link to Al's Philmont Innovations page enjoy Al

In Philmont » Philmont Bear ropes
April 09, 9:07pm

Re: Stratospire 2 vs Haven Nettent
Hi Yang, Henry and Ron both build build great tents. I don't think you will go wrong with either one. Couple of differences. The doors on the Stratospire 2 are offset from each othe...

In GEAR » Stratospire 2 vs Haven Nettent
April 01, 5:00pm

Re: SMD Haven setup option
>George, what's the advantage of running the guylines out the vent instead of under the vestibule on the Haven? Hi Scott, While the Haven works fine with the guylines under the vestibu...

In GEAR » Looking for a 2-person shelter for the CDT
April 01, 4:38pm

Re: Haven Storm Experience
A couple comments to add to Steve's on the SMD Haven. The 2011 redesign eliminated the splash issue in the earlier model. There are also extra guy-outs on the 2011 model. As a test of the 20...

In GEAR » Looking for a 2-person shelter for the CDT
March 30, 7:13pm

Moved from shoulder straps to hip belt
I tried carrying my liter water bottles on my shoulder straps, but found it hurt my shoulders having that much weight pulling down on the front of the shoulder straps. While I found the location v...

In GEAR » Keeping water bottles on your shoulder straps
February 10, 6:41pm

Re: best pack towel?
> What is the best lightweight packtowel you've used? > -- Weight > -- Absorbability > -- Softness on skin > -- Drying time Hi Amy, I actually did a study on this. Inc...

In GEAR » best pack towel?
February 02, 6:24pm

Re: Which Camps/Programs did you enjoy the most?
Hi Mark, When our crew went in 2009, the boys really enjoyed Cyphers mine tour and gold panning, Fish camp, and spar pole climbing. They had fun at all the staffed camps. I point out the th...

In Philmont » Which Camps/Programs did you enjoy the most?
January 12, 5:03pm

Re: Lawson Kline
Hi James, Lawson may just be enjoying the outdoors for a few days. He has been responsive to this email: While you wait for a response, you may want to read some L...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 30, 4:15pm

Re: 9x9 tarp
> George, who made your tarp? What type of cuben was used? > What's the overall weight without guylines? Hi James, I bought my 9'x9' flat tarp from Lawson Klein. It is al...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 25, 4:10pm

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