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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

FREEZER BAGS, TURKEY BAGS AND THE YUM-YUM BAG...
We used 10 turkey bags to rehydrate/cook our meals during our trek this summer. We used maybe two or three of the "yum yum" bags (day two and three with our ranger). The extras were use...

In Philmont » freezer bag cooking
August 08, 3:39pm

PACK WEIGHT AND LESSONS LEARNED...
Tony- Just my two cents and perspectives but I entered a bunch of our lessons learned on gear, itineraries, food, etc. on this site dated July 10 under "PHILMONT LESSONS"... Hope this he...

In Philmont » Food Weight?
July 31, 10:13am

TOTAL GEAR WEIGHT...
Tony- Our crew usually had about 2.5 pounds of food per day and another 2.5 pounds of crew gear...

In Philmont » Food Weight?
July 30, 9:04am

TRAIL RUNNERS...
Bill- I encourage you to be very vigilant when you talk to the crew about using trail runners in place of boots. Specifically, I've heard stories of boys hearing "trail running shoes"...

In Philmont » A couple questions on Phlmont (tents, gaiters, boots).
July 23, 11:45am

WATER BOTTLES, FIRE RINGS AND BEAR BAGGING...
In our crew of 12, we had a combination of used Aquafina, Gatorade, Nalgene, Camelbak bladders and Platypus bottles. The guidance from our ranger was, as previously stated, any bottle that has pre...

In Philmont » Nalgene vs BYOB (and Bears)
July 23, 11:21am

PHILMONT LESSONS... DUST AND WIND...
I can't say if tarp tents or floorless shelters would be authorized as we did not "press to test" this issue. I suspect that it will likely be up to your specific Ranger. My impress...

In Philmont » PHILMONT LESSONS...
July 10, 4:09pm

TRAIL MEDS...
Mike- REI (as well as many outdoor stores) sell small ziplocs (2x4 or 3x5). This is what I used for my Vitamin M and other meds on the trail...

In Philmont » medicine
July 09, 2:08pm

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