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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.
CityPalo Alto
StateCA
CountryUSA
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Alcohol Stoves
Homemade stoves are prohibited, which includes homemade can stoves. Alcohol is "not recommended" as a fuel, but it is not prohibited. So, a commercial alcohol stove is allowed by th...

In Philmont » Autumn Adventure - Philmont re-supply questions
May 29, 10:29pm

Bill Hillcourt "Atom-Wate" pack
Here is the pack, from Boys Life, March 1954. It is made with two yards of lightweight cotton, he recommends "airplane cloth, Byrd Cloth, Aberlite, or the like." Not sure how much that we...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Need references for University of Scouting dissertation
May 29, 10:09pm

University of Scouting lightweight preso
Tim, I'd like to see your presentation. Here is the current version of the one I've given for the past two years at our U. of Scouting: http://wunderwood.org/Lightweight%20Course/Lightwe...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Need references for University of Scouting dissertation
May 29, 9:37pm

Clothes for five nights
Wash socks, underwear, and your body on a regular basis. Daily is good. Otherwise, you risk crotch rot. A handy and lightweight wash basin can be cut from a milk jug. They are useful for other t...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Keeping it light for 5 night trek -- advice
May 29, 4:25pm

Alcohol Stoves
The Guide to Safe Scouting forbids homemade stoves, so you can't use a Super Cat stove. Too bad, because those are Thrifty, but rules are rules, and the GSS is a really good set of rules. Es...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Suggestions for ways to teach a ul course for scouts ?
May 29, 4:17pm

Teaching lightweight to Scouts, Scouters, and parents
"Lighten Up!" is amazingly good for getting lighter. I steal from that all the time, and I learn something new every time I read it. I just requested that our local public library add tha...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Suggestions for ways to teach a ul course for scouts ?
May 29, 4:14pm

BSA Switchback pants
Have you tried the BSA Switchback pants? They are Supplex nylon zipoffs. I'm not that fond of zipoffs, but I've been wearing them for the past few years on outings and they are holding up f...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » UL pants close to official BSA color?
May 29, 3:06pm

Jazzing up Philmont food
I brought a good selection of prebagged spice portions (see: http://www.tspspices.com/) and our cooks used a lot of them. We also picked up spare food from the swap boxes. You can add the corn to a...

In Philmont » Philmont Trek Experience
May 27, 11:20pm

Philmont Bear Rules
Philmont has detailed and effective bear rules. They have more bears per square mile than most wild places and fewer incidents. Philmont is the only place where I have seen a bear on the trail, and...

In Philmont » Bear Protocol for Sleeping
May 27, 10:40pm

Water and dry camps at Philmont
We went had itinerary #4, with a night on Mt. Phillips, approaching from the south (Crooked Creek) and ending up at Cypher's Mine. That is a long, dry two days. There is no water until very ...

In Philmont » water system
May 27, 10:21pm

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