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Quilt viewing opportunity
Adam, depending upon where you are in Alabama, there is a great opportunity this weekend to view some quilts. The 2nd Annual Heart of Dixie Hang will be taking place near Cheaha. There will be se...

In GEAR » question about quilts
October 19, 9:39am

Clothing recomendations
I am working with a scout group, and will be doing a presentation on Lighweight Gear. The one area I am most lacking in knowledge and experience is clothing. Can some of you post some clothing ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Clothing recomendations
October 17, 2:09pm

Thank you all for your replies. I want to put keep this as a "food" discussion, but I want to off a brief description of how and why I am pursuing this. I am considering alternatives at...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Weight: FBC vs manufactured meals
October 17, 7:58am

Weight: FBC vs manufactured meals
So, I didn't quite follow that. Was it a "Yes" self prepared meals are lighter, or "No" they are the same? Looking at options for a small scout group who I am training t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Weight: FBC vs manufactured meals
October 14, 3:25pm

Seeking New Resources
Doug, I will be doing lightweight Philmont presentations to 5 different crews (in 2 sittings). You suggested that you were working on a Power Point presentation. Have you put this together, and a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
October 14, 10:40am

Next Pillow?
I also have a the Thermarest pillow; mine weighs in at 7.7 oz. I do like this pillow, because it provides good insulation to my head and neck in my hammock, and it is comfortable. But for backpack...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you use for a pillow?
October 14, 7:56am

Weight: FBC vs manufactured meals
Is there any weight savings to mixing/packing your own FBC meals vs purchasing the "standard" Mountain House, etc meals? Just curious and looking at a few options....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Weight: FBC vs manufactured meals
October 11, 3:12pm

Educating Philmont and Troop scouts
We have 1/2 Philmont contingent getting ready for this summer, and I am working to inform them of UL backpacking. We are part of a 3 crew contingent and I have been asked to present UL to the whol...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Suggestions for ways to teach a ul course for scouts ?
October 11, 7:34am

Advanced Ranger shakedown
The daugher of one of my closest scouting friends has served on Philmont staff the past 3 years, in many different capacities, including Ranger. She has agreed to meet with our 3 contingent crews ...

In Philmont » Advanced Ranger shakedown
October 08, 8:12am

Re: dont know
Thanks, I will continue to look into that. Probably won't go with alcohol, but it is nice to know it might be possible. There are advantages and disadvantages to alcohol stoves. The Vargo ...

In Philmont » alcohol stoves at philmont?
October 08, 8:05am

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