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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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Re: Cable based Improved Bear Bagging
This discription at first was complicated but the more I looked at it, this seems to be a really sweet way to hang the bear bags with little effort. There were a few times in the past I did n...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 18, 10:04pm

Re: Re: Light Bear Ropes
How embarrassing. :-)) Yes. 7/64 in (2.5mm) This is what I get for doing this in between work emails. You can guess which I like better.

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 15, 9:29pm

Re: Re: Light Bear Ropes
The Sampson Company has a dealer locator. http://www.samsonrope.com/index.cfm?page=23 This is the specs on the Amsteel-Blue rope. http://www.samsonrope.com/index.cfm?rope=192 You can see th...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 15, 8:41pm

Re: Clarification on Bear Ropes
I sent Paul Mergens an email to see if he can post all the specifics on the ropes. Philmont is not going to these lighter ropes but it appears they will allow there use. From what I can recall fr...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 15, 9:22am

Re: Re: Short update...
The Bear stuff sacks: Philmont used a weaved nylon sandbag. We may either purchase our own or look for options. Mountain Laurel Designs had a really nice one but a bit pricey for everyone in the ...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 10:11pm

Re: Re: Philmont Checklist
Looks like a good general light gear list. Watch the weight on the sleeping bag (~2lbs), pack (<2lbs, rain gear, & group gear (tents, pots, stoves, etc.)

In Philmont » Philmont Checklist
May 14, 9:35pm

Solo Tents
Almost all of the rangrs are using solo tents. As long as they are located around the other tents there should not be a problem.

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 9:23pm

Short update on my Philmont Article
I have been meaning to write an update of my Philmont article but I have never finished it so I'll include some of the main points here plus answer some questions I have heard. I was at Philmo...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 9:17pm

Re: Bag Cooking
You wrote: Now all we need to do is convince the Ranger that we don’t need to carry the yum-yum Frisbee Guess what you do not have to use the Yum-Yum frisbee & spactula. Last year we chan...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 8:26pm

What is the University of Scouting???
What is the University of Scouting??? Doug Prosser dougprosser@verizon.net

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
October 15, 10:09pm

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