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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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Question I received
I have had a number of emails concerning Philmont questioning the Keva, Betamid tents. They never had any issues with these tents. In 2007 The Scotmaster & myself will be using a Metamid whic...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
May 31, 10:29pm

Re: Hiking Boots
Hiking boots are not required. I agree with you that I feel that trail runners are better than boots for most of the hiking scouts will do. The scouts and leaders need to get out and walk a lot o...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
November 12, 11:07pm

BSA & Philmont rules
I think I have to agree with the earlier comment that the BSA is very conservative & most likely feel that tarp camping has more risks in bad weather and to do it safely requires a more advanced ba...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
April 20, 7:39pm

Eastcoast scouters
If any east coast scouters would like to work on an addendum to this article that focuses on the your particular issues please contact me off-line at I grew up in Pennsylvan...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
June 10, 8:49am

Qone additional Advantage to tarps
One additional advantage to tarps with Boy Scouts is that with a glance I can see exactly where everyone is and exactly what they are doing. This is really important at this age group for me as an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
June 10, 8:34am

Bug protection w/ tarps
I recently have been using one of the Bozeman Mountain Works Vapor Bivy Sack (Pertex Quantum)while my son has been using an A-16 Bug bivy. Froogle had the Bug Bivy cheapest $33.95 at ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
June 09, 8:27pm

Dana Terraplane Available
Contact Doug @ Medium Red, great shape. 805-987-2407

In Gear Swap » WTB: dana design
June 04, 4:59pm

Who trained the retail sales people?
I would say that most of these retail sales people got their start with the Boy Scouts. This group (BSA) is very slow to change but can respond to new ideas with change, example Leave-No-Trace(LNT...

In Editor's Roundtable » Outdoor Specialty Retailers
August 18, 5:18pm

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