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Re: Rope Question
Hi Ellyn, The 150' of rope that Philmont requests that you bring is bear rope used to hang your crew's bear bags. Philmont has cables strung up at each camp site to throw the rope over...

In Philmont » Rope Question
July 09, 11:14pm

Re: Philmont Innovations website
>The Philmont Links at your website of your awesome projects aren't working currently Hi Mark, Thanks for the offer. My web provider said that their servers are "down for mainten...

In Make Your Own Gear » how to make a 'polycro' tube tent
May 03, 8:42pm

Re: chair-e-it
Hi Scott, The web site is down for a few days for maintenance. The overview article Chair-e-it.pdf, pictures, and the three documents describing the construction will be back up soon. If you...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
May 03, 8:28pm

Re: how to make a 'polycro' tube tent
> Let me know what you think. Hi Matt, Nice work. A few tips to consider besides the ventalation issues already brought up. 1. Velcro and noseeum are mortal enemies. The hook side ...

In Make Your Own Gear » how to make a 'polycro' tube tent
May 02, 8:02pm

Re: Water Purification - Really?
Hi Scott, Remember Philmont is an active cattle ranch. Yes, at Philmont unless the water is explicitly declared potable (true in many of the staffed camps) You should filter or use tablets ...

In Philmont » Water Purification - Really?
April 12, 5:11pm

Re: Haven Changes
> Now I'm curious as to the new dimensions compared to the old dimensions. > I can see trade-offs either way. Hi Ross, The 2010 Haven Tarp is 110" long. The 2011 Haven is 11...

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
April 06, 3:51pm

Re: Using a AMK Emergency blanket as tarp?
> Has anyone tried this with any success? > If even I could make this work for a handful of nights > I think it'd be worth it for me. > > I'd love to hear your input! ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using a AMK Emergency blanket as tarp?
March 10, 4:16pm

Re: Philmont Redux: A Returning Scouter’s Report
Nice article Tom. I think it will be quite useful to other crews contemplating their Philmont gear lists. >Interestingly, Philmont will not let Scouts sleep under > this or any other tar...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Redux: A Returning Scouter’s Report
October 19, 6:07pm

Re: Tie-outs using Strapping tape
> You didn't have as much issue with tieouts made with just 8959 or did you not try that? Hi Mike, I used the 2120 (transparent duct) tape for the tie-outs on the tent I took to Philmo...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
September 24, 1:48pm

Re: Strapping tape
> I bet normal strapping tape (covered in 2120) would be just as good (and cheaper) than 8959. I don't see any need for the bi-directional strength. Hi Michael, Thanks for the exposure...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
September 23, 7:15am

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