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Evazote & duct tape shoe
Jack, Those look pretty cool, but I have to agree that they look like they won't hold up. I like seeing different ideas on how to do things so please keep us posted after you have used them....

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Camp shoe
June 05, 9:28am

silk liner
warmth -comfort -keeping sleepingbag clean My silk liner weighs 4.3 oz. I expect a fleece liner would weigh significantly more but it would be warmer. I'm not sure how much warmth the silk...

In GEAR » silk liner or fleece?!
June 05, 9:03am

Philmont 1st aid
We take an Adventure Medical kit that has a very similar list to the Guidebook one. Our kit was not inspected last time, the ranger just confirmed that we had one. We keep the troop kit in one pa...

In Philmont » First Aid Kit
June 05, 8:10am

Trek #13
It looks like your first resupply is at Ponil on day 4 (day 3 of your trek). It doesn't show on the map because the pickup is at one of your camps. When you resupply, they will not give y...

In Philmont » Food resupply and Chuck Wagon Meal
June 05, 7:59am

We're on the 16th floor so I do a lot of stairs. I like that a lot better than a stairmaster. Very few hills nearby so that's all the elevation work I get in.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training on a treadmill
June 04, 11:35am

Re: Philmont base layers
I think a fleece is plenty, especially if you layer it with your rain shell. I like taking a long sleeved shirt too, more for sun protection than warmth. On our last trek I used long underwe...

In Philmont » Base Layers
May 30, 10:05am

Alcohol stove at Philmont
The commissaries don't stock alcohol so you would have to carry 10 days worth of fuel. I don't see where they won't allow it though.

May 24, 8:24pm

Philmont Pocket Rockets
Dan, we tried pocket rockets with 4 qt pots and they seemed too unstable for us so we went to Wind Pro's. T minus 17 days and counting for our departure. John

In Philmont » Philmont cooking
May 22, 12:19pm

Philmont Preparation
It's always a challenge to match up schedules for shakedown events. At our initial meeting we explained that we expect participants to attend the majority of the shakedown events. If they ar...

In Philmont » Philmont Crew Prep
May 14, 2:53pm

Philmont resupply
I noticed that we resupply 3 times on the trail this trek. Hopefully they increase the number of treks that have that option. It really does help.

In Philmont » Philmont commissay
May 12, 6:17pm

All Reader Reviews by John Myers

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Zpacks Exo with external stays
I recently returned from a 10 day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch and took a ZPack Exo external frame pack. My base weight was 10 pounds but I wanted a pack that could handle the extra weight and volu...

In Backpacks - External Frame
June 26, 1:55pm