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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

SIngle scout tent
Donald, that should not be a problem. They do allow a single scout in a tent in the case of odd numbered crews.

In Philmont » Philmont Crew Tents
April 10, 12:22pm

Trail Peak
David, I agree, Trail Peak is worth the trip. But I think #8 hikes Trail Peak to their next camp so they will go there anyway.

In Philmont » We got our itinerary FIRST CHOICE!!!
April 03, 9:00pm

Re: Us too
608-S is going on #16. North country, 3 resupply points, no dry camps, Baldy and a section of the Valle Vidal. Good selection of activities including black powder rifles and cowboy action shooti...

In Philmont » We got our itinerary FIRST CHOICE!!!
April 03, 2:53pm

Re: Re: Freezer Bag Cooking
We bought several of each, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yes, each meal serves 2 people. Each 2 person meal comes in a single plastic bag. I have a trail meal spreadsheet that shows every 2011 ...

In Philmont » Philmont cooking
February 17, 12:34pm

Re: 295
I've used the 295's for a while and just got another pair to replace the pair that wore out. I went from Vasque lightweight boots to the Inov8's and I think it was one of the best gear ...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Shoe Choices and Favorites?
February 17, 12:21pm

Re: Garmin Etrex Vista HCx
+1 One of my favorite features is that one that allows you to download and print your trip map and elevation profile. Decent screen, easy to use and reasonably light.

In GEAR » Garmin Etrex Vista HCx
February 16, 9:00am

Re: Philmont rocky trails
Good photos and shows the reality of some of the trails there. But the question still remains, is it better to hike those trails in boots or trail runners? I took boots last time but am using...

In Philmont » A couple questions on Phlmont (tents, gaiters, boots).
February 15, 1:39pm

Re: CT Topo Map Book
I found it useful, both for planning and during the hike. And +1 for the other resources Mags mentions.

In GEAR » CT Topo Map Book
February 10, 11:51am

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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