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Lots of people will refuse suggested trail names, thats OK. But they can stick in spite of it, especially if something funny happened to you that others witnessed. If everyone else starts calling...

In Philosophy & Technique » 'Trail names'
July 22, 8:01pm

Id say, get the beak from my experience.

In GEAR » Does my Hexamid solo need a beak?
July 22, 6:01pm

It really depends on if its comfortable for you. Plenty of people like to wear their hipbelt lower than normal, and need longer torso due to it. Some like it a bit high, with no discernable w...

In GEAR » Does This Pack Fit?
July 21, 9:13pm

We were told that Mountain House was too expensive. Apparently they will re-bid contracts periodically, if not every year, as one might expect. Philmont is something like the 2nd or 3rd largest u...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 21, 8:23pm

We named people when I was in college the same way, and the names stuck for years. It happens in the military too. Even at work in large facilities. Anywhere a group of people spend a lot...

In Philosophy & Technique » 'Trail names'
July 21, 4:54pm

Trail names are mainly a thru hiker thing. They are used because there might be 10 Mikes on the trail, or 5 Lisas, so they can be differentiated with nicknames. The right way to get one is to hav...

In Philosophy & Technique » 'Trail names'
July 21, 7:32am

Philmont does require the use of stand off sticks now for ropes. Not sure how much this helps, It will do a different form of damage, but it still will damage the tree. The same trees are being ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 20, 7:24am

I fully agree that Philmont is good at what it is. But thats all it is. The more experienced someone is, the less they will like it. The less they will like the crew approach as well, because...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 19, 8:02pm

I dont think you get the point. Im speculating, but Id guess 90% of people at philmont have never, and will never, backpack without someone else to hold their hand. Whether its Philmont, or a sc...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 18, 7:04pm

I ordered one and sent it back, never set it up. The difficulty I had in getting the thing back into a stuff sack (slippery) convinced me that scouts would not be able to do so in the field.

In GEAR » imogene 3 golite tent
July 17, 5:52pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm