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Curtis Ware
(ware_curtis) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Kanik on 12/19/2008 10:28:55 MST Print View

We have two crews going to Kanik (cold weather adventure) at Philmont.

Any suggestions or gear list recomendations for going "light"


Edited by ware_curtis on 12/19/2008 10:29:26 MST.

Carl Zimmerman
(CarlZ993) - MLife
Kanik - Going Light on 07/19/2009 20:30:01 MDT Print View

Just found this forum on Scouts. So, the reply is about 8 mo too late.

I've been to three previous Kanik's @ Philmont. The furthest I've had to travel on my own feet is about a mile w/ gear (pulling a sled). Two times, we had big snow storms. Got evacuated from the back country on one. The other was a record December storm (closed all roads going everywhere; we had to stay an additional day & a half at base camp before we could leave for home). Once you get to camp, you stay there for several days. If you're cold-natured, be sure you have adequate insulation.

I lightened up on stuff sacks (Sea to Summit Sil-Nylon), 5 deg down bag, Stephenson tent (on two trips), Montbell Thermawrap insulating jacket, etc. Because of the short distances traveled, I didn't worry that much about trying to really lighten up my load.

Anyway, I hope you had a good time this winter. I was there also. This time, we didn't get any monster snows.