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Backpacking Lighter at Philmont

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Going lightweight at Philmont presents challenges in terms of cooking, bear protection, and group camping. Learn from experienced Philmont scouts about the benefits of going light for high adventure in a scouting context.

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  • 1. Backpacking Lighter at Philmont Feb 25, 2012 Capitol Area Council Austin, TX

2. Backpacking Lighter at Philmont

  • Pat Rabun
  • Sam Francis

3. Backpacking Lighter at Philmont

  • Pinnacle of Scout hiking and backpacking

4. Why Go Light At Philmont?

  • Mo Fun
  • Mo Safe
  • Mo Program
  • Mo Better

5. Limitations

  • Weight/Volume of food
  • Tents no Tarps
  • Crew gear
  • Bear Procedures

6. Base Pack Weight < 15 lbs

  • The Big Three
    • Pack
    • Sleep System
    • Tent

7. Pack: Light but High Volume 8. Sleep System -Bag 9. Sleep System Sleeping Pad 10. Tents 11. Other Stuff to Consider

  • Clothing
  • Hydration
  • Miscellaneous

12. More Other Stuff 13. Crew Gear 14. Crew Gear 15. Pots and Stoves 16. Bear Baggin 17. Questions? 18. Reflections 19. Better Than Gold

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