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Doug Prosser Answers a Question on Footware and Wet Environments

Prosser was recently emailed about uncertainty in relation to varying opinions on the subject of heavy, water-proof, footwear vs. lighter quick-drying footwear. Hello Mr. Prosser, Your 4/19/2006 article in “Backpacking Light” on backpacking gear for Philmont is wonderfully detailed, and I’m sure has been and will continue to be a great benefit to Philmont campers, […]

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Kirk Swann learns lesson at Philmont

Hey Guys, I’ve been meaning to send you these shots for a while now. I helped take a group of Scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch this past summer and loved my GG poles. Stout and super light. I bought a MP+ before the trip but got guilted into taking my big Kelty by a leader […]

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Pack Makeover – Boy Scout Clinic – Part 2

Gossamer Gear recently participated in a clinic to help spread the lightweight  gospel at our local Boy Scout Chapter.  At this clinic, our own illustrious Grant Sible led a pack makeover.  This is part two of a two part video featuring him showing how one can reduce weight by merely leaving unneeded stuff behind.   […]

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Pack Makeover – Boy Scout Clinic – Part 1

Gossamer Gear recently participated in a clinic to help spread the lightweight gospel at our local Boy Scout Chapter.  At this clinic, our own illustrious Grant Sible led a pack makeover.  This is part one of a two part video featuring him showing how one can reduce weight by merely leaving unneeded stuff behind.   […]

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Jeff McHenry finishes 87 miles at Philmont

Hello Glen, Attached is a photo of me at the end of an 87 mile hike at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. I am sporting my G4 which served me very well – providing the capacity and comfort  to handle the bulk of Philmont’s food at our resupplies, and scale down nice and light […]

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Mike and Troop 1128 in Virginia

Hi to all, Attached is a picture from our Troop 1128, Vienna VA high adventure trip to the Wind River Range, WY this past August. 10 scouts and 5 advisors took the two week trip starting with two days of day canyon hiking in the Tetons to acclimate, then 12 days in the Bridger Wilderness […]

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