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  1. http://www2.independenttribune.com/news/2012/sep/23/17/kannapolis-boy-scout-dies-fall-stone-mountain-ar-2631907/ We will be talking about Chris tonight in our backpacking training meeting.
  2. http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/UPDATE-2-Hiker-who-was-set-on-fire-recovering-at/W_oqco4kdkq85RJMtSKWvA.cspx A hiker has been flown back to Alabama after police say two men set him on fire in Gettysburg. The crime is disturbing, two men accused of lighting the man on fire. But police say the community stepped up to help after hearing about the incident. Gettysburg Police say they still dont know who set the man on fire. It happened Thursday around 1 a.m. Police say the man from Alabama was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He was stopping in Gettysburg to get supplies.
  3. Yes and this is why you do shake down hikes it wasnt good for viruses like the micropur and its 11 oz dry and must be a pound once you get it wet. Starts off pretty fast but lots of backwashing required to keep it running.
  4. We used a platypus system 2 years ago and at Philmont and our recent 43 m trip we found the Platypus took too long to do as much water as we wanted and now just moved to all Micropur treatment. No after taste and its amazing. We pass out the tablets to the boys at the start of the hike so if we get split up they always can get pure water.
  5. Im going to go the other way...I think that reducing weight in your pack with a closed cell foam pad is key plus its awesome for being able to sit on to eat lunch or to sit on around the campfire with enough room to share a seat with a friend. If you need an inflatable the Thermarest Neo air smallest at 9 oz is a good one my son has 2 yrs on his and no leaks http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/thermarest_neoair_prolite_deluxe_le_mats.html
  6. Thanks everyone trip worked out great did a High Adventure 22 mi and a Venture Crew 10 mi had 3 days out on the trail long drive but all was great now I want to go back
  7. My son is working on the Geo Caching Merit badge and noticed that on page 71 that the snake bite treatment is incorrect. I was really proud. It says to elevate the bite site above the heart when you should really lower it. Nice Catch son.
  8. Can anyone suggest a good itinerary for Monongahela National Forest? Our troop does high (10-15 mi per day for 15 people ) and adventure (3 -5 mi/day for new guys 20 people) backpacking trips and wanted to go to WV this year. Any route suggestions ? This is for Oct 21-23rd.
  9. PERU, Ind. -- A man charged in the fatal stabbing of a 76-year-old scoutmaster during a hike in northern Indiana told a judge that he wanted nothing done in his defense. Shane Golitko, 22, of Bunker Hill, told a Miami County judge during his initial hearing Thursday that he didn't want a defense attorney and didn't want to defend himself. The Peru Tribune reported that the prosecutor asked that a public defender be appointed because of the seriousness of the charges. Golitko is charged with murder in the attack Sunday on the Nickel Plate Trail that killed Arthur Anderson, of Kokomo. Bu
  10. Reuters) - A man charged with fatally stabbing a 76-year-old Boy Scouts assistant leader in the neck as he guided children on a hike allegedly broke his mother's arm in a fight just minutes before the attack, police said. Shane Golitko, 22, was being held without bond on a murder charge in the stabbing death of Arthur Anderson Sunday afternoon on the Nickel Plate Trail in Bunker Hill, Indiana about 65 miles north of Indianapolis, state police said. Anderson, who had been involved with the Boy Scouts organization for more than 50 years, was on a five-mile hike with a Kokomo troop walk
  11. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/08/13/boy_scout_found_after_building_tree_branch_shelter/ The 12-year-old Boy Scout was scared but he still knew what to do when he got lost during a Utah wilderness outing: He built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get through a cold night and he also covered himself in dirt to stay warm. Tweet 5 people Tweeted this ShareThis Jared Ropelato's lean-to -- a crude structure the Boy Scout manual advises Scouts to build if they become lost -- kept him warm enough so he could sleep after the overnight low in Ashley National Fore
  12. thanks everyone for your concern the inhaler knocked it out Im better now.
  13. BIG ELK LAKE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Summit County Search and Rescue teams responded to reports of a dead body at Big Elk Lake above Kamas Monday night. At approximately 5:30 p.m. 54-year-old Ricky Widdison of Heber City was located deceased near the shore of Big Elk Lake by a Boy Scout troop. Summit County Deputies, U.S Forest Service Officers and Summit County Search and Rescue members were air lifeted to the remote location with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety helicopter to transport the deceased to Kamas. Det. Ron Bridge says the man's death is not suspicious,
  14. we sharpie the bag, the vestibule, the tent, and the fly. we are also thinking about putting a bear bag in each tent bag with the tent number in it also to make it easier at the cable for people to find their stuff. also we use tyvek for a ground cloth
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