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35 forum posts
joined Jun 9, 2009

I am a: 71-year-old male backpacker
Location: Stockton, CA
Occupation: semi-retired


Knot Tying Nut!
I teach knotting to Scouts.
I can tie all the Scouting Rank required knots behind my back.


Height6 ft. 1 in.

PHILMONT Scout Ranch, Boy Scouting, The music of Philmont, Backpacking, Camping, Scouting History and Conservative Politics.

I completed my third 11 day 60+ mile backpack at Philmont, July 2009.
Philmont Staff 2011.

Our Boy Scout Troop likes to backpack Yosemite and Desolation Wilderness,
We have taken new Scouts on NIGHT backpacks to Bear Lake.

Music: PHILMONT PhilSongs Songbook WEBSITE:  The songs listed in the Philmont Songbooks contain ALL the lyrics from the CD’s produced for the Philmont Scout Ranch.

Philsongs-Remembered Days
A Philmont Collection by Rod Taylor
The Tobasco Donkeys – Sawin' on the Strings
Rod Taylor – Ridin' Down the Canyon
Live From the Tooth - Philsongs II
The Rifters
The D.O.T.B. - The Tennessee Boys
NEW Tobasco Donkeys CD - 'The Yarn Sessions'

PRINT YOUR OWN PHILMONT SONGBOOKS! All down-loadable song lyrics are found on the 'Lyrics Download' page and nicely formatted for printing. Go ahead and download a copy of any of the songbooks and print them out for your self.

On the 'Scouting Fun Page':  You will find many backpacking and "Bear Bagging" documents there.
These are goodies... that I have either Created, Made Major Improvements To...
or Completely Misappropriated.

Webmaster for: Central Valley Hiking and Backpacking Group
Located in Stockton, CA


Gear Reviews (2)

user rating: 5 of 5 Wild Ideas Bearikade Weekender 1/04/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 SteriPEN Classic UV Water Purifier 6/10/2009

Forum Posts

The Year of Essential Outdoor Gear January 22, 2016
What era was this compass made? January 17, 2016
Useable Floor Space in Tents March 5, 2015
SteriPen's Ultra UV Water Purifier is All Smiles February 6, 2013
Central Valley Hiking and Backpacking Group, Stockton CA May 15, 2011
Leave No Trace -- Overkill? February 15, 2011
"Lettuce" hikers know and follow outdoor rules September 13, 2010
Campsuds and "Leave No Trace" August 10, 2010
Google Earth 5.2 adds data for the outdoors set June 30, 2010
Gravity Filters and SteriPens? July 26, 2010
Poll: Ever been to Philmont Scout Ranch? February 15, 2010
compasses November 23, 2009
What stove to bring snowshoeing?? January 8, 2010
Light, 3-Season Sleeping Bag for a Big Guy? January 14, 2010
Amusing Sign October 25, 2009
You know you're a backpacker when... April 15, 2009
Highest Summit October 16, 2009
Hiking and Camping Safely in Bear Country October 19, 2009
Book Review: "NOLS Bear Essentials: Hiking and Camping in Bear Country" October 7, 2009
Backpacking with a Grade-Schooler July 4, 2009