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[pct-l] final questions
- Subject: [pct-l] final questions
- From: StoneDancer1 at aol.com (StoneDancer1@xxxxxxx)
- Date: Fri Aug 15 21:54:04 2003
1. Great idea, this "au natural" thing. Take along a bottle of REI Bug
Juice...100% DEET. You can always make the decision between au natural and
insanity and/or death by bugs when the time comes.
2. Hiking in sneakers is the smartest move I ever made in walking gear. I
use NB 804s currently and threw away my boots. This year I put 650 miles on
the PCT from Jack Fair's house to Truckee. Not a single blister. Went through
miles and miles of snow in the High Sierra in mid June. Climbed Matterhorn
Peak over talus, scree, and moderate angle granite. They were not too useful on
ice. I use shoes that are extra wide and at least 2 sizes larger than my
street shoes.... My pack was never over 30# and mostly under 20#.
3. I used Iodine and neutralizer in the desert and a Pur Hiker in the
Sierra, tho I drank the water in the Sierra more often than I filtered it.