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Subject: Re: pct-l-digest V1 #479
Date: Mon, 11 May 98 20:53:00 -0700
From: Diane Cohn <diane@seacreststables.com>
To: <pct-l@saffron.hack.net>

>My set up (when I use my bivy and the poncho) probably weights more than
>many lightweight tents, but I don't care.  I affords me the flexibility
>to sleep out in the open under the mosquitoes - I mean stars, or if need
>be, adequately protect myself from the elements.  All for less than a
>days pay.

So, speaking of mosquitos... I assume you wear some kind of nylon bug
gear with a head net. But what about wasps? I noticed a ton of wasps
buzzing around the Sierras last summer--aggressive ones that would fly
into your ear, your cooking pot, and any other nook between your shirt
and your skin. Although I'm tempted by lightweight tarps, I must say I
was glad to escape into the old tent and zip up that fabulous door. Any

And what about critters? You know, raccoons, marmots and bears? Do they
come by for a sniff or do they keep their distance?


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