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Old 11-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #21496
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[COLOR="red"]Got the small flashlight, fits on the belt. This one: the QV7
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More than I'll need, I'm sure, but handy
Are you ready for this? The flashlight is not so much for finding your way as it is for psychological comfort when stranded... although it will help you if you need to walk in the dark. Personally, when I get stuck in a strange area after dark, I just hole up and wait until morning. I figure it's better than twisting an ankle trying to find my way out.

And Stitchawl? The WOODS? I'm in the desert mountains. Just some scrub ironwoods and a few other oversized bushes.......[/QUOTE]

We used to hike in the Angles National Forest and in the Sierras. Probably the same sort of 'high desert.' Scrub brush, creosote bushes (which REALLY burn hot and long!) the occasional Ponderosa, Sugar, or Jeffery Pine standing alone (three of their cones will burn for about 30 minutes, hot enough to boil water,) etc. Just be sure to stay out of the dry stream beds at night time... Ya never know what was going on, weather-wise, 50 miles upstream.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #21497
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Holy mindreader, batwoman.......how did you guess? No. Because I don't want to. Which is probably why I get so upset when I see others on a trail......"hey you kids! Get off my lawn!"



Got the small flashlight, fits on the belt. This one: the QV7
http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/p...89&cat=52&ap=1

More than I'll need, I'm sure, but handy. And Stitchawl? The WOODS? I'm in the desert mountains. Just some scrub ironwoods and a few other oversized bushes........however, your advice is sound and those three items go in my daypack next.....thank you.
because I KNOW these things!
it may not rain there, but you do get freezing temps at night, right?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:09 PM   #21498
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because I KNOW these things!
it may not rain there, but you do get freezing temps at night, right?

Yes, which is why I intend to follow Stitchawals advice. Also, we do have rain, and when it comes usually flash flood come along with it. You can clearly see the paths on the trails.... I know to stay clear. And I know that even what looks like shallow water can sweep you away in a heartbeat. Amazing how many people here try to cross that 'little stream' and have to be rescued......in town!!



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Are you ready for this? The flashlight is not so much for finding your way as it is for psychological comfort when stranded... although it will help you if you need to walk in the dark. Personally, when I get stuck in a strange area after dark, I just hole up and wait until morning. I figure it's better than twisting an ankle trying to find my way out.

And Stitchawl? The WOODS? I'm in the desert mountains. Just some scrub ironwoods and a few other oversized bushes.......
We used to hike in the Angles National Forest and in the Sierras. Probably the same sort of 'high desert.' Scrub brush, creosote bushes (which REALLY burn hot and long!) the occasional Ponderosa, Sugar, or Jeffery Pine standing alone (three of their cones will burn for about 30 minutes, hot enough to boil water,) etc. Just be sure to stay out of the dry stream beds at night time... Ya never know what was going on, weather-wise, 50 miles upstream.

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Creosote and scrub brush, yes, but not a single Ponderosa, Sugar or Jeffrey or any other kind of pine in the White Tanks.......course, I haven't gotten to the top........yet.........
The only time you'll see me there after dark is with a Ranger guided group, or if I've really screwed up......then at least the flashlight will let me see whats about to eat me!!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:25 AM   #21499
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DGma, I am so glad to hear from you again, and to hear that you are getting out and about in a safe and sensible manner. You mentioned that your phone takes pictures, so please figure out how to post some of them here. It's been forty-plus years since I was down Arizona way and drove the Apache Trail. I'd love to have my memory refreshed.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:48 AM   #21500
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Seriously, get a head lamp. It allows you to light your path and have both hands free. Or have light on whatever it is you need while having both hands free. Say, if you fall and hurt yourself and need both hands to treat the wound and night is falling. You can get headlamps at LL Bean, Rei, and every other outdoors store.

If you want to be really anal, you can get a steripen. They use UV light to purify water and are the size of a pen. Light weight, easy water filtration.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:22 AM   #21501
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If you want to be really anal, you can get a steripen. They use UV light to purify water and are the size of a pen. Light weight, easy water filtration.
How about a 15nm filter in a water bottle. It removes at least 99.9999% bacteria and at least 99.99% viruses, also (of course) any larger pathogens.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:23 AM   #21502
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DGma, I am so glad to hear from you again, and to hear that you are getting out and about in a safe and sensible manner. You mentioned that your phone takes pictures, so please figure out how to post some of them here. It's been forty-plus years since I was down Arizona way and drove the Apache Trail. I'd love to have my memory refreshed.

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You wouldn't recognize the place. The scenery up in the White Tanks is why I go.....in part. Will try to find the appropritate thread to post pics.....

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Seriously, get a head lamp. It allows you to light your path and have both hands free. Or have light on whatever it is you need while having both hands free. Say, if you fall and hurt yourself and need both hands to treat the wound and night is falling. You can get headlamps at LL Bean, Rei, and every other outdoors store.

If you want to be really anal, you can get a steripen. They use UV light to purify water and are the size of a pen. Light weight, easy water filtration.
Gotcha. Thanks PC............
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:57 AM   #21503
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Steri Pen is smaller so it is a nice addition to a survival pack for day hikes. And it is alot less expensive. Damn those bottles are expensive.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:09 AM   #21504
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Ditto on the head lamp suggestion! Since the light always points in the direction you're walking (assuming you put it on correctly ) - it's a lot less tiring than having to hold your hand/arm up and keep it steady - if you have a long ways to walk. Or if you're carrying something ... or using a crutch.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #21505
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #21506
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I'd like to rant about how December 21 is supposed to be the end of the world. Why do they try and keep our hopes up with an end of the world spiel when they know very well it won't happen. Very disappointing !
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #21507
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The WOODS? I'm in the desert mountains. Just some scrub ironwoods and a few other oversized bushes........however, your advice is sound and those three items go in my daypack next.....thank you.
You don't need trees to be in the woods, just as you don't need small pieces of wood to be in the sticks.
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Ha! My wife finds it easier to phone me when dinner's ready—and I'm in the bedroom on the computer!
When we moved to northern Thailand from Japan, we moved into 'Tara.' At least, that's what I called it. After the teeny tiny little Japanese apartments, we decided to rent what I would call an estate... Three bedrooms, each larger than our entire apartment in Japan. Living room large enough to play half court basket ball, dinning room that could seat 20, a kitchen as large as the bedrooms... two and a half floors, three verandas, etc., etc., etc. ($400 USD a month including the live-in housekeeper and gardener.) We had to install an intercom system so we could locate each other!!!

After 6 months, we moved out, back into a nice cozy condo... Much nicer.


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