18176Re: [Hammock Camping] Water in the Southeast
- Oct 22, 2007like Marta said, carry more water containers for one thing.
also, a person may want to choose a pack that can carry a little more weight comfortably so they can carry water when they need to with out killing their back & shoulders.
and a person would do well to know how to find water in places other than the most obvious places.
i have found trickles of water in low places that form off the trail (beginning of a gully) where the there is a lot of green, like rhodoendrons. it would appear as a trickle in places, then disappear beneath the leaves & into the ground.
i used a dry, curled rhodo leaf as a straw to get the slow moving water into my cook pot. then i used the water filter to pump it into the water bladder.
another time up on a long dry ridge, we stopped at a seep (water dripping from mossy rocks) & i spread a trash bag on the ground to collect the drips. it didn't take long until i had enough to fill my water bladder & those of two friends.
but even those opportunities aren't always available, so it's best to think ahead & drink up when you can. "Hydrate or die!"... or at least suffer<g>. ...tim
Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:
Any advice on trails in the SE for 50 to 100 mile backpacking trips in
this current drought?
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