Re: [John Muir Trail] Entering Manic Mode
--- On Sun, 8/1/10, Ann Pfeil <AlohAnn@...> wrote:
1. Inflatable air mattress or closed cell foam pad (i.e RidgeRest, ZRest)
2. If an inflatable, which? If closed cell, which?
3. Silk bag liner? (Taking Western Mountaineer Ultralight (15*))
I second what Judy says about hand sanitizer. Having not read all the responses I am sure I will be repeating what others have said, but here goes anyways. From personal experience, cleanliness is your best defense against any intestinal ailment. Having deployed to the mideast, I am proud to say that my squad was the only squad out of my company that wasn't hit by stomach ailments. I attribute that to my being a tyrant about washing hands after taking care of "business", ensuring that my guys didn't just pee anywhere and that everything was covered up, away from water points and away from where people would normally go. Always washing before eating. Seems overly simple, but it worked for me.
--- On Mon, 8/9/10, heartfire144 <heartfire@...> wrote:
From: heartfire144 <heartfire@...>
Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] What to do for diarrhea?
Date: Monday, August 9, 2010, 10:06 AM
You DO NOT NEED to use hand sanitizer. Soap and water is much better for cleaning your hands, using both is way overkill. soap and water CLEANS your hands, hand sanitizer does not.