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Re: [John Muir Trail] Question for Women hikers

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  • Derek Peters
    This is the only plus I ve every found of having to carry those bear canisters. I use it as my clothes washing tub as well. You can carry enough water to do
    Message 1 of 23 , Jul 30 9:20 PM
      This is the only plus I've every found of having to carry those bear canisters. I use it as my clothes washing tub as well. You can carry enough water to do most of you stuff and then dump the soapy water far from any water source and fetch one more canister of fresh water for a rinse.

      Derek



      --- On Tue, 7/15/08, thomas taylor <tgtaylor7@...> wrote:

      > From: thomas taylor <tgtaylor7@...>
      > Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Question for Women hikers
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 9:17 PM
      > Kevin,
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      > I'm not a woman but a few years ago I camped for the
      > night at the High Sierra Vogelsang campground while heading
      > south.  Two young girls in their late teens, pretty as
      > flowers, asked me "how do you keep clean in the
      > wilderness?" 
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      > "Do you have bear cans," I asked.
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      >  "Yes,' they replied. 
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      > "Well then just fill up the cans with water from
      > the stream and put in in the sun for about 45 minutes
      > until it it becomes warm enough for your skin.  Then use
      > it as a shower and do the hair last to be sure that you
      > have enough water."
      >  
      > A couple of hours later they stopped by the tent, smiling,
      > all fresh and clean, and pretty as flowers.  They knew
      > now how to keep clean in the wilderness.
      >  
      > BTW, what was the smoke conditions on the trail?
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      > Best regards,
      >
      > Thomas
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      > --- On Tue, 7/15/08, Kevin Aston
      > <kevin@...> wrote:
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      > From: Kevin Aston <kevin@...>
      > Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Question for Women hikers
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 8:50 PM
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      > I just got back and my 17 year old had her hair in cornrows
      > for the trip. Said it was the easiest hair she had ever
      > taken care of on a trip, but she pulled them out as soon as
      > we hit the hotel, saying they itched.
      > Kevin
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      > mbeilfuss <mbeilfuss@yahoo. com> wrote: This is maybe
      > an odd question but I'll ask anyway. What do the women
      > hikers out there do to wash your hair on the trail? I am
      > considering
      > cutting it short to make this easier but would rather not.
      > Any thoughts?
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