RE: [John Muir Trail] Does cold water and dish detergent kill giardia?
- As suggested you can find small ones used for various purposes in stores--eye drops etc. But then you have to buy the contents. I've purchased them at US Plastics . 3cc, 6cc and 10cc. They have other sizes. They are cheap, the shipping isn't but I buy enough to spread that cost. Other sources
Mountain Laurel Designs
I recommend getting a plastic syringe to make filling them easier.
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 16:56:31 -0700
Subject: RE: [John Muir Trail] Does cold water and dish detergent kill giardia?
Do you just put it in a 10cc bottle - wait - where do you get a 10cc bottle? I can buy a case on line but one?
- Thanks for the ultralite gear links Don. I hadn't seen 2 of those sites before.
+1 for shoulder strap pouches. Just my preference...but I don't like the feel of extra stuff at my waist or in pockets, and up high keeps paper/electronics out of streams. I have a map pouch on one side and a camera pouch on the other. Self made for the sake of a snug fit and cause I wanted quick/easy velcro closures. Mine are cuben, but could be made out of anything. Easy to make, (though my sewing does look like something from a 5th grade class project).
--- Don Amundson <amrowinc@...> wrote:
I just finished printing reduced size copies of the Harrison JMT maps. I normally print the pages out at 75% of their original size then trim the blank areas off. Makes for a smaller package but may be a problem if you have any "eye" issues. I just slip them in my pants pocket. I have used the blank backs of the pages for journal entries. If you don't have room in your pants or hip belts there are many shoulder strap pouch options and also fanny packs. Why did you dump your extra carry bag? Just from the sound of it I suspect the reason but curiosity... Some sources:
Shoulder pouch 2
Shoulder pouch 3
Shoulder pouch 4
Shoulder pouch 5
And finally a bag with room for everything and at sub 3oz.
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2013 16:59:52 -0700
Subject: [John Muir Trail] Map carrying "case".
So I bought the ULA Catalyst pack and dumped an extra carry bag that went over my pack and hung on my chest for maps, shades, trail food, camera, etc. My Catalyst has just enough space for everything (I hope) in the waist belt pockets except the maps which I use constantly. On this trip it is cross country so map use will be even more intense. What do people use to carry their current maps for immediate access. The map won't fit in the waist belt pockets. I can cobble up something but maybe there are some good ideas already out there. thanks