Re: Does cold water and dish detergent kill giardia?
We carry Dr. Bronner's soap for all our cleaning. We mostly used freezer bags and boiling water for cooking, but when I did need to wash dishes I just made sure I heated extra water and used a drop of soap to help remove any food debris that I couldn't wipe out beforehand. I also used it for laundry and the occasional body washing. I brought 1/2 ounce and probably came home with half of that.
Hope this helps!
--- In email@example.com, "Joe MacLeish" <jmacleish@...> wrote:
> Does cold water and dish detergent kill giardia? I am trying to decide if I need any dish cleaning soap? Can't think of a reason unless it is to clean off my knife from cutting meat and cheese slices but I usually just wipe the blade with a paper towel. Or my spork from eating tuna. Do you guys carry dish washing soap? Every ounce counts.
- 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