thought i read an earlier post which said he would take the xtra pr. of socks? was i mistaken?
ok. just found it. here's Dr. J's post (emphasis mine):
"10/20/2005 15:34:49 MDT POST REPLY
The idea of this exercise is that you guys not add all this extraneous stuff, so that skills / techniques can replace some reliance on gear... ;) I do appreciate the extra socks, but if it came right down to it, I do reserve the right to ditch (but not add) gear at the car."
Also, even though it's a short trip, let's keep the good Dr. warm and well fed. i can't help but think that the reason why Dr. J MIGHT HAVE (don't know if he was exposed some other way and not sure of the "timing", so i'm guessing here and could be "all wet" - only the good Dr. knows for sure) developed a Strep throat after his 9d trek (with all that cold and shivering he described) was just that - the COLD. seems like he supplemented his diet with the trout. this time it's slim pickens though.
[sidebar: i've read conflicting info from the medical community on cold and the immune system. however, when i was a clinical microbiologist, first-hand/personally, i have more than once cultured Group A Beta Strep (the worst kind) from my throat and tonsillar region - permanent flora apparently (very very small numbers cp. to other non-pathogenic Streps). had so many Strep throats under similar circumstances that it is too much to be coincidence. for over 20years, never bothered me unless i got really run down or extremely chilled, then a full fledged Strep throat complete with 10d of anti-biotic therapy - eventually asked my Doc to send to me to an E.N.T. (aka otorhinolaryngologist.) to have the tonsils removed. have not had a Strep throat in nearly 30yrs now. There are some other pathogens (e.g. pneumococci) most people generally carry, but they don't do well if we are otherwise healthy - "opportunistic".]
So...let's not challenge his stalwart immune system. let's keep him warm and well fed.