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Mary Simpson
(maryphyl) - F
No Stove-- Summer in the SW on 05/04/2006 18:43:17 MDT Print View

50 degree nights--no rain--no stove

pack vapor 45 18

painier's dropcloth 2
WM Highlite 16
BMW short pad 10
2 sections z-rest 2

2 platys 2
ti cup 1
spoon .5

bathroom 8 includes all amall stuff
like light,meds,comb,knife

undies 1
socks 2
bandana 1

All that comes to just over 4 pounds--add another pound for other that creeps in there. Water carried is two quarts--sometimes 1 quart and 1 pound of dry food per day. I don't use stuff sacks--just ziplocks for the bathroom.

I wear zip off nylon pants 11.5
coolmax sleeveless shirt 4
Sequil white long sleeve mesh shirt7
undies,socks and bra 5
trail runners-- don't know
no hat--i hate hats- just sunscreen


Works for me MP

Michael Wands
(walksoftly) - F

Locale: Piney Woods
Summer in the SW on 06/28/2006 17:06:48 MDT Print View

Quick Question!!!

Do you use the Painter's Dropcloth as a ground cloth or do you roll up in it like a burrito?

I hike with a friend in Texas and a dropcloth is all he takes as shelter. Just rolls up in it and tucks the bottom under his feet and he is protected even in heavy rain.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: No Stove-- Summer in the SW on 06/28/2006 23:03:22 MDT Print View

"50 degree nights--no rain--no stove"

[Dale from Seattle jumps up and raises his hand]"Please, Ma'am, what does 'no rain' mean?"

Mary Simpson
(maryphyl) - F
Re: Summer in the SW on 09/19/2006 19:51:28 MDT Print View

I just use it as a groundcloth but I have used it for shelter. One time I tied it to branches and just slept in the dirt to keep the rain off. I have also used it burrito style--when I do that I sleep on one side of it and have rocks ready to hold it down when I fold it over my bag.

Mary Simpson
(maryphyl) - F
Re: Re: No Stove-- Summer in the SW on 09/19/2006 19:53:45 MDT Print View

If it was going to rain I would take my sil poncho :)

Dwight Shackelford
(zydeholic) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
no rain on 09/29/2006 13:24:37 MDT Print View

That question came from someone who asked his mother "Mom, why is the sky gray?", and tried to start a store selling sunglasses but couldn't sell a one.