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by mttgilbert
Sep 09 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: Nalgene BPA-free
Replies: 48
Views: 3733

Re: Nalgene BPA-free

So, my $.02 on BPA Nalgenes; it took years and years to discover that there is a chemical in Lexan that might be leaching and that might be harmful (fact is the research only suggested a possible problem), then all of a sudden they came out with Tritan plastic to fill the gap. How many years will it...
by mttgilbert
Sep 07 2009 7:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: More Redington Nonsense...
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: More Redington Nonsense...

I say make the loser in civil cases responsible for any and all costs accrued for both sides. Might be an incentive to think through that lawsuit before you filed it...
by mttgilbert
Sep 02 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More Redington Nonsense...
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: More Redington Nonsense...

I'm curious, does ATV still stand for All Terrain Vehicle, or have they changed it? Just wondering, since it seems maybe they should have sued the people who claimed it could handle "all" terrain...
by mttgilbert
Aug 31 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Right-of-Way between hikers?
Replies: 56
Views: 2676

Re: Right-of-Way between hikers?

lesson learned from commuting on a bike: always assume everyone is actively trying to run you over. If everyone at least offers to yield to each other, at least we wouldn't be arguing about who goes first... If nothing else, learn from nonot and just hike where it won't be an issue.
by mttgilbert
Jul 06 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Got myself a kayak
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: Got myself a kayak

That Otter is a classic recreational kayak; wide cockpit for easy in, easy out, nice flat design for tons of stability, and reasonably lightweight for easy transport. They're perfect for slow flatwater paddling or for light class rivers (I'd be hesitant to take one higher than class II, but they hav...
by mttgilbert
Jul 05 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Havasu
Topic: drinking water at campground
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: drinking water at campground

If you're opposed to chem treatment (taste presumably?) and don't like the extra 13oz of a filter, look into a steripen. No taste, kills -well, neutralizes at least- everything (if used correctly and weighs in at less than 5 ounces (adventurer model). As for the question, I'm going to echo the above...
by mttgilbert
Jul 02 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Heading to New Mexico
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Heading to New Mexico

Really, I'm moving to Santa Fe! My wife got a job there and we'll be leaving on the 18th. Just wanted to thank everyone on HAZ for all the info and entertainment over the years, it's clearly the best damn site on the web. Hopefully I'll be able to post up some hikes from there, I suspect I'll still ...
by mttgilbert
Jun 21 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Sundance Canyon Rescue/Recovery
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Sundance Canyon Rescue/Recovery

A group of us were getting ready to descend Bear Canyon yesterday when we were approached by two people asking for help in neighboring Sundance Canyon. After a brief and disjointed explanation we understood that someone was unconscious and CPR was being performed. Someone else had left the area in s...
by mttgilbert
May 15 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To pack or not to pack?
Replies: 40
Views: 3607

Re: To pack or not to pack?

you have a safety window of +/- 8 hours I don't understand what a "safety window" means. Does that mean you've got eight hours before you die? Eight hours before you need to get treatment? Walk out only if necessary; do not run . Get to the hospital as rapidly as possible . Seems like a little cont...
by mttgilbert
May 05 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Rattlesnakes bite 4 over weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: Rattlesnakes bite 4 over weekend

I would really like to see the statistics on snake bite victims, how many were bitten on the hand, and what the incidence of alcohol in the blood was.
by mttgilbert
Apr 07 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Rescue squad finds lost hikers
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: Rescue squad finds lost hikers

That's exactly why I suggested that they might have been trying to take a shortcut. Having hiked that trail several times, I have a hard time believing that even a rank amateur could lose that road early on. Again, not judging the skill of the individuals involved, just wondering about what's being ...
by mttgilbert
Apr 07 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Rescue squad finds lost hikers
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: Rescue squad finds lost hikers

I wonder where they lost the trail. That beginning section basically follows a road. There are a couple small off-shoots that look like they were made by quads but it seems unlikely that they would have lost the road and the trail after that is (was) pretty clearly defined. I wonder if this wasn't m...
by mttgilbert
Mar 21 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Critters and Food in Supes
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Critters and Food in Supes

I put everything in OP (odor proof) Sacks, and will hang it if I can.

I've had stuff chewed by mice, including my bite valve, but I haven't lost a whole meal yet.
by mttgilbert
Mar 19 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Angel Basin and Circlestone
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: Angel Basin and Circlestone

Definitely fill up before hiking the Fireline Trail. There is no water between the Reavis Trail junction and the Circlestone trail, but (in an emergency) there was water about a mile past the Circlestone trail on the Fireline.
by mttgilbert
Mar 16 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Death on Camelback
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Death on Camelback

Any news about the other 5 rescues? I heard there were 7 but the only one that I've seen any info on was the camelbak. Morbid curiosity I guess...
by mttgilbert
Mar 15 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Superstitions March 21 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 1882

Re: Superstitions March 21 2009

Second Water is also a popular destination and usually has reliable water as well. Most all of the water in the Supes is drinkable (although it should be treated or filtered by some means). Reliability is part and parcel with availability. I also generally skip fires. There's usually little to no wo...
by mttgilbert
Mar 07 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Garmin Geko 101
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Garmin Geko 101

Somebody should take him up on this. The Gekos are (in my estimation) one of the best backpacking models for simple navigation. I have - and still use - a Geko 301 or I would be sorely tempted
by mttgilbert
Mar 05 2009 9:58 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Who is Teva Joe?
Replies: 41
Views: 3817

Re: Who is Joe Bartels?

skatchkins wrote:I've actually seen him in person.

Well, that's probably the last we'll hear from skatchkins...
by mttgilbert
Mar 04 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Who is Teva Joe?
Replies: 41
Views: 3817

Re: Who is Joe Bartels?

I'd like to point out that everyone who claimed to have seen Joe no longer frequents the site, and the rest of us have still never seen him...

Joe Bartels; the man, the myth...

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