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by formertexan
Nov 11 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: GAZ CV270 or CV470 fuel canisters
Replies: 21
Views: 6875

Re: GAZ CV270 or CV470 fuel canisters

Thanks to everyone for the feedback and suggestions. I did manage to procure enough through eBay to keep me going while I hopefully work out a supply route from somewhere else. Hearing the chat about multiple stoves leads me to believe that a lot of people have been missing out on the virtues of GAZ...
by formertexan
Oct 24 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: GAZ CV270 or CV470 fuel canisters
Replies: 21
Views: 6875

Re: GAZ CV270 or CV470 fuel canisters

Thanks to all of you folks for your suggestions. REI is out - thats what prompted my post. The fitting/adaptor looks as if it result in a somewhat awkward/unstable arrangement. Ebay seems like a possbility. Haven't done the Ebay thing before, but will give it a whirl. After 3 decades of invariably d...
by formertexan
Oct 18 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: GAZ CV270 or CV470 fuel canisters
Replies: 21
Views: 6875

GAZ CV270 or CV470 fuel canisters

Does anyone know where GAZ CV270 or CV470 fuel canisters might be acquired in the Phoenix area? These are bright blue canisters that go with GAZ's excellent stoves and lanterns. It doesn't seem coincidental that Coleman recently bought out GAZ and now GAZ products are disappearing in the US. A fine ...
by formertexan
Sep 06 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: cell phone at Hackberry Springs
Replies: 0
Views: 188

cell phone at Hackberry Springs

A cell phone was found Sep 05, 2009 at Hackberry Springs in the Superstitions. ID it and its yours to collect.

Cheers, Bill
by formertexan
Aug 15 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: hiking partner over July 4th weekend
Replies: 75
Views: 3376

Re: hiking partner over July 4th weekend

Rumors to the contrary, before my previous replies I did read and reread prior posts about hyponatremia and found them ambiguous. Addressing on a point by point basis seemed argumentative and somewhat off topic, hence the non-specific reply. That said, my reading comprehension skills can certainly b...
by formertexan
Aug 15 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: cat calls
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: cat calls

Thanks for the replies. I did go googling and after wading through lots of advice on how to blow bobcats to oblivion, I found a couple of recordings. The recordings were certainly a good match for what I heard, but I'm not sure I can rule out the feral housecats suggested by Nonot. Still, a fine voi...
by formertexan
Aug 12 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: cat calls
Replies: 18
Views: 980

cat calls

Is anyone familiar with bobcat calls (squalls). My sleep above Massacre Grounds was interrupted by some nearby squalling that sounded rather like a couple of neighborhood tomcats settling their differences. A bit throatier and slightly deeper pitched than the domestic cats I've heard. I'm assuming b...
by formertexan
Aug 12 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: hiking partner over July 4th weekend
Replies: 75
Views: 3376

Re: hiking partner over July 4th weekend

The topics “how much to drink” and “what to do about salt intake” have been taken up both in this thread and others as well. Previously I mentioned that there are many factors that determine our fluid requirements. Here is just a partial list (age, weight, gender, training, acclimatization, health, ...
by formertexan
Jul 25 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: hiking partner over July 4th weekend
Replies: 75
Views: 3376

Re: hiking partner over July 4th weekend

Well, I do want to say that the commentary has been surprising, fun and edifying, although I never did get a suggestion about a route for a hike :>( Squirrellock Holmes' reassuring input about the springs made me think that a new thread about all the places to find summertime water in Superstition's...
by formertexan
Jul 21 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: eyeglasses on 2nd Water Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: eyeglasses on 2nd Water Trail

Sorry, but perhaps I should leave an email address for direct contact rather than remember to check back to this forum thread.

thewdata_sa+yahoo.com

Substitute @ for +

Bill
by formertexan
Jul 21 2008 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: La Barge Canyon name confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: La Barge Canyon name confusion

Thank you everyone for the clarification. And particularly for the Google caveats.

Bill
by formertexan
Jul 21 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: eyeglasses on 2nd Water Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 324

eyeglasses on 2nd Water Trail

Eyeglasses were found Sunday morning (july 20th, 2008) about a half mile into 2nd Water trail. Contact me with a brief description and they are yours to collect.

Bill
by formertexan
Jul 21 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: hiking partner over July 4th weekend
Replies: 75
Views: 3376

Re: hiking partner over July 4th weekend

First, my condolences to the "youngsters". Look on the bright side - you'll eventually outgrow it. In keeping with Davis2001r6's comment about the mean age in Badwater, the advanced years of participants is typical for ultramarathons. I'm not sure if physical endurance is a late blooming attribute, ...
by formertexan
Jul 18 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Scary NRA Militia types?!!
Replies: 467
Views: 33914

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Back in early June 2008 I heard some heavy explosions around the Black Mesa area of the Superstitions. Any ideas whether this is from somebody's attempt at prospecting, or yahoos playing with the new army surplus toys? A post script on this lengthy topic: your wits will always be the best protection...
by formertexan
Jul 18 2008 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: La Barge Canyon name confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 406

La Barge Canyon name confusion

Howdy everyone, History seems to have graced the Superstitions with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to names for the various features. But I am struggling to get them sorted out. I thought I was in La Barge Canyon while hiking north/south along the eastern side of Battleship Mountain. Howev...
by formertexan
Jul 18 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: hiking partner over July 4th weekend
Replies: 75
Views: 3376

Re: hiking partner over July 4th weekend

Geez, you guys sound like summer was invented yesterday. Anyway, went up Heiroglyphics Canyon to the ridge and then along the ridge line for a mile or two before turning around. Yeh, its hot, but with acclimatization and some fluid in the knapsack, there is no reason not to enjoy summer hiking. Here...
by formertexan
Jul 02 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: hiking partner over July 4th weekend
Replies: 75
Views: 3376

hiking partner over July 4th weekend

I'm new to the region (in central Phoenix) and have made a couple of brief forays around the edges of the western Superstitions. Looking for someone to lead/second a more extensive day hike. Considering 10-14 miles. Perhaps Hieroglyphic Canyon up to FlatIron or something equivalent. The trails and p...

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