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by slayte
May 23 2002 10:46 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: backpack preferences
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

I own both. I primarily use my external frame pack. My internal is a little more comfortable and balances better when scrambling. However, I can just plain mule more stuff with my external pack. It also seems to distribute weight to my hips better, and the frame keeps the actual pack off of my back,...
by slayte
May 23 2002 10:10 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Saddle Mtn trailhead- old Beeline or new Beeline?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Thanks for the info guys. I never would have figured out that the old Beeline is dirt now. Of course, the point is now moot, since that area is closed, but I'll probably head up there in the fall.

Ed
by slayte
May 21 2002 10:23 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Topo map site
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Printing an 8 1/2 x 11 map from topozone.com is free. It is convenient if you only need a small section. You only have to pay if you want to download an entire map. I agree that getting the full map is best. Wide World of Maps sells them for $6 each, as does REI, though REI has a much smaller select...
by slayte
May 21 2002 10:17 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Prescott Fire Restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Prescott closure

According to Prescott's latest news release, only the Bradshaw District is closed to camping (about 33%). Maybe Channel 10 was embellishing? I know Tonto first let out rumors that they were "closing the forest" but technically they only closed 80% of it. Mabye it's that kind of thing. Here is Presco...
by slayte
May 19 2002 8:56 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Saddle Mtn trailhead- old Beeline or new Beeline?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Saddle Mtn trailhead- old Beeline or new Beeline?

I am going backpacking around Saddle Mountain this weekend (the Saddle Mountain N of Phoenix, in the Matazals). I am going via FR 25 to the #88 trailhead. I have been there once before, but it was before the last section of the Beeline was finished. Can anyone tell me if the turnoff to FR 25 is off ...
by slayte
Apr 10 2002 6:39 pm
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: Are there viruses in AZ stream water?
Replies: 31
Views: 3826

answering my own question

OK, I have gotten more info on this. It turns out that Pur quit making iodized filters because the carbon canisters removed the iodine from the water before it had time to kill any viruses, therefore it wasn't actually effective against viruses. There are still a few iodized filters on the market (n...
by slayte
Apr 10 2002 2:15 pm
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: Are there viruses in AZ stream water?
Replies: 31
Views: 3826

Are there viruses in AZ stream water?

Do any of you treat your filtered water for viruses before drinking? Have you ever heard reports of viral contamination around here? Since Pur has discontinued their iodized lines, I can't get filter elements for my Scout any more (looking at buying a Hiker). I know water-borne viruses are very rare...
by slayte
Apr 06 2002 4:00 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Pics from Fossil Springs near Strawberry Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

water potability

I once heard that the water in the creek, even when filtered, cannot be consumed because of excessive mineral content. Can anyone confirm or deny?

Thanks,
Ed
by slayte
Apr 06 2002 3:51 pm
Forum: Map & Navigation
Topic: Orienteering 101???
Replies: 4
Views: 776

map & compass

You can also order USGS topo maps directly from the USGS at: ( dead link removed ) Their search/order interface is difficult to use, but you get used to it. The cost is $4 per topo, plus $5 flat charge for shipping and handling, regardless of order size. Since most map stores charge $6 per topo (plu...

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