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by Koda
November 6th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Tarp shelter in winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Tarp shelter in winter?

Like I said, I've used raised edge tarps successfully even though rain blows in and wind blows tarp around But, try it yourself and see what works for you. Knowing about those weaknesses may help - know where the winds coming from, avoid the worst weather,... maybe don't beat your head against wall...
by Koda
November 6th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Tarp shelter in winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Tarp shelter in winter?

I've tried various tarp with raised edges configurations in the winter. It's too difficult to avoid wind blowing the rain in. The wind blows it around. But I did many nights successfully I will take your word for it. It looks like the tarp might be a good emergency bivy in winter... but not somethi...
by Koda
November 5th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Tarp shelter in winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Tarp shelter in winter?

You can peg a hex tarp flat on one corner into the wind, forming an emergency storm shelter. However, what you're really looking for is a tarp with doors . Wintertime hammockers frequently have these. Example: https://hammockgear.com/dyneema-fiber-standard-tarp-with-doors/ Amusing video of Shug ham...
by Koda
November 5th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Tarp shelter in winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Tarp shelter in winter?

Several times, in all seasons, I've ended up moving in the middle of the night or just letting the tarp fall down and setting it aside and because the soil (Mt Hood moon dust, etc) was too loose for anchors. I've never actually tarped overnight during a snow storm with a tarp that didn't go all the...
by Koda
November 5th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Tarp shelter in winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Tarp shelter in winter?

Anyone use a simple tarp as an overnight shelter in winter? ....specifically in windy conditions? I have one as an emergency item, but seems like if you cant pitch it in the best angle from the wind it wouldn't work so well. https://nextadventure.net/media/catalog/product/cache/0/thumbnail/200x200/9...
by Koda
June 18th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 7952

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

I haven’t posted here in a long time and its interesting to see this debate still playing out and somewhat depressing that those who don’t see the merits of not disclosing unsanctioned trails and destinations. As I expand my recreation to reach less popular places and discover new hidden gems off th...
by Koda
December 18th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: A few thoughts on the broadcasting of little-known places...
Replies: 75
Views: 13493

Re: A few thoughts on the broadcasting of little-known place

the environmental effects of social media and the broadcasting of little known places hit the mainstream media. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trying-to-protect-california-redwoods-from-too-much-love/ A few years ago, someone posted the GPS coordinates of the "Titans" on social media. Images online lu...
by Koda
July 30th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Drinking Stream Water
Replies: 73
Views: 12206

Re: Drinking Stream Water

I don't understand much of this. If you have a hydration bladder in your pack, spend $15 and buy a Sawyer Mini filter at Fred Meyer. It takes 2 minutes to splice into your tube so you have an inline filter. its about convenience... the idea of just drinking from a clear stream. even the Sawyer filt...
by Koda
July 28th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Drinking Stream Water
Replies: 73
Views: 12206

Re: Drinking Stream Water

retired jerry wrote:
I don't think the big things you can remove with a sieve are a problem. You need a filter like Sawyer Squeeze or Steripen to get the bugs that are a problem
my thoughts were that since the risk is low just sieve out the big stuff and drink.
by Koda
July 27th, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Drinking Stream Water
Replies: 73
Views: 12206

Re: Drinking Stream Water

correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the only wild water consumption threats are parasites or viruses and we don't have viruses here and the only threat we have in our PNW region is giardia? I agree the risk is low but the consequences are high. I have a friend that got giardia once here and said ...