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by Koda
June 18th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 78
Views: 2291

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: 9930

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: 7945

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: 7945

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: 7945

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 ...
by Koda
July 27th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Drinking Stream Water
Replies: 73
Views: 7945

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 i...
by Koda
July 7th, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiking with speakers
Replies: 35
Views: 4965

Re: Hiking with speakers

for the record, signal jamming is actually something the FCC is pretty good at cracking down on. There is a great case of a guy in (Dallas?) Texas who had one because he didn't like people talking on their phones in the cars around him. They eventually tracked him down. surprised me, but it seems l...
by Koda
June 22nd, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: 4 person backpacking tent?
Replies: 21
Views: 4751

Re: 4 person backpacking tent?

Maybe that picture is more of a generic infographic, and somewhere there is notes on the actual dimensions of the size you order? The website is definetely set up poorly.. Never heard of this company, but honestly their tents look interesting and innovative and address some issues Ive wanted to see ...
by Koda
June 20th, 2017, 9:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lower White River Wilderness 06-11-17
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: Lower White River Wilderness 06-11-17

looks like a fun area, I was actually planning on turkey hunting there this season but we explored a different area outside of Tygh Valley. Funny thing about the turkey hunter poacher out of season, its also illegal to use recorded or electronic calls. But I suppose, if ones going to poach might as ...
by Koda
June 16th, 2017, 5:17 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: 4 person backpacking tent?
Replies: 21
Views: 4751

Re: 4 person backpacking tent?

Hey, that was just my reaction, perhaps out of ignorance. Have you priced out sailcloth to make your own, or is such cloth available only to certain sailmakers? No, although Ive recently looked at the idea of making my own except I really dont know how. I know there are other manufacturers offering...