GENERAL PLANNING

Plan here for the multi-day expedition to some of the most spectacular country in the world. Not an Outdoor Adventure USA sanctioned trip.
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Re: GENERAL PLANNING

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:41 pm

No generator

I do have a fridge

I also have an inReach that is capable of receiving text messages. I'll send everyone my inReach address to pass on as another way to contact us if necessary.

I'm in for working in meal pairs.

Looking forward to the remoteness and the beautiful country.
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Post by JumpingCholla » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:58 am

I have a 50qt ARB fridge which I expect to run continuously off an external battery (or two), recharged by vehicle and solar power.

I’d be happy to try to help anyone set up their APRS.

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Re: Fuel (Jerry) Cans

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:51 pm

JumpingCholla wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:34 am
I ordered four jerry cans from Deutsche Optik (per Dave's suggestion), which seems to have a decent price on what is apparently a sturdy, standard NATO can at four for $156 ($39 each). The Wavian jerry cans seem to be going for around $80 each.

https://deutscheoptik.com/20-liter-jerr ... -four.html

However, I received notice from Deutsche Optik that their cans are on backorder for 2-4 weeks. So, if you need a few and intend to source from DO, better get your orders in.
Thanks for the info. I order a set of 4 today.

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Post by JumpingCholla » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:59 am

I notice that “firewood” is not in the list of recommended items. While firewood can take up considerable space that will be used for water, fuel, and food, will we have any opportunities for evening campfires? The compressed logs are fairly efficient with space and might be an option.

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:58 am

Came across this website with pictures and descriptions for sites in the Grand Staircase Escalante NM.

http://www.thewave.info/MainGalleryCode/Gallery.html
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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:39 pm

DaveK wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:58 pm
MAPS

I'm ready to start sending out maps and GPX files of the area. Initially, I need to know if there is anyone whose navigation is capable of using files created in Nat Geo Topo.
Dave,

GPX files work better for me.

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Post by JumpingCholla » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 pm

GPX is easiest for me also, though I have GPSBabel and can convert most formats.

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Post by DaveK » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:48 pm

I used GPS Babel to convert my NG files to GPX, and I will send them your way.

I trust, from the lack of response, that no one uses the NG Topo system.
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Post by DaveK » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:50 pm

JumpingCholla wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:59 am
I notice that “firewood” is not in the list of recommended items. While firewood can take up considerable space that will be used for water, fuel, and food, will we have any opportunities for evening campfires? The compressed logs are fairly efficient with space and might be an option.

We don't need to carry firewood. And, yes, we will have campfires at night, as long as there are no fire restrictions in place. No need to bring poo logs!!!!!
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Re: GENERAL PLANNING

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Post by DaveK » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:16 pm

BAR 10 RANCH

Given the time, we may visit the Bar 10 Ranch. In an otherwise very remote area, the Ranch is a unique and amazing oasis, offering both lodging and meals. There is nothing like it in any of the areas we will travel. The lodging consists of their "covered wagons" and the meals are amazing. We can also stock up on water, if need be.

As mentioned earlier, the Bar 10, is a drop off location for those who are doing an abbreviated rafting trip down the Colorado, through the Grand Canyon. Both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters can be seen bringing guests to the Ranch.

Here's what it looks like:

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