GEAR AND SUPPLIES

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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GEAR AND SUPPLIES

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Post by DaveK » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:05 pm

GEAR AND SUPPLIES

This should be a very active subject.


1. FUEL

This wont be quite as bad as the Parashant, but you should have at least 4 Jerry cans, and possibly 5, depending on your mileage. Once we hit Beef Basin, it is a LOOOOONG way to the nearest gas station. Our last fuel stop will be Mexican Hat. We need to be prepared to travel around 450 miles between gas stops. There is one town that will provide earlier gas as we approach the Comb Ridge, but we will keep that in reserve.

PLEASE, have your fuel cans filled before you depart.

2. SHOWERS

If you have one, bring it.

3. ALTERNATE POWER

There will be no available hook-ups anywhere we camp. If you are running a refrigerator or using your Ham radio, best to have some alternate power, i.e. solar or wind.

4. KITCHEN

I will assume that everyone has their own, but we need to make sure, so we can supplement for anything we may lack.

5. WATER


We can resupply (I think) in Mexican Hat, but there will still be at least 7-8 days for which we must bring sufficient water. Depending on your shower needs, I recommend 20 gallons.

PLEASE, have your water cans filled before you depart.

6. TABLES

One table each should do.

7. LIGHT

Everyone, please bring one lantern. I prefer and recommend a Coleman, but a good LED will suffice.

8. FIREWOOD


We will need to have everyone bring some firewood.

9. PERSONAL STUFF

toilet
personal hygiene stuff
medications

10 FIRST AID KITS


Everyone needs to carry a decent first aid kit, and its contents need to be up to date. By that, I mean that the stuff in your kit should not have passed its expiration date. So, now is the time to acquire a decent FAK or make sure the one you have is current.

11. AUTO CLUB TOWING

The auto club offers a premium plan that provides for 200 miles of towing. The cost of one long tow will exceed (by many times) the cost of this plan. Keep in mind that we will be a long way from repair facilities, should you need them!!!
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Re: GEAR AND SUPPLIES

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Post by DaveK » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:59 am

CAMPERS

A quick word to the wise.

There is no way of knowing what the weather will be like for the trip, but I should mention that the potential exists that it will be cold, especially at the higher elevations (8,000 feet and above where we will spend several days.) You should prepare for temps in the teens (possibly lower) by bringing sufficient clothing and sleeping accommodations.

Tent heaters make for welcome warmth in the evening as you get ready for bed, and in the morning when you wake up. The DTK safety manual recommends strongly against using ANY heater during the night as you sleep.

Oh yes, one more thing!!! Some heaters, especially the Buddy ones, have an oxygen sensor which turns it off when the O2 level drops to a certain point. Unfortunately, that point is the same as the normal oxygen level at about 7,500 feet. I’m not an expert on these heaters, but if you are relying on one, make sure that it will work at the higher elevations.
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Re: GEAR AND SUPPLIES

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Post by DaveK » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:17 am

PLANNING NOTES

1. SHOWERS.
Who is bringing some sort of hot water shower?

2. GAS AND WATER
Please, make sure that you have your gas cans and water cans filled at the start of the trip, as you leave home.
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Re: GEAR AND SUPPLIES

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Post by LuckyJohn » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:54 am

Hey Dave,
What was the sourse for those nice heavy duty NATO vans you carry?
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Post by DaveK » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:38 pm

LuckyJohn wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:54 am
Hey Dave,
What was the sourse for those nice heavy duty NATO vans you carry?
Thanks John
John

The NATO style Jerry cans are sold under either the Wedco or Wavian name and are available from Tom, at https://www.4x4training.com/w/product/2 ... jerry-can/. All colors are available, except blue (which is usually the color of water cans.)
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Re: GEAR AND SUPPLIES

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Post by DaveK » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:07 pm

QUESTION?

Anyone bringing a generator?
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Re: GEAR AND SUPPLIES

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Post by Jeepergeo » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:38 am

DaveK wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:07 pm
QUESTION?

Anyone bringing a generator?
I had not been planning on it. My EC2000s are a bit bulky to haul.

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