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Water Cache Question

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Offline Homer67

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Water Cache Question
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:32:11 AM »
On my next hike I want to make a water drop in case I don't find water and have to bail. I am thinking of 2 2-liter platypus in my BV500 (hopefully this fits).  Does this comply with the rules? I suppose I'll need a label with my name and the date I'll pick up it up.
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Offline Robert

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Re: Water Cache Question
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 12:09:29 PM »
Revised 2014 Superintendents Compendium

Look at page 11.   I guess they just loaded a photocopy because the link is not searchable nor can you copy/paste from it. There is a link to www.sierrawild.gov for the list of approved containers. The Bear Vault models are on the list.
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Offline Homer67

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Re: Water Cache Question
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 02:58:32 PM »
Cool. Thanks for the spot-on info Robert.
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

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Offline sleepy

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Re: Water Cache Question
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 10:08:45 AM »
Just prior to the water/food caching rules, it says no hammocks from natural features. I wonder if that includes hammock tents?   Only trees are in the Chisos, anyway.
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Offline dprather

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Re: Water Cache Question
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 01:48:12 PM »
What is the current status of the bear canister rules?  Last I heard they were suggesting but not requiring.  Is that still the case?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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