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Snowbird108

Snowbird108

US East Coast & Rocky Mtns, India

AM's Passions

Camping

AM's Bio

Outdoor inspiration is my Spirit. Hiking Mountains, any I can get to, is my favorite, and everything else is next.

Snowbird108

Snowbird108 wrote an answer about on October 24, 2010

In India, water is often treated with lime... This precipitates out with boiling but not with filtering alone. For maximum safety in India and surrounding areas, depending on your location, filter your water first, followed by boiling and cooling to near room temp, followed by a filtration through a bandana to remove the precipitate. When an Indian tells me that the water isn't safe without the extra steps, I listen. Consequently, even though it was a pain, I followed through every single morning and night. No illnesses or stomach upsets ensued. I traveled throughout North and South India continuously for 5 months without illness or mishap.

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Snowbird108 wrote a review of on August 28, 2009

5 5

We use these regularly at home - working on the car at night, under the house, emergencies, power outages; and traveling everywhere, especially in parts of the world where the power goes out regularly leaving you in a strange place in total darkness for an indeterminate time, and on the trail. Completely indispensable. A MUST HAVE ITEM.

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Snowbird108 wrote a review of on July 17, 2009

4 5

It's hard to see in the single photo provided, but there's no entry/exit closure like a zipper or velcro, except going out the top of the bag. That was a deal breaker for me. Everything else about the sleeping bag cover was great and would have been perfect, except for that one detail. I was sorry to have to return it.

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Snowbird108 wrote an answer about on July 6, 2009

6 inches tall bathtub sides, hexagonal shaped - 6 sided - 55 sq.ft. floor, according to GoLite's website. I think the actual length of each side is approximately 4+ ft as the floor is adequately and comfortably large, but not huge.

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Snowbird108

Snowbird108 wrote a review of on June 20, 2009

5 5

Amazing little things. Ate 4 total with water over many hours. Worked very well, no fatigue, no digestive difficulties. Mountains in India - 6 hours hiking up, spending 7+ hrs on a mountaintop in wet, icy, freezing cold conditions, and getting down again. I only had water as my other nutrient as the available food options didn't work out for me.

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Snowbird108 wrote an answer about on June 20, 2009

1) yes, zippers can be replaced...at home. This kit doesn't replace a broken zipper in the field.
2) The most common problem with zipper failure is a worn out slider. If the zipper coils are not meshing together properly, it is usually because the inside of the slider is worn. This kit makes easy repairs until you can get home and replace the zipper.

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Snowbird108 wrote a review of on June 20, 2009

4 5

BearVaults are NOT approved for use in the NY area because there is a bear in the Marcy Dam area of the Adirondacks in upstate New York that has learned to open BearVault food containers. BearVaults are approved for use everywhere except the area encompassing the Lake Colden/Marcy Dam corridor and the Johns Brook valley in the Adirondacks.
As far as I know, the Adirondacks bears are not holding classes for bears in other areas.

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