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#289420 - 06/14/18 04:48 PM Re: Prioritize 15 items for subarctic survival [Re: Montanero]
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The canvas , as is, can be a good shelter for five- do not cut. You have lots of cordage.

Potable water is not an issue.. It is all around. I do have practical experience here (six decades-no problems) drinking from less pristine sources.

You do need to establish group sanitation protocols - where to get water, where to go potty, clean your hands, etc. This is not the time or place for illness.

Not sure you will need packs - lots of pocketses in existing clothing for precious items.

Isn't it interesting that we have just enough items to make either remaining in place or traveling a somewhat challenging distance to assistance feasible options? decisions, decisions....
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#289436 - 06/15/18 12:08 AM Re: Prioritize 15 items for subarctic survival [Re: hikermor]
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Canvas 23 feet square? you could get by with a 12' square for 5 people easy.

That full canvas would weigh close to 40 lbs!

Either use it for something else or leave part of it behind.

Oops. it is 23 square feet. Not 23x23.


Edited by clearwater (06/15/18 12:09 AM)

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#289438 - 06/15/18 12:11 AM Re: Prioritize 15 items for subarctic survival [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor


You do need to establish group sanitation protocols - where to get water, where to go potty, clean your hands, etc. This is not the time or place for illness.



Giardia won't hit for 3 weeks.

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#289439 - 06/15/18 12:35 AM Re: Prioritize 15 items for subarctic survival [Re: clearwater]
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It's not just giardia. There are lots of other more swift acting bugs out there; some can strike within hours (personal experience - bad burger at a commercial establishment).

Are you saying one can disregard sanitation protocols in this situation. There can be circumstances where you might not be able to keep clean, but when you can, it is probably a good idea.

But it is much more fun to argue about the merits of the best survival knife, for sure...
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#289444 - 06/15/18 04:29 AM Re: Prioritize 15 items for subarctic survival [Re: clearwater]
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Originally Posted By: clearwater
Canvas 23 feet square? you could get by with a 12' square for 5 people easy.
That full canvas would weigh close to 40 lbs!
Either use it for something else or leave part of it behind.
Oops. it is 23 square feet. Not 23x23.


No you were right the first time. 7m X 7m = 23' x 23'.

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