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Offline Ifinch36

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2021, 05:50:53 PM »
If there's a whopper behind every bush, PM me and I'll bring up some water. :chuckle:

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2021, 09:42:04 AM »
If there are animals there is water.

Yes, the animals need water, but they don't think much of the 3k' climb between their water sources and their bedding/feeding areas.  I've seen plenty of animals 2mi and 3-4k' above the nearest water source.

+1 for filling at the last known water source and packing in 2 days.  When you start running low, follow treeclimber's advice re: north facing slopes and MR5x5's advice on digging for water; you'll often be surprised how little you have to dig to get to it. 

Personally, I'm with Jackelope.  You will not find me very far away from water.  Getting properly dehydrated in the back country is a recipe for disaster. 

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2021, 10:01:01 AM »
Pray for rain....joking aside, before you go look to the long range forecast and hopefully some weather is moving in by then. The High Hunt often starts hot and dry and by the end it's snowing or miserable cold rain. Maybe plan your trip for the second half of the High Hunt (or second weekend of it...) and more than likely water won't be an issue. Have a "Plan B" in case it doesn't rain/snow.

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2021, 01:01:12 PM »
Just wanted to do a quick update. Didn't get into this spot because of fires, but we're gonna keep in our back pocket for next year. Hope everyone is having a good season.

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2021, 09:01:09 AM »
Food.
Water.
Shelter.

I get the desire to gain some altitude for glassing purposes.

But, at a certain point, you need to question the efficacy and/or sanity of doing so.
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Re: Water source question
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2021, 12:01:00 PM »
Give yourself an extra day or 2 on the front end of the hunt, pack your camp in then the next day drop down and fill up as much water as you can. I bought some sea to summit light weight water containers that collapse, they make them in all different sizes. Gallon of water is ~8 lbs so you could essentially load a bunch up in a couple packs and be set for several days of hunting. If there's snow then bring extra fuel to melt snow for water.

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2021, 12:46:12 PM »
If you have a filter you can bring some large masonry sponges with you, they weigh nothing. And find a wet spot in a ditch, dig like you mentioned, and soak the water up with a sponge and then place it in the "dirty" receptacle and filter it into a clean one.

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2021, 01:48:34 PM »
If there are animals there is water.  Bring a small shovel.  Try some holes in the crannies and hollows.

Right right. If you find a seep dig a hole into it and if you have time place rocks in the hole to sort of line the sides and bottom. The hole will fill up with water that may be cleaner than the dirty seep water. Its work but it has worked for me in the past.

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2021, 06:43:08 AM »
If there are animals there is water.  Bring a small shovel.  Try some holes in the crannies and hollows.

Right right. If you find a seep dig a hole into it and if you have time place rocks in the hole to sort of line the sides and bottom. The hole will fill up with water that may be cleaner than the dirty seep water. Its work but it has worked for me in the past.

I used to know of a couple spots kike this around that had clean clear water in them and one someone had rigged a pipe into so you could literally just put your bottle under the overflow

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2021, 02:02:44 PM »
If there are animals there is water.  Bring a small shovel.  Try some holes in the crannies and hollows.

Right right. If you find a seep dig a hole into it and if you have time place rocks in the hole to sort of line the sides and bottom. The hole will fill up with water that may be cleaner than the dirty seep water. Its work but it has worked for me in the past.

I used to know of a couple spots kike this around that had clean clear water in them and one someone had rigged a pipe into so you could literally just put your bottle under the overflow

Ha haaa there used to be one up above my place in 231 but I think the burn melted the pipes

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2021, 03:06:50 PM »
I was wondering if the water would keep it cool enough? If we are talking the same one it was a year round spring I think

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2021, 10:31:49 PM »
probably depends on how good of shape you are in and how much weight you are willing to carry. Ive done 3 days solo where I had no clue where a water source was other than 2,700' feet below at 1mi in distance. It was not a option to do that for water.

 


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