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Old April 30th, 2015, 10:47   #19
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alymer, Quebec
Originally Posted by lurkingknight View Post
For those of you that don't remember the first nightfall was late october, started around 8-10C and dropped to about 2-5C overnight with 8 hours of rain. I was outside for all of it.
Mortar duty whoooo! And it was that light sprinkle rain all night. With the cold and waiting in the dark gave it a very WWI feeling.

Originally Posted by lurkingknight View Post
Important thing is hydration more than how much food to bring... 4-6L total is probably more than enough even for the hottest of summer days. Cooler full of ice, carry 1-2L on you and put the rest in the cooler, refill when you need to. Although this time of year, ice is debatable. It's nice to have cold drinks during the day but leave some water out so it's not so cold for night, that way you can choose. No real reason to carry 4 kilos of water on you when you don't have to.
One thing I found that's easy to do, since I usually use water bottles, is freeze about a third of them overnight (longer and the bottle start to deform). That way you're not adding useless weight to the trip. Also, in the summer if I carry an 'ice bottle' by the time my camelback empties out I've got a bottle of nearly ice cold refreshment waiting.
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