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 +===== Checklist =====
 +  * Water filter. Pack >4L per day if you don't have a water refill spot
 +  * Plenty of food
 +  * Athletic tape stocked up
 +  * Sunscreen and hand sanitizer refilled
 +  * 
 ==== Backpack ==== ==== Backpack ====
 === Needs === === Needs ===
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 MEI will do custom stuff for their Voyageur bags and other stuff. Makes it look half decent too! MEI will do custom stuff for their Voyageur bags and other stuff. Makes it look half decent too!
 {{:​outdoors:​pasted:​20190529-181517.png?​400}} and {{:​outdoors:​qhuvsc1.jpg?​400|}}. However still 45L and quite large if you only have a small amount of stuff. {{:​outdoors:​pasted:​20190529-181517.png?​400}} and {{:​outdoors:​qhuvsc1.jpg?​400|}}. However still 45L and quite large if you only have a small amount of stuff.
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 +==== Emergency Communication / Beacon ====
 +SPOT is expensive, $150 a year or something.
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 +Inreach is cheaper, pay os you go is like $20/month.
 +
 +Likely we'll be in cell range on the part that we're hiking in on mt hood.
 +
 +What about bringing a radio and doing 700mhz bands? Maybe ask a park ranger on the phone.
 +  * Looks like Oregon is doing digital, P25. http://​library.state.or.us/​repository/​2012/​201204161146171/​index.pdf. Commercially $2K per radio, but can get Whistler WS1040 scratch and dent for $130. https://​whistlergroup.com/​collections/​scratch-dent/​products/​scratch-dent-ws1040
 +  * Another option is a Ham radio license, which comes in handy anyways. Great study at hamstudy.org.
 +    * Technician, general, extra
 +    * YAESU, is uhf vhf. Ft-70D
 +    * You can find the repeaters on most summits. App is repeater book.com
 +    * Summits on the Air
 +    * [[https://​www.amazon.com/​BaoFeng-BF-F8HP-Two-Way-136-174Mhz-400-520Mhz/​dp/​B00MAULSOK/​ref=sxin_2_ac_d_pm?​ac_md=3-2-QmV0d2VlbiAkNTAgYW5kICQxMDA%3D-ac_d_pm&​keywords=baofeng&​pd_rd_i=B00MAULSOK&​pd_rd_r=f1df96e7-0658-45b8-be8c-2e34b92c07eb&​pd_rd_w=B69Dh&​pd_rd_wg=s2hlP&​pf_rd_p=eeff02d5-070a-45ea-a79e-d591974b877e&​pf_rd_r=62VWCCTE9XGTJNXWAGYS&​psc=1&​qid=1568344961&​s=electronics|Baofeng $70]]
  
 ==== Hiking Poles ==== ==== Hiking Poles ====
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 Seem to not break that much. Surround with garbage bag just in case. Seem to not break that much. Surround with garbage bag just in case.
  
-Bite valve will break down over time, but you can just use a clothespin or binder clip too.+<del>Bite valve will break down over time, but you can just use a clothespin or binder clip too.</​del>​ They don't work, hosing is tough. Thankfully just sucking a few seconds works fine.
  
 Laptop insulated area serves well for keeping bladder insulated too. Laptop insulated area serves well for keeping bladder insulated too.
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   * Seal around edges is a consistent ~1/4 inch.   * Seal around edges is a consistent ~1/4 inch.
   * Decent flow rate. Can just take the bite valve off.   * Decent flow rate. Can just take the bite valve off.
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 +I am getting suckered into paying $40 for this design (Platypus Big Zip Water Reservoir for Hydration Backpacks, 3-Liter, EVO with Fast Flow Valve)
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 +{{:​outdoors:​pasted:​20190615-155640.png?​500}}
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 += Pro =
 +  * Easy to repair / get replacement parts, just easily pulled off tubing with barbed ends and replaceable sub-parts.
 +  * No dumb water bottle top. Also, includes a top opening in case you find a spigot.
 +
 += Meh =
 +  * Easy to attach drinking end to Sawyer water filter end. No big benefit over water bottles.
 += Con =
 +  * Is this really better than cheap water bottles? For cheap airlines with no luggage, it collapses flat and allows more room for clothes and stuff.
   *    * 
  
  
 ==== Sandals ==== ==== Sandals ====
-**love** Decathlon sandals, the cheap ones. They are sturdy, ​not too squishy. Full rubber on bottom, and $15 regular price. Hard to beat.+**love** Decathlon sandals, the cheap ones. They are sturdy, ​firm, grippy. Full rubber on bottom, and $15 regular price. Hard to beat
 +  * Dirt colored :-/ 
 +  * The straps came out of the sole occasionally with plenty of warning, but were easily stuck back in with some Shoe Goo / rubber cement and kept on trucking.
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