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#45786 - 19/03/09 10:13 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Slogger]
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A 10 day jaunt packing light seems to be the way to do it. I would think a bivvy bag for the odd night on the hill would be fine rather than the weight of a tent.

Did you use water purification tablets? filter? Boil? or pot luck?

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#45792 - 20/03/09 08:29 AM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Global-Medic]
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we used bivvy bag from Middleton-in-Teesdale
the tent got too heavy
frost on Chew Green in June
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#45839 - 22/03/09 10:02 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: tim smith]
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My solo tent weighs 1.4 kg so I would rather carry the extra lttle weight.
I usually get water from streams without any purification or boiling(Never had a problem in over 50 years) however I always managed to get bottled water after the first day.
Dave.

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#45845 - 23/03/09 12:06 AM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Slogger]
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after getting water from a stream, have you never gone further up strean and seen a dead sheep in the stream, puts plenty of body in the water
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#45854 - 23/03/09 02:02 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: tim smith]
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Tim,
If there was a dead sheep in the streams that I have used, it has never had any adverse effects. Actually in all my years of walking, I have come across plenty of dead deers and sheep but only twice have I have seen them in a stream.
Dave.

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#45859 - 23/03/09 05:02 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Slogger]
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Dave,
i have seen sheep in becks and a cow in a river above a water extraction plant.
reported the cow to the environment people and they said they just leave them to let nature take it's course.
would always advise boiling any water or treating with purification tablets, better safe than sorry.
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#45865 - 23/03/09 09:11 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: tim smith]
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There always seems to be this fear of a dead sheep just upstream from where you're drinking but I've never heard of the death of any walkers from this. Much more worrying is the prospect of going to your local hospital when it has recently made the national news for 400 patients needlessly dying over a three year period with "appalling standards of care" as budgets were cut in a bid to meet government targets. It's just a case of putting everything in perspective really.

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#45866 - 23/03/09 11:11 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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>"---where you're drinking---"<

Hello. That's a question I've been meaning to ask. Are the spring waters sweet (unlikely) in the areas along the C2C, or what is the source of fresh drinking water. I tend to consume about 4-5 liters of water a day.
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#45890 - 24/03/09 08:50 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: joe yak]
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Drinking that amount during a walk, just be careful where you dispose of it later. A dead sheep upstream of where Im drinking, I dont mind, BUT?!
Dave.

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#45891 - 24/03/09 09:23 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Slogger]
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Originally Posted By: Slogger
Drinking that amount during a walk, just be careful where you dispose of it later. A dead sheep upstream of where Im drinking, I dont mind, BUT?!
Dave.


Perhaps they disposed of it upstream of the sheep and that it why it is dead!
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