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Old 12-20-2012, 07:40 AM   #1741
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Sorry Deadly99, beaver fever isn't from dead animals. Beaver fever is also knowns as giardia, see this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardia

Best RR ever!

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FWIW...I don't know any area of continental USA that it is considered safe practice to drink water without treatment.

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:41 AM   #1742
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creek water

I had to get on a few hunters the other day about cleaning deer and leaving the gutts in the creak. I told them about mad deer disease, they bought it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:47 AM   #1743
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Ray Mears seems to think it's fine to drink out of fast flowing water so long as it has a gravel bed and there's nothing dead it in it within 10 meters upstream. Ray Mears is the man, if it's good enough for him it's good enough for me.
I'd bet Bear Grylls would drink it too
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:51 AM   #1744
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oh btw, did you order it directly from USA or from some EU vendor?

can't seem to find information if you are using rim locks on your tubes?
Direct from the US of A

And I wasnt using any rim locks ... I think some of the others were ?? Prutser?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:55 AM   #1745
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There is just so much that's so wrong in that pic. I love GSes, I have one but wouldn't take it off the slab unless it was a dare or a "lets just see".
We'll come back to this point, and the astonishing efficacy of BMWs marketing department in a few days with 2 German guys we met in Mongolia.
Looking forward to this installment. It took me awhile to learn the lesson, but lighter is better.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #1746
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I'm with Walter... I drink most everywhere I stop. My body has had a chance to adapt and grow stronger...
I guess its different strokes for different folks ... but I gotta agree with you here Jettn Jim.

The human body responds to stress by getting stronger .... the only way to grow muscles is to stress them - not over stress them - but you gotta make them work. The only way to improve your immune system is to make it work.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #1747
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I've started preparing my 640 Adventure for next year's big trip and was just exactly thinking which sprockets to install cause stock ones last only 6000-7000 km's for me
thanks for that!!
oh btw, did you order it directly from USA or from some EU vendor?

can't seem to find information if you are using rim locks on your tubes?
any advice?

i'm reading this RR everyday!
thanks for sharing and can't wait to see Mongolian part of it
MSR HP is also the ironman sprockets. I believe MSR bought the rights to the dirt tricks brand. You can usualy get those thru a tucker rocky/parts unlimited dealer.

I have them on my KTM300 and the rear wears like iron but the fronts dont seem to last any longer than a normal steel sprocket. I just run a Moose Steel front on my bike.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #1748
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Is this ride report gonna be done before Christmas...as it's awfully inconsiderate/rude for you guys to keep posting this as I'll be looking for more installments when I should be interacting w/ family!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:03 AM   #1749
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Just boil it - actually you don't even need to do that 76.5ºC will do the trick. In some parts of the world no matter the water source this should be done. For example some mountain streams in Canada have "Beaver Fever" which can make you quite sick.
There's a health technology org here in Seattle (www.path.org) who do water purification for third world areas. One of the more interesting ways it's being done is via chlorine made by electrolysis with table salt. Make the chlorine in seconds, put it in the water and drink.

Here's an example of one of the units.

http://www.path.org/projects/safe-wa...lorination.php

Here's info on a pen-sized version for personal use. Not big at all.

http://www.miox.com/images/datasheet...r_Consumer.pdf
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:05 AM   #1750
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Absolutely stunning ride so far - I'm floored - thanks for all the great photos guys.

I'm actually impressed you haven't hit any dead ends yet, I traced some GPS tracks through Northern Alberta a few years back and ended up spending a few days dragging my little 250 through swamps. What looked like trails on the GPS images had turned into bogs after a wet period. Nice work route planning.

You've definitely put this part of the world on my bucket list, whether on 2 wheels or 4 on the 2014 Mongol Rally!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #1751
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[QUOTE=Jettn Jim;20289723I'm with Walter... I drink most everywhere I stop. My body has had a chance to adapt and grow stronger...[/QUOTE]

I guess its different strokes for different folks ... but I gotta agree with you here Jettn Jim.

The human body responds to stress by getting stronger .... the only way to grow muscles is to stress them - not over stress them - but you gotta make them work. The only way to improve your immune system is to make it work.





the best way to not get an illness is to have a bit to start with......same go's for sanity too i reckon

nature hates a vacumn
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:32 AM   #1752
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Colebatch • Today 03:57 PM

the best way to not get an illness is to have a bit to start with......same go's for sanity too i reckon

nature hates a vacuum
Trying to develop a resistance to giardia is a little like trying to develop a resistance to .44 mag. It's a particularly nasty critter, and the antibiotic treatment (usually metronidazole) is no bundle of laughs either.

Fantastic report once again, Walter!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #1753
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I'm actually impressed you haven't hit any dead ends yet, I traced some GPS tracks through Northern Alberta a few years back and ended up spending a few days dragging my little 250 through swamps. What looked like trails on the GPS images had turned into bogs after a wet period. Nice work route planning.
This is precisely the beauty of using satellite imagery to plot unpaved routes. One develops a knack for interpreting the quality/traversability of a track by evaluating elevation variances and water features for a given spot.

And in my neck of the woods, sat-img gives a sense of whether land is Private/gated or not and thereby unpassable. On this score i'm very impressed (and envious) of Walter & crew's ability to cross vast reaches of land with locked gates a non-issue

Walter: did you spring for the for-pay Google Earth Pro features? I'm specifically curious if the Pro upgrade gives one higher resolution imagery than the free version
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:08 AM   #1754
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Is this ride report gonna be done before Christmas...as it's awfully inconsiderate/rude for you guys to keep posting this as I'll be looking for more installments when I should be interacting w/ family!!!
Its a tradition for me to do ride reports that go over Xmas and New Year :)
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #1755
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Walter: did you spring for the for-pay Google Earth Pro features? I'm specifically curious if the Pro upgrade gives one higher resolution imagery than the free version
Nope

The areas where google earth doesnt have top resolution are still many in the former soviet union ... thats where the program I mentioned earlier (SASplanet) is superior ... it allows you to switch between image provider. You can use the Google images, or switch to Bing, or Yahoo, or a couple of Russian ones like Yandex, RosKosmos or Kosmosnimki.
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