Alaska 2018 - Let's Share Plans / Logistics

Discussion in 'Americas' started by rickj, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    I carry an emergency contact card Klim made for me when I bought their gear. It is in the left forearm pocket of the jacket with the medical insignia in the outside.
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  2. migilito

    migilito Perpetual NooB

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    Agree with above. I carry an Inreach which does Live real time tracking, acts as an emergency 'beacon (SOS)' and allows me to communicate via text/email/facebook etc-anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world. I use mine for Mountaineering and ADV riding.
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  3. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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    I've printed out a card with my contact info, medical conditions, medicines and doctor. I put it in a small pouch with a cord and it goes around my neck. I've also got a Spot, usually on the bike, but I plan on clipping it on my jacket if I'm on a secluded road.
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  4. rrindfield

    rrindfield Adventurer

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    I’m not sure of your dates but I’m leaving 13 Jul from SW MI headed to Cody for a visit then continue West then north.
  5. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Someone introduced me to the idea of bringing along the free-standing freezer bags (used for soups and such-like) as a means of managing night-time bladder relief without needing to stagger out of a cold tent and run the gauntlet of mosquitos. I realized that the freezer bags could also be useful to temporarily store the contents of a fuel tank if I need to work on the fuel pump on my KTM - Due to that being one of the few reported potential trip-ending failures, I am carrying a spare pump and filter.
  6. Ol Man

    Ol Man Been here awhile

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    Just get a plastic bottle with a screw top lid and mark it "PEE".
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  7. AKDreadnaught

    AKDreadnaught Adventurer

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    Have you seen Guglatech filters?
  8. rickj

    rickj Been here awhile

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    I use a Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene. Works great and packs up real small in a Ziploc freezer bag.
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  9. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Yes but I'm not convinced that dirt, introduced through fueling, is the problem. There seem to be plenty of reports of people still having issues with the pump or pump intake filter, even with the guglatech filters installed.
  10. Rakesh Sridhar

    Rakesh Sridhar n00b

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    I found this company called Road ID which makes bracelets with contact info. Costs $25 but I just carry my wallet on me with all the details.
    https://www.roadid.com/
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  11. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    +1, I’ve been wearing a dog tag style Road ID for years. Started using it for cycling and now pretty much all the time. My dog has their K9 version as well.
  12. scoutDad

    scoutDad IBA#203

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  13. djroszina

    djroszina Long timer

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    I wear Depends, good for #1, #2, and #3.
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  14. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    TMI:lol3
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  15. inverted

    inverted Berwyn rocks

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    for emergency/medical information there are a few different apps you can put on your phone. they install an icon on your lock screen that when tapped or slid will show your medical information (medications, allergies, blood type etc) as well as emergency contacts in case you are incapacitated, even if your phone is locked or password protected.
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  16. lazyazz

    lazyazz Do the right thing, get the right result..

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    I know this is not the weather channel, but I need to scream somewhere....!!!
    Spring is really late coming, not sure if that will translate into points north... AK & Tuk.

    So on Sat & Sunday you could take your ride out for a bit of a shakedown.... it was 6-10 degrees C.
    This was 10 miles SW of Calgary on Saturday:
    W Calgary April 15 2018.jpg
    This was "next Day" Monday morning 2 miles S of Calgary -3 C .... is this ever going to end..!!!
    S Calgary Apr 16 2018.jpg
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  17. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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  18. inverted

    inverted Berwyn rocks

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    *supposed* to be in the teens up here by the end of the week. fingers crossed
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  19. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    I feel ya, it's only 58 degrees in LA, and it's mid April
    :lol3
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  20. slane6

    slane6 Adventurer

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    I use the same - works great!
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