Specific to Women

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by VelvtRide, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    Lots of folks camp over off Boreass Pass and I've seen others campsites off some of the state roads as well. I've rarely seen anyone actually in the campsites though since I tend to be around during the part of the day they'd be out camping (oh and some of them are horse camping as well.)
  2. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    I am baffled by the worry about camping off by one's self. The few assholes I've ever been around have always been in developed campgrounds. I don't worry about my personal safety when I'm out in the middle of nowhere. It's really a lot more fun to let go of fear and explore.
  3. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    Thanks for the comments, I'll go for it. And it's true, the jerks usually camp on holiday weekends in their cars, so I should be fine :)
  4. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Hey ladies -

    When on the road, how do you create a temperature-controlled environment for meds that need to be kept within a certain degree range? I'm just asking b/c my BC needs to be kept around 77 degrees. My trip is on the East Coast (BRP) in May so outside temps should be pretty balmy but I'm just worried that being in the sun for several hours at a time could get my packed items toasty.

    I have a Wolfman Expedition tank bag that gets hot if I'm in the sun for 15 mins and I'm worried that the medication will burn up (figuratively) if put inside panniers for a day. Any thoughts? Thank you :ear
  5. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    I usually carry an extra bottle of water and put the meds next to that or rolled up in clothing in the middle of the pannier. For really hot days on long trips, I put water or food(refrigerated better) with the meds in a soft cooler bag and cram it in somewhere.
  6. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Thank you for your suggestions :clap
  7. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    Insulated carrier bag surrounded by clothes with or without a cooling pack inside the carrier bag depending on need but well inside of layers of clothing in saddlebags or a topcase away from the engine is where I would put it.
  8. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Thank you for the tips!
    I just placed an order on Amazon for an insulated bag.
    I don't want to take any chances!
  9. CanadaCarrie

    CanadaCarrie Carpe Diem!

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    Hi there, I have camped many times solo in the national parks between Washington State and all over Utah. NEVER an issue. Lots of people to feel secure and the camp hosts are always lovely... sometime too many so you have to watch your arrival times. Especially in Utah (Bryce, Zion, etc). Do not plan on a late in day arrival or you might be asking others to share their spot.

    Have a great trip! - Carrie

  10. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    Thank you, I'm really looking forward to it!
  11. operaflute

    operaflute Starving Artist

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    Been doing it for years. No problems. I prefer camping at parks vs. "the middle of nowhere," despite it feeling kind of wimpy. I can't ride at night (night vision problems), so I park the bike with a few hours to spare before sundown, camp withing walking distance of a fabulous hiking trail, and get myself a nice hike before bed time. I really enjoy the routine, the exercise, the scenery...
  12. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    That is exactly what I'm hoping to do, too! Thank you. -Dawn
  13. Penmeister

    Penmeister Portabella

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    I put meds in a ziplock bag and an ice pack or actual ice (free from ice machines in convenience stores) in a seperate ziplock bag. Both ziplock bags go in an insulated bag in one of my panniers or packs. Seems to be sufficient.
  14. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    That's a terrific idea. Thank you very much for the tip.
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I'm very fortunate at my age, to NOT have any med that are needed to be taken...
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    HappyCRNA AllTalkNoAction

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    Ditto!
  17. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Yeah, I wish I didn't have to worry about birth control, but I'm a few decades away from it not being a concern. I'm not ready for little Blixas just yet.
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    HappyCRNA AllTalkNoAction

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    :thumb
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    Gitana A work in progress

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    This is one of the main reasons I am so glad to have gone through menopause! There are lots of advantages to riding in one's 50's. :D
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Ten 4 !!! :clap