Re: Another Philmont Question
Fredrich Cruse (fcruse@NEMONET.COM)
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 11:26:41 -0600
On 10 Jun 97 at 8:14, David J. Burgart wrote:
Thanks for the answers to my questions about tents and fires at
Philmont. Now I have one more question about water filters.
Do you take water filters along to Philmont?
We have taken them, and found them to be far superior to the iodized
water. Philmont uses iodine :((!!! which also helps them sell gatorade
(although I like gatorade for more than covering the taste of iodized
water). I watched a staffer use the same filter I have and get water
out of mud (sure didn't do much for the life of the filter, though ;) ).
Do you use iodine? Is there enough potable water that you don't worry
You WILL do one or the other. Plan on it. This is the back country.
Do not let any crew member think that they are not going to drink
because they do not like the taste of the water. You have to make them
drink. Otherwise you will have cases of altitude sickness and a poor
Thanks in advance for your help.
Fredrich J. Cruse
"What we are, we are always becoming"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City