[Cdt-l] Fwd: Insects in NM

Matt Signore mpsignore at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 10:33:50 CST 2013


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On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM, <ks1007 at aol.com> wrote:

> *cowboys say that if you run some rope around your campsite that snakes
> won't slither over it*
>
>  **
> *Keith *
> *Deming, NM*
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Ostheimer <rick.ostheimer at sbcglobal.net>
> To: jdrows <jdrows at gmail.com>; cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> Sent: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 7:15 pm
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Insects in NM
>
> Re:  Would either the rattlesnakes or scorpions be sufficient reason to
> use an enclosed tent versus a tarp? I see several journals in which
> cowboy camping is common.
>
> While I cowboy camped a lot on the PCT and fully expected to do so on
> the CDT, I found I mostly erected by Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis (a
> pyramid-shaped tarp with fringe of bug netting) mainly as a wind break.
> (Once, in MT when I did cowboy camp, I had to jump out of the sleeping
> bag at 3am upon feeling some raindrops and hurriedly put the tarp up
> over my camp.)
>
> Never saw a rattlesnake or scorpion, though one or the other may have
> slithered or crawled over me as I slept.
>
> Your post indicated you plan to leave April 1 or so.  Be aware there
> will be some cold nights and possibly a lot of snow up in the San Pedro
> Wilderness.
>
> Handlebar
> CDT 10, 11, 12 and done
>
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