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Old 06-17-2016, 06:21 PM   #1
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Camping Above 7000' for a Month

We have a chance to Camp Host at a campground that is about 7200'..

What are the things we need to look our for (besides Bears)....

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If your a low lander, it may take a little getting accustomed to. You'll tire a little sooner, be out of breath a little sooner.

Its easier to dehydrate, so keep up with your water. (drink a lot of water)

If you like to cook, you may want to google "High Altitude Cooking" as some of your dishes may not cook properly.

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If you have the ability to adjust to altitude by stopping a few nights along the way, every 1-2000'. I have a friend, young guy, that gets altitude sickness at 7000 FSL. Most people do not. Take it easy the 1st few days.

We used to fly from 500 FSL to 10K to hunt elk. The 4 things they tell you not to do, is;
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2) don't drink alcohol
3) don't eat fatty foods
4) don't exert yourself


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You can't make good coffee @7,000 feet! Water won't get hot enough! 5,000 is about the limit!

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If you have the ability to adjust to altitude by stopping a few nights along the way, every 1-2000'. I have a friend, young guy, that gets altitude sickness at 7000 FSL. Most people do not. Take it easy the 1st few days.

We used to fly from 500 FSL to 10K to hunt elk. The 4 things they tell you not to do, is;
1) Stay hydrated
2) don't drink alcohol
3) don't eat fatty foods
4) don't exert yourself


Everybody responds differently.


i certainly won't be exerting myself, so that's the easy part
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Depending on your general health it isn't a big deal. I used to live at sea level and travel to shooting matches in AZ at 7500 ft. Never had any indication of altitude problems. The matches included some fair amount of effort required. Now going skiing at Mammoth Mtn at 9000 ft would leave me with a headache on the 1st day.

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Certainly be careful opening anything that's been packed at a lower altitude...I've worn more than a few 'high pressure sprays' of various liquids - but most of all - enjoy the beauty of the high country - there's no better ...
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Certainly be careful opening anything that's been packed at a lower altitude...I've worn more than a few 'high pressure sprays' of various liquids - but most of all - enjoy the beauty of the high country - there's no better ...
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I'm told that generators may have a problem starting and running at higher altitudes.

I also read on the forum several years ago about a guy whose bed mattress was air inflatable and it exploded when he got up to a high altitude.
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We have spent weeks at more than 11,000 feet and never really got back to fully normal, however as long as you take it easy, especially if you take a couple of staged stops overnight along the way, you should be OK. Fairly common to end up with a headache for a couple of days which can be controlled with normal analgesics, but you should read up on altitude sickness just in case you turn out to be ultra- susceptible.

Depending on what sort of foods you cook and how you cook it, it might be worth buying a pressure cooker. No need to spend a lot of money as the cheapest one will do exactly the same job as the most expensive.

Coffee? Just graduate to Nestles instant because it tastes the same regardless of the water temperature. We have made coffee at 16500 feet and although it is a little cooler, the caffeine hit is just as good as at sealevel and you get to drink it sooner. At 7000 feet water boils at about 200F so it isn't much of a reduction and there is nothing magic about 212F when it comes to making coffee

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/shared/PDF/...ood_Safety.pdf

I have a propane generator and above about 9000 feet it won't start unless I manually override the govener throttle control to get the mixture right. Once it fires and runs for a few seconds I can let it take over and it runs OK. Of you have an uncompensated webasto diesel heater, they sometimes get temperamental above 9000 feet but should be OK at 7000. Propane refrigerators also play up at altitude but again, not at 7000 feet.
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Wow... Thanks so much for the "Heads Up" on items, hope we remember them all especially the ones about the "Mustard" and the Air Bed and Nestle Coffee.......

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