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Old 01-07-2013, 02:31 AM   #2236
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Question for anyone of the group and thank you in advance if you have time to answer...hope its not a repeat question that I missed: I have several pairs of boots that are still decent to wear and one has a gortex liner. I have my opinions on this but I have never been in such a situation as any of you where your feet are wet daily and boots constantly full of water for this long. I have only had this happen for 3-4 days at most. For this ride and weather, are there advantages to gortex or similar liners in your boots or disadvantages. What about the health of your feet/skin?
Hi AArrff.
I concur with what's already been said. My boots have Gore-tex within and that's great as long as you're just riding along in the wet. Alas it won't stop the water getting in from the top down when you're in it up to the thighs and will just trap it within. Wet feet time.
My own advice would be just get something that has the right balance of protection and comfort for YOU, enjoy the advantages and live with the inevitable drawbacks. Bas and Beemster used good quality hiking boots, I use high top hunting boots, Terry used some "Adventure" motorcyling boots that he pounded to death as they just weren't up to the hammer and Walter uses top end MotoX boots. We're all right if that's what suits us so just use what suits you. Simples!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:50 AM   #2237
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P's pics

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Taking a back seat just now as I think P will want to put some of his pics up from the last day or so, and they'll be much better quality wise than the iPics I've been posting.
Bear with us as we try to keep the thing chronologically aligned. RC
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:23 AM   #2238
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Stunning RR, enjoying every update.
Silly question but in the background there are no trees!
Mongolia is thousands of miles of endless grasslands .... either that or a guy with a giant lawn mower keeps the whole country neat
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:11 AM   #2239
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No trees.. so in their ger homes what do they use to burn in their stoves?

(thanks for another fascinating glimpse into places most of us will only see on our screens..)
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:15 AM   #2240
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No trees.. so in their ger homes what do they use to burn in their stoves?

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Dried yak scat??
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:20 AM   #2241
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No trees.. so in their ger homes what do they use to burn in their stoves?

(thanks for another fascinating glimpse into places most of us will only see on our screens..)
I have seen all sorts of things ... fires tend to be started with chopped wood split into various sized splinters. I have also seen dried sheep and cow dung patties used. And I have seen coal used.

In this case, I remember the woman was using wood.

Their kids had the family tomahawk which split the wood from logs into chunks. I recall a pile of wood logs next to the ger of the kids. The two boys had their own ger about a quarter mile away from their parents.

There are occasional forests in Mongolia. I guess wood is also something that they can always buy in the nearest villages too.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:20 AM   #2242
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Dried yak scat??
We used dried cow pats for fire fuel in Kazakhstan and Krygastan. They would burn well and were plentiful.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:37 AM   #2243
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Dried Camel Patties

A pile of Camel patties I found behind a gas station 75 miles SW of Altai last March.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #2244
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A pile of Camel patties I found behind a gas station 75 miles SW of Altai last March.


looks like oatmeal-raisin cookies
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:45 AM   #2245
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This in todays BBC News:

Wolves raid east Russia villages
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #2246
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I'm sorry ckjj888, but what's wrong with the new reply button?
I get a bit of scrolling cramp with you guys quoting heaps of pics
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #2247
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This ^^^

I couldnt agree more
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:06 AM   #2248
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+another

Same here. I've only got about 1mb sec connection
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #2249
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same here. university really could invest in internet!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:27 AM   #2250
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