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Sam D.

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I knew rabbit was not too bright cause he/she asked the question in the very thread that contained the answer.
He/she also wanted me to give a precise answer without knowing all the variables. Typical millennial kid
Seattle Mitch

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Hey Rabbit. If you have a filter, then use it. Why are you even asking this?
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WTF Rabbit....you can...just drink pee
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Lots of new members unable to take advice or suggestions given. Pretty sad. No need for the attitude Rabbit. You asked and got an answer. There is a thread about water quality which was shared yet you are more apt to come back in the negative. Good luck.
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How do we know how much water you drink a day? The consumption rate is based on the person weight + ambient temperature. I say for a single person I'd bring at least 1 gal a day.
The sources are exposed you get all the dust and dry donkey crap so make sure you get a decent filter.
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So you don't really know what a 1.5 weeks worth of water is for me, or whether I can safely drink the water at the springs? Guess I will wait for another "expert" opinion if you don't mind.  NOT!

 I have filters to take care of the usual bugs etc, and my rig holds 35 gallons whenever I go off-road, not including my adult beverages''''''I think 5 gallons a day times 7 days should get me back to civilization without a filter

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Number of days you camp * (How much do you drink a day  + water you need for cooking per day (if you plan to cook)) + emergency water if you break down and get stuck.
When you soak you will dehydrate so bring more than you normally drink.
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What do you consider a 1.5 week supply? In gallons, please

 

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Water at the springs was covered in this post a while ago:
http://forum.salinepreservation.org/post/show_single_post?pid=1294226708&postcount=20&forum=168231


Personally, I would not venture anywhere without 1.5 week supply.
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Hello! I know it's an older thread, but please let me know if I can use the water at the springs as long as I filter it first. It would be nice to not haul anymore water than needed for a week stay. 



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Thanks all who provided help. I ended up changing my plans due to the washer board on Racetrack and Death Valley Road round to Eureka being such that my trapped nerve in my arm went ballistic.  So I never got across to Saline Valley. Instead I had a couple days day cycling and hiked up Ubehebe Peak, Eureka dunes plus some MTB in Kyle Canyon outside Las Vegas.  I did camp at Homestake Drycamp, Mesquite Springs and Eureka Dunes, finally driving around via Lone Peak to Panamint Springs for a cycle over to Stove Pipe Wells and back.  On my way out of Eureka Valley I got a flat but lucky it was a slow one.  Lovely area, I was surprised to find that many access roads and camp grounds were still closed to folks in the Panamint Mtn region, so my plans within plans kept changing!
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Stimpy I'm betting that the run down from steel to springs is in pretty good route finding shape, judging on hear-say of how much truck traffic has been thru. should be a fun trip. 
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MTH, I am leaving options open for Eureka to Homestake via Lippincott quite open after reading a couple of blogs suggesting conditions may dictate sleeping at Steele Pass and/or camping south of the springs near the Ecological Reserve. That would certainly shorten the Lippincott day climb.  It's all an adventure for sure.... I was perusing aerial shots of Steele pass and it looks like I could be faced with some tricky route finding too what with all the washes to cross.
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Simon,

    As a bike tourer and someone who has been over Steele Pass in a 4x4. I have been considering this kind of a trip lately. I think that the worst part will be the sand at Eureka Dunes. It is my feeling that from the Dunes to the Springs would be a 1 day ride. Although camping at the Marble bath would be nice! A climb up from the dunes on a sand track to Dedekera and then the road is (usually!)good from there to Steele Pass, from there it is all downhill. Rocky surface.
   Doable on a full suspension mtb, but better on a fatbike.

   The ride from the springs out on the Batroad is also sandy. You might consider making it a 2 day ride once you leave the springs back to Homestake. Day 1 to the bottom of Lippencott(going that way?) or up as far as you want on South Pass and then doing the rest of the climb in the morning. There is water in some of the canyons of the Inyos.

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the lower springs water is posted "non potable" because it has not been treated, I know many people who drink it with no ill effect
bob from tahoe
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