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[RC] Wussification/how to have a portable shower - heidi larson

Go buy a yard sprayer, I think 3+/- gal. is what I had, 


cut off the spray handle/wand and put in a brass nipple


cut the hose of a sink faucet sprayer and attach to the brass nipple


Heat water over your camp stove to boiling, add to water in the sprayer until 
you get the desired temp., stand in your horse trailer either on a tarp or in a 
low tub to catch the water and keep shavings/manure off your newly cleaned feet 
and pump up the sprayer and voila, you're clean!  You will have to repump the 
sprayer periodically but it works great!

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heidi larson

--- On Sat, 10/11/08, Carla Richardson <richardson.carla@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Carla Richardson <richardson.carla@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RC] Wussification of endurance
To: "Tx Trigger" <txtrigger@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 5:10 PM
I agree with much of what you're saying, Jonni, even
though this is my first
year of endurance, and I don't have a long personal
history of the sport, I
can compare with only what I've read.  I'm very
fortunate to live where I
do, where most of the rides are in areas where you can do
one 50 mile loop,
or two loops, rather than a series of small loops coming
back into camp.
One thing that I really don't like is having a lot of
vet holds.  I prefer
having one vet hold (like the Duck has for his rides).  I
have never had a
crew, so when the vet hold is in camp that's convenient
for me, but I sure
don't bask in AC, I'm usually in a tent or in the
back of my Bronco, not
exactly "wussified" camping for me. <G>  No
showers, either.  Have to
confess, I would love a hot shower after a few days... ! 
Baby wipes and wet
paper towels just aren't the same.

I just got back from the Grand Canyon XP, I finished Day 1
and Day 2, and
regretfully left to come home yesterday morning.  The
change in the weather
was a big factor for me, because I was in a tent.  The wind
whipped that tent all night Thursday night.  Exhausting.  I
have to say, I
REALLY wish I had a LQ trailer or at least a camper,
because trying to sleep
in a tent with high winds whipping it all night - well,
it's impossible.
Yesterday morning, with a raging headache and aching body
(I felt like I had
the flu!), I knew there was no way I could ride another 50
miles.  I did
finish two days and I'm just sick that I couldn't
keep going.  But I knew it
was too much for me, and didn't want to punish my horse
by riding like a
sack of potatos on his back!

In short, some "improvements" like LQ trailers
and meals cooked for the
riders in camp are GREAT.  Annie always has lunch on the
trail for everyone,
and has a hot meal after the ride, every night.  On a
multi-day, that's so
wonderful.  Coming in late, like I do <G>, I really
appreciate having a
ready-made dinner.  I'd probably go to bed hungry if I
had to fix something.

The Grand Canyon XP trails are gorgeous, and I fully intend
to return next
year.  I'm so proud of my horse, Khid, in his and my
first year of
endurance, we're up to 610 miles now - 300 of those
miles are from
the Duck's rides.  If I could, I'd go to all of his
rides, that's another
one of my goals, to be a Gold XP Rider.  I just need a
camper for my truck!

Carla Richardson



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Re: [RC] Wussification of endurance, Carla Richardson