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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Some q´s - Forum rules: Why are they important?  Reply with quote


I´ve been walking for the last 6 months (some 6700 km to date, through Central, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Turkey...) and feel fit enough to loop up to Jerusalem on the INT after going south following roughly Jordan´s ¨King´s highway¨ first (which is the next stretch waiting) :-)

The fact that I´ve been on the road for so long also means that my specific prep for the beautiful Negev portion of the INT is probably considerably less than desireable. For one, I cannot use amazon or other traditional means to acquire the guide and study it in advance...

Here are some questions that I could not find the answers to yet. Hope all is in accordance with forum rules (I did not find them - blind me):

1) Is there a PDF copy of the guide? There is apparently no kindle version. I´m not asking for a free copy. I would pay for it the same amount, if it exists - from the author, maybe? If not (more probable, I guess) is it possible to buy the guide at some address in Eilat?  

2) I realize problems of GPS and its functionality. Nevertheless I´ve used OSM and Google satellite footage successfully to navigate thus far. There are GPS Tracks of the INT online and while it might be difficult to get a GPS reading in a narrow Wadi, these are probably the least likely place to get lost. Has anyone done the INT relying heavily on GPS (when the markings were unclear)

3) There are thankfully rather detailed water caching tipps on INT sites. Is there also a place that lists the food resupply points in the desert - other than what is probably in the guide? I saw a very nice ¨Data Sheet¨ project, but the attempt seems to be 6 years old and maybe it was abandoned? Again, due to the fact that I have been walking for so long, and hit the trail running, as it were, I have to possibility to bring dried freeze food packs.

Thanks for any helpful input,
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Johannes,

As you can see past hikers hardly participate here. So in order to help future hikers I'd appreciate
if you follow the forum rules. They are posted to the right of the posting window. Thanks.

Here they are again:

Please download the preface to the guide and the water caching instructions
If you want to hike without caching water please download the instructions here
Please help future hikers and follow the forum rules.
1.If you can't easily find the information you need please use the Search tool
2. Kindly ask only one question at a time.
3. In the subject line provide a short and precise title.
4. Post your question in the appropriate forum or subforum.
5. Can't find the right forum? Post your question in the general forum.
6. Got an answer and have another non related question? Post it in a new thread.
7. Please do not ask in private messages.
8. When looking for a partner please include dates and contact info. PM works too.
9. If you want a partner who is approximately your age let them know yours.
10. Following the rules is your contribution / help to future hikers so they can find information faster and/or easier

I hope you understand. Thanks a lot.  

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