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Old 02-06-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default Potable water in California.

In the case of SHTF, we're going to need clean water in southern california.
I don't mind sharing some of my spots if you don't mind. ;]



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Old 02-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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I know several springs in the Sierras and the Los Padres NF. But living in the San Fernando Valley means I will be reduced to using solar stills most likely.

Do you know of any in the SaMo mtns that are off the beaten path?



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In the Santa Monica Mountains there are a couple spots. But you've got to be careful because you can walk around there for days and not find any water at all.
You're best bet would be big sycamore canyon which you get to from the Rancho Satwiwa trail. From there you can go off trail and no one would find you.
But thats only a seasonal creek/waterfall.
I don't remember any more spots.

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That is the big problem with living in the dez. Well, that and the roving gangs of criminals, desperate sheep, and assorted sociopaths.

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Since you live in San Fernando Valley,
my advice to you would be if you were to bug out when SHTF go to Bishop, CA.
Then once you see cow fields find any dirt road that leads to the mountains and take it, you can immediately get "lost" in there and there are plenty of water sources almost year round.

Not to mention some deer, small game, and bears.

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Amen to that. I love the Bishop area and know it well. The eastern Sierras look so desolate from Hwy395, but get just off the road and they are paradise. Great fishing, hunting, old mines, and plenty of great water.

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GPS tagging.... works wonders.

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GPS tagging.... works wonders.
I've thought about this, but seem to be a bit paranoid about EMP of late.
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Oh yes m14,
they certainly do contain a hidden treasure.
My favorite part is the little lakes area, which is near "Tom's Place" if you've been there.
And I'm not that familiar with GPS tagging, plus I do not have a GPS.

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I am familiar with the Little Lakes area, but have not been there in 20 years. A trip is in order for this spring. Might need to be late spring due to the snow pack. So much snow this year already.



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