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One can always pass on the various techniques of situational awareness to others while in the outdoors by simply sharing your knowledge while hiking! In order to be good teachers, we must be versed enough in this art in order to pass on the knowledge we have learned. Some universities offer courses which include situational awareness within their ...


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My suggestion would be to create a path in Google Earth and then view the elevation profile of the path. Here is an example of what that would look like, One caveat, Google Earth underestimates the steepness because instead of calculating slope as rise/run it uses rise/hypotenuse.


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Most of your question is covered in When is the midge season in Scotland?. But I'll answer the non-duplicate question: Is there anything else a part from midge spray I can use to keep them away? Yes quite a few alternatives, these are covered pretty well in this question. To name a few: Lemon Eucalyptus oil Avon Skin So Soft (I kid you not!) ...


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I've been battling the little buggers for half a century. Here's what I've learned. Take them seriously! Most of the time they're only a minor irritant, but at their worst they're very nasty. I've twice had to help people in toxic shock from midge attack. Make sure you're prepared. Know your enemy They don't like sunlight, so are are more active at dawn ...


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You can buy candles that contain citronella. I was pretty sceptical about their effectiveness, but last weekend, we lit two outside the tent and we were able to sit outside relatively unmolested. Best advice - camp somewhere exposed - midgies can't cope with much more than a gentle breeze. And for the love of God, take a midge net - they're hot and ...


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Is it possible to drive the route from Helsinki at this time of the year? In general, yes, you should have no problem driving from Helsinki to Saariselkä towards the end of May. Be cautious of moose and reindeer crossing the road in front of you (or lurking at the edges). How about getting from Saariselkä to the parking lot in Aittajarvi, is it ...


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Well, it won't get you nearly 3 yards, but I absolutely love this thing: http://gearward.com/products/keychain-duct-tape



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