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In general, you want to be in the south during winter. Another problem is that parks are more dispersed in the east. One strategy might be to start in the northeast (which basically means Acadia) as late in the season as you can handle, then move down the east coast as the weather gets cooler, getting to the Everglades in the depth of winter. You then go ...


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Bit or preamble: Down is measured in "Fill Power". Fill power is a measure of the loft or "fluffiness" of a down product that is loosely related to the insulating value of the down. The higher the fill power the more air an ounce of the down can trap, and thus the more insulating ability an ounce of the down will have. Ultimately this is what you ...


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Down is a natural product, so fill quality, odour and durability can vary quite markedly within a species depending on the breed, age and condition of the bird. Practical performance is also strongly dependent on the skill of the processor and the quality of any proofing applied. These sources of variation are greater than any variation between duck and ...


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Turns out options are limited to mostly Big Sur. Luckily, there are a tremendous amount of trails and campgrounds in the area. A good place to start looking for camping in the Big Sur is their hiking page. This lists their backcountry trails, some of which allow dispersed camping. Big Sur wilderness falls into two categories: Los Padres National Forest, ...


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What you are describing is also known as "primitive camping" and searching for that in your state might lead to better results. Camping is allowed on all land that is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in your state. If you look up your local MD BLM office, their web page might contain a list of primitive camping areas. I know that for my state ...


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According to Chris Ralph from mindlab, you should go for these signs: Color Changes: In many districts, acidic mineral solutions have bleached the area rocks to a lighter color. This can be an indicator of gold. Iron Staining & Gossans: Not all veins produce much quartz – gold bearing veins can consist of calcite or mostly sulfides – which ...


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Additional for Greece: I'm a wild camper for many years in Greece. I have never any issue with locals or police.. Ok, I am careful in general but I guess also lucky. :) Yes, it is illegal and you must know where to go. The best is to ask the locals, or other campers that you will find there. As a general rule, after sunset you wont have any issue putting ...


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Most campground in Maryland State parks are not dispersed. The exception is Green Ridge State Forest Primitive camping has become a rare opportunity as most Public and Private campgrounds have adopted a more improved and consolidated approach to managing camping facilities. Camping at Green Ridge is a primitive experience in that the sites have a picnic ...


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Depends where you go. If you're going to a campsite with easy access, and one that is regularly maintained, reservable, and has power... then of course you're going to run into people. You need to to pick spots to camp that aren't on the map, the user maintained sites that aren't easy to get to. Unfortunately for you, but fortunately for the people who use ...


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Unless otherwise indicated by specific restrictions that supercede the default, U.S. National Forests generally allow backcountry camping anywhere you choose. They also generally allow dispersed camping along roads anywhere you want unless otherwise noted. Contact the local U.S. Forest Service ranger district or other relevant land management agency for the ...


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It is so not true that water mixed ice keeps food cold. Try your own experiment and see that it is true. This is exactly how you make ice cream, but just with some salt. Here is how you do it: 1) Buy your cooler according to size. Dont buy a cooler that it too big. 2) Fill the cooler with pre-chilled items. Try and reduce the air space as much as ...


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I know it's fashionable to store as much stuff as you can in your hammock and hang it underneath, but there are plenty of good reasons not to, most of which depend on your environment and sleeping preferences. In swamps and jungles, for instance, there are a lot of creeping and crawling things that like to attach themselves to spaces that...I don't know, ...



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