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You should have some deterrents, such as bear spray or air-horn. Wolves will generally not harm you though they can often approach you (at least here in BC) and in this instance, the recommended advice is to make them believe that you are a threat to them, by shouting, banging, etc.. Bear spray can be used as a last resort.


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tricky, Rain - Scotland is pretty wet but May and June look to be your best bet. Light - Skye gets very long summer days which stretch out the 'golden hour', the summer solstice is in June Midges - apparently the first midges start hatching May-June, unfortunately the best time to go to avoid them is winter but this isn't the best time for your other ...


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Wolf attacks are incredibly rare whereas bear attacks are more common. Typically wolves are afraid of humans and will actively avoid contact. Humans are the predator typically in wolf encounters so they are much more afraid of us than we of them. That said wolves have been known to attack humans, normally when driven by hunger or disease (rabies). When they ...


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Avoid eating sugary foods, the digestion of sugar tends to heat your core quickly, and then just as quickly your core temp goes back down. Eat some cheese right before going to sleep. This does not have the problem that sugary foods do. Drink warm liquids periodically during the day. Keep a small stove going at night and occasionally wake up, heat some ...


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You're going to have to take a chance. The west coast of Scotland (where Skye is) is the wettest part of the UK. If you're up there for 5 days, it might rain everyday regardless of time of year. That said, statistically, the driest time of the year is between March and May. This also has the advantage of being out of midgy season. I don't believe that Skye ...


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Some of these answers have the basics, and new posts are redundant, others miss things or aren't true. I've been plenty warm in 0° with a mummy bag from KMart. The trick is knowing how to use what gear you have. Always have a ground layer to prevent conduction. Go to bed warm, hydrated, and fed. Don't bother with a tent, in general. You'll most likely ...



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