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There doesn't seem to be anything in the (UK) rules saying this is required (unlike shooting jackets) Protective accessories may be used such as finger-protective tape or gloves, chest protectors, and arm guards As I understand it the chest protector is simply to allow you to pull the draw very close to your chest without it rubbing and hurting (and ...
Also, pop-up tents seem to weight much less than regular tents. Good if you need to carry the tent with you for long distances. And obviously you build pop-up tents much faster, which if you build and fold the tent every day is a good point.
The Pocket Shot! If you want a slingshot for backpacking, then this is the one I'd recommend: It looks unconventional, but I think it's genius, best part is you can store all your ammo in it and it packs away super small! Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kY5ku1kE_M You can even get a wisker cap for it and shoot arrows too:
On the surface this seems like a rather simple question, But imagine if the question was "What should I look for in hunting gun?" Essentially the same question, just a different weapon. I found an article Now: Super Accurate Slingshot(Popular Mechanics Jan 1984) that talks about state of the art 30 years ago. Much like for guns there are entire web sites ...
When I need to wash a drinking water bottle, canteen, bladder, etc. I fill it part way with warm water, and add table salt. This particularly effective for areas that have growth or contaminates and can not be effectively scrubbed. Add lots of salt, to the point of saturation (when shaken salt still settles to the bottom), Shake well. Most anything that ...
I drain mine thoroughly, hang/suspend it with the open end down, and stick an empty paper towel tube stuffed with paper towels into it to keep it open. I've found that if I only use water, and let them air dry promptly, I never have a problem. I only use filtered water in my bladder. If I feel I want to clean them, I use a warm white vinegar water solution ...
take a fish tank pump or air mattress pump and run a plastic tube into the bladder. It circulates air and takes about 30 minutes. For the tube itself, I remove the bit valve off the end and swing it around to get the centrifugal force to get most of the water out--then I use the pump--takes about 5 minutes.
Section 6.1 here shows what you should do. Once movescount is installed, it should just work. If this doesn't work then you may have a technical issue which you will need to take up with Suunto.
Have you checked with the manufacturer? They offer a lifetime warranty on many things, and if this isn't covered, they may still have your poles.
In a nutshell: when the weather goes bad, pressure drops, your perceived altitude increases when the weather clears, pressure rises, your perceived altitude decreases Using a precise topographic map of your hike, re-calibrate your altitude watch whenever possible. (At the start, at a summit, at a crossing,...)
In simplest terms, as you climb, the air pressure around you decreases and your watch subsequently registers an increase in elevation. However, thunderstorms are often associated with a low-pressure weather system moving in, which will also register on your barometer. This can erroneously be interpreted as an increase in elevation. Similarly, high pressure (...
In New Zealand most river crossings are not done solo. After being taught how important it is to choose a safe crossing point or choose not to cross, you are taught to link people in the group together and cross as a group (Up to four per group, although specifics of terrain may mean pairs are better). The group is much stronger than the individual, you put ...
How do people cross fast flowing rivers without a dedicated wading staff? I can answer this only for Colorado and California. You find a place where you can cross safely, given your strength and balance. This may mean a significant detour. First, for below timberline: Scout upstream and downstream for a log that has fallen across the stream. You ...
I've crossed a lot of fast flowing creeks and rivers in the Canadian Rockies, some deeper than my waist. The technique I use, and teach others to use, is to walk facing upstream, and walk sideways, leaning into the flow of water. It ultimately comes down to balance and how sure your footing is, I grew up crossing glacier fed rivers this way, so it was ...
I come form a coal mining town, in the mines they call the change rooms the 'dry', because mines can be very wet places and the 'dry' is where you'd dry out your clothes. Before they started putting ventilated lockers in the drys, they used to hang their clothes on hooks under baskets that they'd raise up to the ceiling with a rope and pulley system to where ...
I can think of multiple options for solving this problem. Tensionless Hitch i.e. wrap the rope around the beam enough times that it doesn't slip and unwrap to lower. Loop a sling over the beam, connect the ends with a carabiner and then counterbalance the items. Tie one strand of parachute cord to the beam, and then attach the items to that strand with ...
You can in a pinch, but not what it is made for. Won't last very long at all and will make a ton of noise. Get a piece of Tyvek and cut it to size. Cheap, light and durable. Can't beat it.
Once I was advised not to drink too much, but rather just sips, to get rid of the thirst: a camelback + a drinking tube in your backpack should be handy in this case. Of course, apply with reason: do not get yourself dehydrated! drink a lot before the trek (as advised in other answers), and not only: being well-hydrated in general is good for your health (...
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