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May
8
answered The outdoors, solitude and dealing with loneliness
May
8
answered What practical issues do I need to be aware of when hiking or camping on my own?
May
8
comment How do I extend the life of waterproof leather boots?
Not sure how things work in your country, but here in the Czech Republic we have companies like Restday Zlín that will take an old leather boot and if the leather is still fine, they will replace the whole sole. I don’t have a personal experience, but the pictures look convincing and people are happy about the service. The price is around a quarter of the original shoe. Seems like a reasonable option to me.
May
6
comment How do I extend the life of waterproof leather boots?
Sorry, forgot about that. No experience, I have never repaired the seams.
May
6
answered How do I extend the life of waterproof leather boots?
Apr
28
answered Does wash in waterproofing work on a non-waterproof shell?
Mar
30
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Mar
30
comment How effective are portable electric fences?
I don’t. I would simply not camp there.
Mar
29
answered How effective are portable electric fences?
Mar
25
accepted Cooking by pouring hot water into plastic bags?
Mar
25
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Mar
25
accepted How do I store a bivy sack?
Mar
21
comment Cooking by pouring hot water into plastic bags?
The manufacturer says you can microwave the bags, but the bags are only known to withstand “defrosting and reheating” temperatures, not boiling. Pouring hot water into the bag ought to be fine by this logic, but I guess that’s subjective.
Mar
21
comment Cooking by pouring hot water into plastic bags?
I wouldn’t think about it if I could not reuse the bags. I figured that with a decent thickness they should be quite durable. Washing the pot takes time and water, and sometimes both are precious (like when sleeping in a bivy sack in the winter or rain).
Mar
21
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Mar
21
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Mar
21
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Mar
20
revised Dealing with very cold climate (clothing)
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Mar
20
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Mar
20
asked Cooking by pouring hot water into plastic bags?