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comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
@ShemSeger -- Cool! :)
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comment Carrying hardboiled eggs when hiking
For what it's worth, I carry them hiking in the Southeastern US during August. I eat them on Day 2 without any issues. That doesn't mean it's "safe", just that it's worked for me so far.
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comment My head torch/lamp has a red mode, why?
@DudeOnRock - I'm not clear on how this doesn't answer the question. Preservation of night vision is indeed the reason to use the red setting, as far as I know. Let's not beat up so quickly on the new users guys ;)
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comment Trail maintenance: what is considered inappropriate when maintaining a trail?
@Reid -- Thanks for sharing your opinion.
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Feb
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comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
@BenCrowell - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10737847 The risk is minimal, which is why I said 'potential', but the risk is there and to call my claim "totally" false is hyperbole. There have been confirmed cases of Giardia in the back country. Also, Giardia is not the only parasite out there. As someone who has personally had amoebic dysentery from contaminated back country water... it's not something I'm willing to take chances with even if the odds ARE small. Using a filter is far less hassle than another bout of that.
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Feb
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comment Pressing the knee while ascending
My guess is that it's "easier" because you are transfering some of the effort to lift your upper body from your thigh to your arms. However you are also exerting that force through your knee at an odd angle; Essentially you are applying that force straight to the joint rather than through the supporting muscles. (as a comment, not an answer because this is just my speculation).
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