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comment What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?
You wear glasses and that is likely protection enough. I sometimes wear lenses while hiking so that I don't have to worry about stray twigs. To each his own I suppose.
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comment What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?
Have you tried Silky and ARS saws?
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comment Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
@Kate isn't that what long underwear is? In colder states "long johns" are common.
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comment Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
Good points (+1). Re: (2) There are full-side-zip pants for mountaineers (crampons) and wide-opening pants for skiers/boarders and regular boots. Re: (3) Any time it's cold or wet I've used layers, and so did the people around me. Because a jacket is easier to put on everyone starts there when that is sufficient of course.
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comment What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?
@Olin a machete serves a different purpose I believe. From your answer I think you're used to hardwood forests, where a machete doesn't do much good, but they can be very quick for soft, fast growing shoots and vines that would take a lot longer to clear one at a time with a clipper. Although now that I look at link that looks like a pretty poor machete.
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comment What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?
Great answer. I'd like to add one thing: bring eye protection!
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answered Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
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comment What's the best writing implement to carry to sign a Geocache?
Fisher space pen perhaps?
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comment Performance of fur garments?
@MaskedPlant I'll consider splitting this soon.
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revised What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
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comment How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
What do you find missing from my current answer? I believe all the information is provided in the linked videos and articles, and illustrated in the pictures.
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comment Are there significant behaviour differences among bear species to adopt different safety rules?
@Kate I was sorely tempted to post that full joke as an answer.
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comment Performance of fur garments?
@sdg I'm not particularly interested in fur garments available today, but rather the comparison between historical and modern. I guess a secondary interest would be the use of animal pelts in a survival situation but that's fanciful.
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comment Performance of fur garments?
@Olin Yes, which is part of the motivation for my question. Nevertheless people and animals are different; sea otters eat about one third of their body weight every day so for example a human in a complete suit of sea otter fur is still not going to survive icy water.
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