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Feb
11
comment What things should I look for when buying a compass?
You should look for the possibility to arrest the magnetic needle - that compass would be more resistant to failures.
Feb
8
comment Wild camping in subsaharan Africa - madness, blasphemy, or bearable?
thanks berry, great answer!
Feb
8
comment Wild camping in subsaharan Africa - madness, blasphemy, or bearable?
Hello Shiraz! Thanks! Any particular experinece from the Okavango delta? How to camp to be safe from buffalo's, hippos, crocodiles... etc.?
Feb
4
comment What is the difference between the different types of snowboards? (all-mountain/freestyle/freeride/etc)
And what about Gullwing shape? Which category does it belongs to?
Feb
3
comment Wild camping in subsaharan Africa - madness, blasphemy, or bearable?
@tonys, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso
Feb
2
comment Sky map for tropics
thanks Rory, I thought of this, but Android is dead in tropics, since the battery lasts 2 days only and you cannot use normal replaceable AA batteries!
Feb
2
comment Sky map for tropics
Thank you, @berry.
Feb
2
comment Sky map for tropics
thank you. I know skymaps.com, I'm looking for something more detailed and possibly (but not necessarily) rotational (2 pieces of paper rotating against each other) so that it shows sky for particular time.
Feb
2
comment Sky map for tropics
@studiohack, this is really a rare item so it requires a good know-how of where to buy it. And sharing know how is on-topic here AFAIK.
Feb
1
comment How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
LBell is right: 99 times you feel like a dumb carrying 2 liters back to base. Suddenly 100th time something unexpected happens and the water saves your life.
Feb
1
comment Raw meat on hikes
@MatBanik, interesting discussion, especially in the context of our discussion on hunting a moose. In this light it makes much more sense. Please don't delete your comments here.
Feb
1
comment Raw meat on hikes
The cow will last several years... just take a living one with you.
Feb
1
comment What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
why the most stupid question always gets most votes? :-) Compared to the other question I've put, this one is the least likely to be useful :)
Feb
1
comment What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
And why 6:1 and not e.g. 4:1? Where is the recommendation from?
Jan
30
comment Is bear spray effective against other animals?
Wow, is there something that works on bears? I'd expect them just to sneeze and continue.. :-)
Jan
29
comment How to reduce the annoying sound of falling raindrops on a tent?
Come on, one can sleep soo well hearing this sound! Also because there is nothing better to do. Our skiing teacher called this beautiful time in German: Kindermachenzeit :-))
Jan
29
comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
a head - it is good to take a cap a with you when sleeping under the sky, even in summer.
Jan
28
comment Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
good question, I also heard that you shouldn't wear too much things - little paradox - don't know if it's true. But I think one should at least wear t-shirt and pants.
Jan
28
comment Time of high / low tide
thanks you. It's not so easy it seems, I just wanted to avoid that need for meteo information, as you most usualy dont have it...
Jan
28
comment Time of high / low tide
thanks your answer and a good reference. It's not so easy it seems, I just wanted to avoid that need for meteo information, as you most usualy dont have it...