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Jan
24
revised How can I make a snow shoe in the wilderness from commonly available materials and simple tools?
brought image inline
Jan
22
comment Trousers and jacket for winter walk up to 1085m (Snowdon)
I'm a huge MEC fan, but going hiking within a degree or two of freezing is an edge case for a Canadian clothing supplier. We have to deal with cold (but it's a dry cold hahah) more than damp. Just be sure to recalibrate what pages say about "cold" and "very cold" - English news reports say "don't go out unless you have to" at -2C, Canadian ones at -30C
Jan
19
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
19
answered How can I acclimatize to cold?
Jan
15
awarded  Fanatic
Jan
8
answered How can you make a MSR WhisperLite stove simmer?
Jan
5
awarded  Custodian
Jan
5
revised What is the fastest style of sled?
added toboggan info and pic
Jan
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the fastest style of sled?
Jan
5
revised What is the fastest style of sled?
added 414 characters in body
Jan
5
answered What is the fastest style of sled?
Jan
4
revised What can I use to label my medicine tubes?
brought picture inline
Jan
4
comment Winter food: which types of food are less inclined to freeze?
It's going to get very hard to spread either way. Eggs are probably oil based too but they freeze
Jan
4
answered What are some effective ways of reducing itching from a mosquito bite?
Jan
4
answered Winter food: which types of food are less inclined to freeze?
Jan
4
comment Winter food: which types of food are less inclined to freeze?
dried foods don't freeze.
Jan
4
revised what are the criteria that should be taken in consideration when buying a PLB?
explaining why it's not a dupe
Dec
27
revised Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
numbered list
Dec
26
comment What dried vegetarian foods have the highest ratio of calories to volume?
I take both peanut butter and my children to Ontario wilderness, and have met brown/black bears - seen them in the day, and heard them at night and had them bash my canisters around. The peanut butter doesn't seem to have caused a problem.
Dec
26
answered What dried vegetarian foods have the highest ratio of calories to volume?