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Dec
26
revised Adequate Shoes for Travel
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Dec
16
answered Is a varied diet necessary while backpacking?
Dec
13
revised Moose: How to decrease the risk of being injured?
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Dec
13
answered What can I do to keep my hands warm while using touchscreens in the winter?
Dec
13
answered Moose: How to decrease the risk of being injured?
Dec
9
awarded  Excavator
Dec
9
revised How can rope/cordage be packed to minimize tangles?
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Dec
7
comment Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
In addition, women can and do wear tights under their pants for extra warmth on cold days. There's no valid reason why men couldn't do that too: they just don't.
Dec
6
comment Apart from down, is there any outdoor material that should not be stored stuffed?
Leaving a kink in a cable by having it wound tightly around something hard can weaken it.
Dec
6
answered Apart from down, is there any outdoor material that should not be stored stuffed?
Dec
4
comment Are there significant behaviour differences among bear species to adopt different safety rules?
How can you tell black bear scat from grizzly bear scat? Grizzly bear scat has bear bells in it.
Nov
27
comment How to keep water cold in hot weather?
I freeze half-full bottles on their sides with the lid off - being on a slight angle from flat if necessary to keep the water from spilling out. Then in the morning top up with water. You can drink right away with this approach and it stays cold for most of the day.
Nov
27
comment How do I treat hot spots and blisters when I have no moleskin?
I suggest you take a tiny amount (one or two blisters worth) of whatever you like to use for blisters, and leave it permanently in your day pack, jacket pocket, camera case, or the like. Then you will always have it no mtter what kind of walk you're on.
Nov
27
comment How do I treat hot spots and blisters when I have no moleskin?
Bandaid sells the Compeed products in North America. It's not always obvious on the box, but the instructions refer to Compeed being printed on one of the pieces of paper you peel off. I think it's called Blister Block these days.
Nov
26
comment Will glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate prevent or repair damage to climbers’ fingers?
People say it's a placebo. But when we switched our dog (on vet's advice) to food with glucosamine in it, she was able to go up and down stairs that she couldn't before. (I mean she could when she was younger, but then could no longer, then the food switch and she could do the stairs again.) That's when I started taking it myself. I don't think dogs are smart enough to have a placebo effect :-)
Nov
22
revised How to deal with condensation in a tent?
formatting
Nov
22
suggested suggested edit on How to deal with condensation in a tent?
Nov
5
answered What is a freestanding tent and why should I want one?
Nov
4
comment What is a self erecting tent and why should I want one?
Also a tent does not have to be self-erecting to be freestanding. My tent can sty up without pegs in rocky terrain but I have to insert and connect the poles myself.
Nov
2
comment How can I build a safe, effective igloo?
I've edited a little to make my point clearer. A well made igloo will be best. But a random camper is unlikely to build a well made igloo