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Jul
8
answered What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
Jul
3
comment For fording cold rivers, is there any special clothing (as opposed to makeshift bags or tightly connected raintrousers) to stay dry and warm?
@gerrit, fording glacier rivers is cold, but you are staying in the water for 1 minute, and feet take only a small percent of body surface. Never heard of people getting injuries from hypothermia when fording (if they are not washed away). To make it more comfortable, you can add a plastic bag between a sock and a sandal, this will hold water for a while.
Jul
2
comment For fording cold rivers, is there any special clothing (as opposed to makeshift bags or tightly connected raintrousers) to stay dry and warm?
You should really check what's behind the claims that sandals are dangerous practice. It may be because it's cold (go fast and have dry sock/boots ready), because they are uncomfortable or can slip off (choose good model), because rocks may be rolling with the stream (it's the most serious claim imo, but the probability is low and no guarantee that boots are much better with this).
Jun
17
answered Light-weight emergency overnight-gear
Jun
14
comment Sweating in sleeping bag
@Tradsud, no, the temperature seems fine. Though I'm not familiar with military bags, they might have different scale of just be of worse quality (less breathable) than civil outdoor bags.
Jun
14
comment Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
@DavidR, printed (and possibly laminated) material answers your question. Of course, this should be prepared in advance (but planning your backcountry trip in advance is always a good idea).
Jun
13
comment Sweating in sleeping bag
Maybe your sleeping bag is too warm for your weather. What are the raitings of the bag and what's the weather? Also, do other people in your tent have similar problems? Maybe your tent is not ventilated enough.
Jun
13
answered Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
Apr
8
comment Avalanche forecast in North America?
Unfortunately, there is no simple practical rule that tells you when you can go. This is a note to potential readers: do not reverse the advice and say "ok, it was only 13 cm snow and only slope is 25 degrees, so I'll go".
Apr
6
revised Tips for outdoor during the dark winter?
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Apr
6
answered Tips for outdoor during the dark winter?
Apr
1
comment How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
right, my wording was poor. For me it just feels like this: you do powerful breathing (and inhale a lot of cold air), but transfer a relatively low amount of heat to your hands. But it's really subjective and I'm not going to insist on this point.
Mar
30
comment How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
I find this method quite ineffective: you transfer very little heat to your hands while wasting a lot. Plus your hands (gloves) get damp because of moisture.
Mar
30
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Mar
27
comment How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
There is a topic on heat loss from the head on skeptics.SO: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/2839/… Still I like the general point about putting on more clothing, it was not mentioned here before.
Mar
25
comment How should we split up a 3 person tent?
@LBell, oh, you seem to never have slept 5 in a 3 person tent, lucky guy) But it's very warm and friendly, I should say)
Mar
23
answered What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
Mar
23
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Mar
19
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Mar
19
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