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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
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
19
awarded  Self-Learner
Mar
19
awarded  Student
Mar
19
asked How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Mar
19
answered How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Mar
18
comment Winter Camping: How to warm up your boots in the morning?
When you are putting on your frozen boots it helps to imagine what it's like to put on a frozen wet suit;) That's what is really terrible!
Mar
18
comment Winter Camping: How to warm up your boots in the morning?
Very nice and laconic answer! I'd like to add, that you may want to put your boots into a plastic bag before letting it inside the tent or sleeping bag to avoid wetting the bag, your socks, friends, etc...
Mar
12
comment Rapid backpack readying
I'd better make spreadsheets for any kind of a trip (maybe even with some duration-dependent logic) and use them as a todo list to pick equipment from your organized shelves. Though I don't understand why your first approach doesn't work, can you explain a bit more, please?
Mar
6
comment How to minimize sea sickness?
The bit about resting you head is probably controversal: for me it works better to sit with head and shoulders not touching the seat back, which reduces head motion. But tested in cars, not sea vessels.
Mar
2
comment Best type of rope for glacier travel?
Thank you, @Mr.Wizard, I should really study modern ropes more before giving such advice.
Feb
28
comment What do you do if the fire does get “out of control”?
@MaskedPlant, absolutely. Moreover, dirt will cover some flames and make them lower, which is a much stronger effect than adding slightly more fuel.
Feb
28
answered What do you do if the fire does get “out of control”?
Feb
21
comment Best type of rope for glacier travel?
Thanks for the article link. Actually, it seems that stretch ability of the rope plays even less role when walking, because the holding person is not fixed to the ground. The thick snow acts as a shock absorber and friction provider pretty well.
Feb
21
comment Best type of rope for glacier travel?
Based on a comprehensive Mr.Wizard's answer, I'd like to add, that it may still be a good idea to use a single rope (maybe a 9-mm single rope), if you are planning more than crossing glaciers by well-know paths. In case of getting lost or emergency you might need more than a 1/2 rope.
Feb
18
answered What to do about slippery plastic soles of cross country ski boots