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Feb
29
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Lots of good stuff from you and phidauex. I think I'm likely to aim for this more than a tele setup since I'm not keen on the downhill aspect. Somewhere to start from at least!
Feb
28
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
My backpack and contents, not what I'm wearing... boots + snowshoes and hiking clothes are extra :)
Feb
28
comment Starting cross-country skiing off trails
Yikes, considering my whole rest of my winter camping gear is around 16lbs, that seems hilariously heavy :) Nonetheless, I appreciate the detailed advice!
Feb
24
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
@furtive, I suppose I should have made it clearer above that I'm aware it's not healthy :)
Feb
23
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Yep Justin, I agree that this is a good question and definitely different than the one I had!
Feb
23
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
I asked a similar question to this by the way - more about prevention than controlling symptoms - outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/596/…
Feb
21
comment What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
Thank you, I'll add that
Feb
10
comment How to stay clean on a multi-day hike?
I love the question, but I can't help - I revel in the freedom of being filthy while I hike... of course, I hike alone most of the time, so there's no one to annoy with my stank :)
Feb
10
comment Can/Should I cook in my tent?
@Peter - yep, $25/year is pretty premium :) IMHO well worth it.
Feb
10
comment Which careers allow working in the wild on a daily basis?
Nice stuff! I have a friend who is a geologist and spends most of his time out in the field collecting samples... that would fit too!
Feb
9
comment How to sail a packraft
Can you be more specific about what kind of pakraft you have? The only ones I'm familiar with are made by Alpacka...
Feb
7
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
+1, good answer... I like that it doesn't require extra gear...
Feb
7
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
@RussellSteen I guess it's a tradeoff - I prefer heavy feet over bloody feet :)
Feb
7
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
Berry, I think you should reconsider the rope thing - I've heard of using rope handlines (i.e. secured to both sides of the river), but tying yourself to a rope is not a best practice at ALL. If you fall in a swift current, you're almost guaranteeing you're going to drown - you generally won't be able to use the rope to pull yourself out, instead it will hold you under the current.
Feb
7
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
Why would I take of my shoes? wouldn't that hurt my feet if the rocks are sharp?
Feb
4
comment Handling feminine hygiene on multiple-month treks?
Clare, really that won't be an issue unless you make it one - you can get to towns as often as you necessary. I have hiked the CDT and PCT and even on those trails you hit town weekly. People I hiked with said that on the AT they hit towns every 3-4 days.
Feb
3
comment Handling feminine hygiene on multiple-month treks?
On the AT you can get to towns all the time, why not just act normally, store used pads/tampons in a WAG bag, then dump them in town?
Feb
3
comment What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
People I've talked to say most solar options are really hard to actually charge things while hiking, is that true?
Feb
3
comment What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
I've used this one successfully to charge an iPhone using Lithium AAs - Tekkeon MP1550 - tekkeon.com/products-tekcharge1550.html - I easily charged the iPhone ~2 times with each set of 2 AA batteries
Feb
2
comment First time camping, need advice
great answer, I like the bit about wet sleeping bags - who cares what it's made of if you're wet? :)