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comment When should you carry a firearm when hiking/trekking?
For long distance hiking a firearm often become less appealing. In many countries carrying is also not an option. One should consider the bigger risk factors; robberies and murders would not be on the top of my list when backpacking.
Aug
26
comment Locating outdoor/hiking shops that sell gas cans / fuel canisters near Ivalo (finland) on a sunday
@ShemSeger I think that kind of information is very valuable for any sort of thru-hiking. The shopping question policy should not apply to this question.
Aug
20
comment What is a Burrito wrap?
Although a Burrito Wrap is referenced in a different question, this question specifically asks what a burrito wrap is. I don't believe this to be a valid use of the duplicate flag in this specific scenario.
Jul
23
comment What to look for in hiking shoes?
For multi-day hikes, once your waterproof boots are wet, they will remain wet for the remainder of the hike exposing your feet to moisture for an extended amount of time. In my experience this increases the chance of having trench foot over using a quick dry shoe. Waterproof shoes retain water for longer once wet. I'd only use them if I have a way to dry them at the end of the day which usually isn't the case on multi-day hikes.
Jul
22
comment Would the Red Wing Irish Setter work for Philmont?
@php_purest What are you planning to do? 7-day trek? It would help to clarify this in your question; you can edit your question.
Jul
19
comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
For the stick I prefer a small frail stick that you can easily snap into two pieces in the morning. If you are two, placing the stick too high may make it impossible for the other person to unload the bear bag if the stick is out of reach for the shorter person.
Jul
19
comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
Note: The website indicates 100m in the image but states a minimum of 50m in the accompanying text.
Jul
7
comment Why bring a multitool on long treks?
In Canada you can also use the tweezers to remove ticks which may carry the Lyme disease.
Jun
16
comment Bolt Conditions at the New River Gorge
@BenediktBauer I see your point. However, it does address one of the questions. "Should I only assume the bolts will be good on"...
Jun
11
comment Should I pop my blister before a hike?
Do these answers your question?
Jun
11
comment Which animals taste different by sex?
@gerrit Because it's a hunting-related question?
Apr
29
comment Legal issues when entering school areas while geocaching in Europe
Welcome Felix, do you have a link that list the different rules / guidelines that you are referencing?
Apr
10
comment What is a good (and affordable) sleeping bag for someone who is beginning to backpack?
If you are concerned about the volume you will most-likely want a down sleeping bag as they compress better.
Mar
30
comment Hiking Zion and Bryce in mid-May - feasible?
I would not assume that ice scrapers would be included -- the good old' credit card somewhat works if you are out of luck. I would not expect snow/ice at that time of the year. I don't know of any trail head in Bryce/Zion that a SUV would be required.
Mar
13
comment Is it possible to sunburn through clothing?
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Mar
13
comment What can I do on a honeymoon in New Zealand while five months pregnant?
Why can't you hike?
Feb
12
comment Bag technique for washing clothes while backpacking?
@JustinC I don't think that would benefit TGO. I don't see any problems with mentioning specific products as it is quite useful to know exactly what we are talking about when it comes to backcountry hiking.
Jan
25
comment Headlamp with open flame
According to the wikipedia article it can also be used as a heat source and for marking.
Jan
14
comment How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage
Epic story ! :)
Jan
7
comment How durable is cuben fiber in real, practical use?
The 2000 miles is based on how long the Appalachian Trail is; the distance is a good reference point as many people thru-hiked the AT with cuben fiber equipment. Cuben fiber is typically less than half the weight of sil-nylon. After a thru-hike of simple (or not) hiking the material will be in a bad shape. Especially backpacks, stuff sacks and maybe not so much tent & tarps. Of course, ymmv.