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comment How can I contact emergency services via internet?
This is not an answer; please comment on the question instead.
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comment What are the most recommended guide/maps to bring on a PCT thru-hike?
@manoftheson I could but have no particular interest to do so; the discussion probably fits better on meta.
Apr
19
comment Do “R” Values Add proportionally
You might be right. If you have a material where the air is enclosed, stacking two of those items could allow for more airflow and possibly be less efficient? Either way, I think a field trial with the actual gear is better when possible.
Mar
23
comment What specific features should I take into account when buying GPS device for Geocaching?
For batteries, I would consider getting a unit which supports both NiMH and Lithium AA batteries as the later have a longer life. The electronic compass is nice but bear in mind that it will drain your battery.
Mar
16
comment What free/open source maps can I put on my Garmin etrex vista HCX for walking in southern spain?
@BenCrowell: I don't think this is a correct edit as it completely change the question. Instead the question should be appropriately tagged with the graphical region.
Mar
6
comment Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
and more volume! :)
Feb
24
comment What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
@BenCrowell While the formulas can be criticized from a scientific perspective they do serve a useful purpose in cold climates. When living in the north the temperature only is not as useful as knowing the wind chill. Even if it is a bit skewed the wind chill is a more useful reference point.
Feb
24
comment Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
@BenCrowell your comment is misleading. For hiking long trails reducing strain is a non-negligible benefit.
Feb
17
comment What is a good knot to tie a short loop around a bracelet?
@nachocab Are you looking for a convenient way to store a hair band while backpacking? I'd think that would be on topic. :)
Jan
12
comment Shall I buy a Large size shell if I am wearing Medium size Down Jacket?
@Mr.Wizard: I believe this to be a good question which may be difficult to answer. What you explained here in your comment could be part of that answer.
Jan
5
comment Making my own Vapor Barrier Liner for a mummy sleeping bag
I assume it is a down sleeping bag?
Dec
19
comment Are headaches a bad sign at altitude?
-1, altitude sickness have killed people at lower than 10,000 feet elevation.
Dec
15
comment Warmth of two sleeping bags
If the bags are really identical, as per the OP, then I suspect the inner bag will get pretty compressed and not insulated to its full potential. For a good selection of firsthand experiences layering bags/quilts, check out the Backpacking Light forums: backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/…
Dec
14
comment Body weight compressing Down insulation in Sleeping Bag
If you use a hammock your down under quilt doesn't get compressed. :-)
Oct
22
comment Advantages to hammock camping on multi-night trips
Hammocks are cheap in mild climates but start being as costly, if not more, in colder climates.
Oct
12
comment How to put trekking poles in back pack?
Lock them, do not worry about it. :-)
Oct
10
comment When are cotton socks actually better?
There are also thin wool socks designed for runners, cyclists, hikers, etc..
Oct
2
comment How do you dry wet socks when camping/backpacking if it's raining and the socks cannot be hung to dry outside
The best place to discuss this is probably in meta. You cna find meta on the right of your login name. You have good questions, I'm not sure why or what moderators changed. Please share your point of view on meta.
Oct
1
comment How do you wash your water repellent apparel (DWR)?
Kevin must be sponsored by Tide. Removing all mentions of the competition.
Oct
1
comment How do you dry wet socks when camping/backpacking if it's raining and the socks cannot be hung to dry outside
consider moving your answer items in the question to a single answer entry.