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comment Are bears attracted by Lotions and Perfumes?
Oh ya, I agree. I was just commenting on the part where you mentioned placing them with the food bag. It is sometime inconvenient if you are hanging your food to not have access to those items; sent proof small containers can be an alternative to that minor annoyance if one is concerned with the scent of those items.
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comment Are bears attracted by Lotions and Perfumes?
One can use a small OPSak/nylobarrier for these items stored inside the tent.
Nov
12
comment How can I take duct tape with me backpacking?
It does lose some of it's adherence but in practice it has always been strong enough for the purposes I needed it for. I did have some problems with some really old tape on a trekking pole no adhering well to my toe in which case I attribute it more with aging then re-wrapping.
Sep
19
comment Is it possible to put a kayak in the water in Berlin and reach the Baltic via lakes and rivers?
Hi Thomas; for your question, you can post it as a comment (at least, once you have the required reputation). It would indeed help if you could summarize the relevant information in the link provided with your answer.
Sep
18
comment Black bears and torch lights
NyloBarrier is a better smell-resistant alternative than ziplocks.
Sep
17
comment Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
Re: setting up in the rain, I'm pretty sure the Copper Spur series has a "fast fly" set-up option, meaning it's possible to pitch the fly first and then attach the inner mesh underneath, keeping the inside somewhat drier.
Sep
4
comment How to go about replacing sport climbing bolts?
@Liam Why not answering the question instead?
Sep
3
comment Bare Essentials for 2-3 day Hike
If you bring a compass, consider to bring a map. The trail is fairly well marked except in some old non-maintained sections where the blaze are fairly faint.
Sep
3
comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
@nhinkle Absolutely; but preferably not in the question itself I would say.
Aug
30
comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
You should be able to merge your two accounts: outdoors.stackexchange.com/help/merging-accounts
Aug
30
comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
It looks like you have two different TGO user accounts. Either way, an update to your own question is prefered in the form of an answer, as you just did.
Aug
18
comment Is Paradoxical Undressing a stage beyond Hypothermia?
@WedaPashi it is due by either the brain misunderstanding the signals or possibly a surge of blood/warmth in the extremities which gives the impression of feeling too hot.
Aug
18
comment Is Paradoxical Undressing a stage beyond Hypothermia?
According to some researchers, triggered in the final state of hypothermia and produces a primitive and burrowing-like behavior of protection, as seen in hibernating animals. It's on the Wikipedia page for hypothermia.
Aug
18
comment Is Paradoxical Undressing a stage beyond Hypothermia?
It could have been HACE but it is also known that in the last stages of hypothermia the individual can start feeling too hot and undress because of the feeling. This is before terminal burrowing. All of this is also documented at low altitude.
Jul
27
comment Do barrel style root cellars get colder the deeper you dig them?
@liam I think the way you have it can be misleading as you put the emphasis on a not quite relevant fact. I don't think he's expecting to dig 1km; so why start with that fact? :)
Jul
21
comment Comparing 2-person, three-season backpacking tents
@nhinkle Discussing this on meta is probably better than here in the comments :)
Jul
21
comment Comparing 2-person, three-season backpacking tents
@nhinkle There is a question regarding this on Meta; meta.outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/505/…
Jul
20
comment Comparing 2-person, three-season backpacking tents
What tent did you have prior? What features did you like the most? What features did you miss?
Jul
19
comment Tree bark as food
@Karl My guess would be that the article means 500-600 kCal. It is common, although not strictly correct, to drop the kilo when talking about calories and food. If I say a Snickers bar is 280 calories, would you assume I meant 0.28 kcal?
Jul
16
comment Maintaining a Mountain Hut
a shelter register or logbook is also a nice addition, not only to record who visits when (which can help Search & Rescue if there's an emergency), but also to assist shelter maintainers by noting any issues with the structure and surrounding area (leaky roof, blow-downs, etc).