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Jan
18
comment Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
So, when are you coming over? We should go for a walk.
Jan
18
comment Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
Good answer from @LBell. IMHO, the worst place to camp is at a campground. Leave-No-Trace is way better - no people, the ground isn't packed into concrete.
Jan
18
comment Interactive online map of long-distance / marked trails against best freely available topographic map background
Good question. I don't know of a single source for all trails. There are a handful of long trails - Appalachian, Pacific Crest, the Continental Divide Trails. There's another that runs east-west up near the border with Canada, can't remember the name. There are medium-length trails (say, under 1000 miles). There are countless short trails. There are trails for all purposes. Biking, foot-only, equestrian, combined. There are countless unnamed trails of various lengths. There's the unofficial extended Appalachian Trail. City trails, forest trails, etc.
Jan
17
comment Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
@sdg, I thought (guessed) that it was the other way around. Perhaps there's an answer on english.stackexchange.com/?as=1 (wrt 'to blaze a trail')
Jan
17
comment Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
Hmm, Rockies and Alaska I couldn't say. In the state parks around where I live, I don't think I've seen blazes. On long trails they're the norm. The OT goes out into some pretty secluded areas, and it's marked along the whole trail. The AT is also marked along the whole trail, AFAIK.
Jan
17
answered Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
Jan
15
comment Is cougar hunting legal?
@Mr.Wizard. Yeah, kinda figured.
Jan
15
comment Is cougar hunting legal?
Here in Missouri, my friends are seeing them more and more. And they're pretty secretive, so most of the time that they're around you wouldn't know it. @Tomas, get off your high horse. The conservation departments are doing their best to increase populations, much to the dismay of those whose person and property are at risk.
Jan
11
answered How to avoid pendulum descent when belaying?
Jan
9
revised What fps does a bow need to hunt moose?
fix typo
Jan
9
answered What fps does a bow need to hunt moose?
Jan
8
comment Practicality of Beards
Maybe it depends on the thickness of the beard. Mine definitely traps heat.
Jan
5
comment What is the fastest style of sled?
Who cares if it's a real sport? it's fun! I'm like an adult in certain ways, and it's still fun. :) But - it depends what you're sledding on. The fastest sled on snow might not be the fastest sled for ice.
Jan
4
comment Buying a Backpacking Knife
Good question. The first backpacking knife I bought was lightweight, but too small. I've started using a larger one. Also, all knives will need to be sharpened sooner or later. Abusing a knife will cause it to need sharpening sooner, but even a properly-used knife will need sharpening from time to time.
Jan
2
answered What are the key factors when choosing a sleeping bag for backpacking?
Jan
2
answered Kepler Track: Brod Bay to Iris Burn Hut in one day?
Dec
29
comment Adequate Shoes for Travel
...and we know to be nice to them or they'll stop sending us backbacon, eh? :)
Dec
26
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
26
comment What dried vegetarian foods have the highest ratio of calories to volume?
Point taken! Best follow their mandate.
Dec
26
comment What dried vegetarian foods have the highest ratio of calories to volume?
The reason I ask is that bears vary in their fearlessness of humans. Given that, you may not really have to limit yourself to what fits in a bear canister by hanging food and good outdoor practices, such as not cooking where you camp. Having said that, the areas I hike have very limited bear populations.