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Jul
6
comment Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
BTW - you might think about what else is in your pack - sometimes you just need a little extra help, like a poncho thrown over your bag.
Jul
6
comment Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
High-energy snack - that remind me that some people will have a spoonful of peanut butter before settling for the night to help stay warm.
Jul
6
comment Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
Hot water bottle - what a great idea - wish I'd thought of this on a couple occasions.
Jul
2
comment Will bug repellent repel deer?
@JLundberg - Turkey won't smell it. They have a very limited sense of smell, if any. It's mammals you have to worry about.
Jun
25
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages between gas, liquid and solid fuel?
"Pretty finicky to use, at least with a DIY setup" - I'd disagree with that. My $2, 2.4 ounce cat stoves work every time, completely trouble-free. The mechanism never fails, because there is none. I followed Roy Robinson's instructions to make my own: coders-log.blogspot.com/2008/10/cat-stove.html
Jun
24
comment Overview of free and open huts in Norway outside the system of the official tourist association DNT
Thanks, good question. +1'd.
Jun
24
comment Overview of free and open huts in Norway outside the system of the official tourist association DNT
What does the acronym DNT stand for?
Jun
21
comment Precautions needed to be taken regarding bee hives (honey) during Climbs
The level of aggressiveness also depends on the season. Towards the end of summer when they're making preparations for winter, they're far more aggressive.
Jun
20
comment What should I do for a dislocated shoulder?
Can you expand on the "fix it" aspect? What are some practical ways to fix it?
Jun
19
comment What are the odds that I stand a chance against Wild Boars?
Going head-to-head with a wild boar sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Jun
18
comment Sustainable systems for carrying out human waste
Ah, okay. Makes sense.
Jun
18
comment Sustainable systems for carrying out human waste
Uh, why? Every other critter out there leaves their scat wherever they go. You need to bury yours, but carrying it out is unnecessary.
Jun
18
comment How can I report an emergency via SMS text message?
I'm often in this same situation, where the nearest cell signal is miles away. There's the rule "never hike alone" which helps with this, provided you're not too seriously hurt. Having said that, many of us do hike solo. Know some first aid, tell people where you're going to be and when, and leave a map, make sure your will's up-to-date.
May
18
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
@Lagerbaer - Yeah, they generally like it taught. I've never see in be a safety issue, but it can interfere with movement.
May
14
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
Answering was fine. There's good content there, but the slack issue is subjective, at least in part.
May
14
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
I disagree with keeping all visible slack out in the scenario you describe - that often reduces freedom of movement and hampers climbing. I prefer a little slack, which most people seem to after they get comfortable on the wall.
May
13
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
+1 Good answer - it eventually boils down to what the climbers asks for.
May
8
comment How do you remove mold from a tent?
When I first read this I thought, "That's ridiculous, of course it kills mold." A little reading around seems to indicate that it does kill and deodorize mold, but only on non-porous surfaces, since it can't get deep into the pores of wood. Tent fabric isn't that deep, though, so it might effectively kill mold in tent fabric. It will leave behind the dead mold which can still cause allergic reactions in some cases, but at least the smell will be gone. Having said that, though, I'd be worried about whether it causes damage to the fibers themselves.
May
1
comment Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
So, some people keep a jar in the tent to pee in. I prefer not to. :)
Apr
24
comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
"Don't do anything to the bite." That's interesting. Why not use a Sawyer extractor on it to get the venom out as quickly as possible?