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Apr
19
comment Will a compass work underground or underwater?
:), err yes! What threw me off was the "a" and "they", thought there might be another abbreviation too for an instrument or thing there was more than one of..
Apr
19
comment Will a compass work underground or underwater?
@Dan Henderson - What, a Large Hadron Collider?
Apr
1
comment Can you boil water on top of Everest?
OK, as long as unbranched butane or n-butane is avoided (looks like the boiling point for n-butane is around -28°C at one third sea level pressure - encyclopedia.airliquide.com/…), so an isobutane or isobutane/propane mix ought to work. Thanks!
Mar
30
comment Can you boil water on top of Everest?
Sure, sorry - comment was actually meant for @requiem.
Mar
22
comment How to deal with condensation in a tent?
If it is not raining (the ground can nevertheless be very damp), you may also be able to raise part of the flysheet. A tent I had allowed me to emulate this tent gb.hilleberg.com/EN/products/red-label/nallo/nallo2.php by bringing an extra bit of guyline and a peg to sometimes use for the frontmost attachment point for the fly. I would then peg it further away rather than at the same point as the inner tent so that it was lifted up relative to the inner tent.
Mar
22
comment Tent inside of a tent- any improvement in warmth?
I'd say that if you put insulation between the outer and inner tent, then you lose ventilation that helps keep condensation at bay and will likely get your insulation wet - unless the insulation is in waterproof compartments and you still leave some space for ventilation between insulation and whichever tent part is not insulated. So yes in principle.. but I think DudeOnRock is right that a better/extra sleeping bag weighs less, assuming you do not want to lounge around in the tent or it is a big base camp tent for many people.
Mar
19
comment Can you boil water on top of Everest?
Well significantly lower pressure also means less oxygen available overall. The lower pressure itself won't help much in getting more gas out.
Mar
25
comment Pros and cons of Tent vs bivvy bag
I think a good variation or combination is a shaped/closed tarp with a very light bivy with a watertight bottom, but splashproof/breathable top on a small groundsheet. This is similar to a two-layer tent where the inner tent is shrunk. (You can even get the closable tarps with a short net skirt at the edges for bug resistance.) This worked for me for a wet overnight trip in Scotland and I will happily try that for two nights next. The whole setup weighs around 1kg including a walking pole.
Dec
14
comment Why do people who backpack sleep in tents instead of tarps?
Also low down in Scotland in the Summer - the midges (little flies with itching bites leaving red marks) are murder.
Dec
14
comment Warmth of two sleeping bags
I guess two extra layers of fabric in the middle would help compress the down as you say, but would also help keeping in warmth a bit.
Dec
14
comment Sleeping pad inside or outside bivy bag?
Thanks. It's a very light bivy, around 200g (and the top is breathable/water resistant, so not for emergency use). I use it with a groundsheet.
Feb
6
comment What is the main purpose of the foam inside a self-inflating mat?
The shape of the nylon casing also affects the comfort/firmness and thickness required to get off the ground. For example, I have self-inflatable pad that is hourglass-shaped with a wide area under shoulders and hips. It is very comfortable considering its modest thickness because the air cannot escape from where you put pressure under the pad.