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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
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comment Optimal use of available GPS devices when stranded
I couldn't see network coverage point in the question. However, since the OP refers to "waiting for rescue" and "cannot use devices as means of finding my way out", forced to believe he/she has network coverage.
Apr
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comment Optimal use of available GPS devices when stranded
Umm, assuming you have network coverage right?
Apr
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answered Optimal use of available GPS devices when stranded
Apr
28
comment How to carry perishable foods on a multi-day trip, without it going rotten?
@mattnz Does it require a book? Maybe. But many of the questions asked here might also qualify for the same. There's nothing wrong in asking how or what type of food to carry for long treks. It's a genuine question which lingers on the minds of many a trekkers. I'm voting for reopening. Worth having as many first time or even seasoned trekkers would like to know the thoughts on this.
Apr
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comment Do leeches fall onto prey from trees?
@ShemSeger Hunt you down and attach. That was a bit escalated :D
Apr
17
revised Do leeches fall onto prey from trees?
clarified some information.
Apr
17
comment Do leeches fall onto prey from trees?
@WedaPashi Here my good lord: wiki.uiowa.edu/display/protocols/…
Apr
17
answered Do leeches fall onto prey from trees?
Apr
17
comment How to hide a trail turn?
+1: Modification of a land not being owned by self is not appropriate. Olin has a valid point and I do not see the reason why anyone, anywhere in the world, irrespective of the country and rules would try to hide a patch of land. The answer seems appropriate and explains why one wouldn't want to do so.
Apr
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revised How to hide a trail turn?
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Mar
22
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
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comment How to overcome mental hurdles of adventure trauma?
I would love to see some answers for this. I have had a few close shaves myself and i've been able to think about something totally different while doing similar activities to prevent my mind from wandering off to the negativity.
Feb
25
comment How to humanely kill an injured bird?
Doesn't seem to have anything to do with outdoors.
Feb
18
comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
Watermelon? O_o whoever said man had evolved had a facepalm moment ;)
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
2
revised Tips for camping in the territory of elephants
Corrected info
Jan
2
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
Lung capacity and red blood cell count. My bad I missed this.
Jan
2
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
And acclimatization mainly concerns with the red blood cells. And as far as my knowledge goes(which is quite limited), it takes weeks for red blood cell generation to be increased for higher altitude. A 3-4 day Alps trip will definitely not help. Neither will the repeated 3-4 day journeys. If you could spend around 10 days at 3000+, you stand a better chance. Also, 6000m is a lot. Don't underestimate it. If I may ask, where in Himalayas?
Jan
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comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
Honestly, I would not say that what you feel is due to your body having adjusted to the altitude. Muscle memory is not defined in high altitude adaptation. Most of the altitude sickness attributes to low oxygen content and which can only be offset using higher lung capacity (Even this cant guarantee anything). Hence taking two days a month trip doesn't really make any difference in your adaptation rate. Most probably as @mattnz indicated, it's the placebo effect and your mental preparedness that makes the difference.