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Blogger/Trekker/Runner/Sketch Artist/Engineer/Wannabe guitar player/Ex volleyball player/Occasional poet.

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Mar
10
comment How safe is it to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla without Flying the distance?
Is this off topic here and on topic at travel.se?
Feb
17
comment Practicality of Beards
Couldn't help but paste this link(For all the beard fans out there) biggerbetterbeards.org
Feb
17
comment Potability measure of water on Volcanic Mountains
Related: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/5044/…
Feb
8
comment How water proof are these kinds of tents?
I haven't used them. But looks like a poor protection against rain. Especially when you have winds to direct the rain towards your entrance.
Feb
8
comment FiveFingers Spyridon for Climbing?
Did you mean hiking?
Jan
30
comment Cutting snow steps on slopes
bad weather would probably wipe out the steps as well!
Jan
24
comment How to estimate is the branch thick enough to stand on it?
None that I know of. But then, I've only climbed one tree till date ;)
Jan
23
comment Strengthening exercises for a backpacking trip?
@BenCrowell well the pull up part was added by the community.
Jan
23
comment How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?
Okay. It didn't link up immediately to the statement of not using plastic bags. Or maybe I didn't read it well enough. :)
Jan
23
comment How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?
You have mentioned that you don't put your stuff in plastic bags(anymore) but haven't really specified why. Can you elaborate on this?
Jan
22
comment Strengthening exercises for a backpacking trip?
@bashophil Yes it does. Depends on where you live though. In the place where I live, I feel more comfortable having a morning run for an hour or so.
Jan
20
comment Carry compound bow on back
Phil accept your answer ;) (Unless you are dissatisfied with yourself)
Jan
19
comment Cutting snow steps on slopes
@BenediktBauer Most of the books mention cutting steps for the sherpas, I guess that provides a pointer to the lack of crampons or maybe even the heavy loads they carry?
Jan
19
comment Cutting snow steps on slopes
Does it mean that step cutting is obsolete now? In case of front-pointing climbs, there is the side stepping option where it will be less tiring.
Jan
14
comment How to pick a trekking/hiking shoelaces?
@AM_Hawk Yup. My problem was the same one. I did try it once or twice and the way the lace holds tight on your ankle put me off.
Jan
13
comment What mountain is it?
@Liam Thanks for providing additional copywrite views. Almost all of us missed out on this.
Jan
10
comment What mountain is it?
Not sure if these "identify the mountain" questions make sense to outdoors.se. Feel free to keep this open if this would help the site grow.
Jan
10
comment A Hat or a Cap?
@Liam Cant see why you want to close this. It's not an opinion based question. There are obvious advantages of a hat over a simple cap and anyone venturing into trekking might find this useful. I'm voting to keep this open. If the question was whether to wear a red hat or a blue hat, then yes, I would have agreed.
Jan
10
comment Factors to be considered and prepared in case of unavoidable bivouac
Too broad. Narrow it down a bit. A bivouac depends on the region involved. The one applicable for someone in one region may not apply for other.
Jan
7
comment Practical uses for urine
@AM_Hawk Personally I've not heard of any of those references given by weda (apart from the first one).