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Jul
15
comment Sleeping in an inflatable boat
Interesting answer. How cold were the rivers where you camped? Also, how far from the shore would you tie up? You obviously wouldn't want to drift off in the river :)
Apr
28
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
28
comment Optimal use of available GPS devices when stranded
Umm, assuming you have network coverage right?
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
17
comment Do leeches fall onto prey from trees?
@ShemSeger Hunt you down and attach. That was a bit escalated :D
Apr
17
comment Do leeches fall onto prey from trees?
@WedaPashi Here my good lord: wiki.uiowa.edu/display/protocols/…
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.
Feb
26
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 ;)
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
2
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.
Jan
2
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
I would suggest you rather spend time in the foothills of himalays(many of which are above 3000m). Also note that high altitude acclimatization is not a well defined science. What applies to @pepi might not work for you. You stand a better chance by spending more time in the Himalayas.
Dec
26
comment What can I do to keep my hands warm while using touchscreens in the winter?
Unless you own one of the iphones that requires your fingerprint to unlock. Reminds me, I need to check if I can add my noseprint instead of a fingerprint on iphone! ;)
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?