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Nov
23
comment Is listening to music on earphones while hiking safe enough?
Rattlesnakes don't hiss. They rattle. :)
Oct
30
comment Why are backpacks mostly not made of waterproof material?
One of the best answers I've read in a while.
Oct
30
comment Is there a mesh mini-tent on the market that covers head, shoulders and arms, allowing you read comfortably in buggy terrain?
Agree with @JamesRyan Bivvy gives a totally different import to the answer. Maybe the word Bivvy needs to be rephrased?
Oct
30
comment Is the outdoor ”cottage industry” only about ultralight?
Voting to close as I could make no sense of this question.
Oct
30
comment Is the outdoor ”cottage industry” only about ultralight?
@Liam same here. Hence asked gerrit for a clarification. Doesn't seem to have come yet :)
Oct
30
comment Walking through an active railway tunnel during a long distance walk
Which tunnel? If I may ask.
Oct
27
comment Is the outdoor ”cottage industry” only about ultralight?
Are you asking if you have outdoor stuffs available in cottage industry apart from ultralight backpacks?
Oct
27
comment Acclimatizing to Hot weather
Agreed. Please modify your answer then. Drinking at regular intervals is mentioned as a point. Leads to the understanding that drinking at regular intervals is a part acclimatization. Wearing light colored clothes is also misleading. Sustenance should not be made a part of your answer when your question is very specific to hot weather acclimatization. That way, eating also should be mentioned. Why? Because, if you have to work out, you need to eat as well. Hence the confusion.
Oct
26
comment Is it ok to wear hiking shoes on street conditions?
I once wore running shoes to office and my manager laughed at me for half an hour :P
Oct
26
comment Acclimatizing to Hot weather
Again, I didn't get the correlation. Are you training your body to retain water by drinking more? Eg, if I stay in Bangalore India(cooler place) and keep drinking a lot of water before going to say Rajasthan(a desert), will my body cope better because I've been drinking a lot of fluids? Hydrating at regular intervals is not an acclimatization activity according to me. It's a necessity in specific environments.
Oct
26
comment Acclimatizing to Hot weather
How is hydrating, wearing loose clothes a part of acclimatization?
Oct
26
comment Can I mix the contents of a cigarette with Odomos to prevent leech bites?
I can speak from experience of trekking in Indian tropical forests. Tobacco DOESN'T WORK!!! The smell would be awful enough for you to faint but it doesn't work for leeches at least.
Oct
26
comment Trekking Har ki doon (India): Permits and Guides
Actually the trail is straight forward and requires no guide. The terrain is easy as well.
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.