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Jun
16
comment How to carry dslr camera when rock-climbing
I've used one. It is OK under a rucksack, and doesn't bounce on the stomach while walking. I keep the camera in a plastic bag with bubble wrap inside for extra protection. (Also avoids stares.)
Jun
3
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
I would not put that on a camp fire with an iPhone attached. It looks like a plastic wire and the iPhone would melt.
Jun
3
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
GPS functionality: without a good signal you can get GPS location but the map tiles can't be downloaded. So you still need paper maps.
Jun
3
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
It takes < 5 mins to boil up a pan of water to cook a meal. Is that long enough to charge an iPhone with this?
Jun
3
comment A list of suitable foods for a long hike
What is dried soiled fish? It is not available in Europe, or maybe it has a different name.
Feb
10
comment Pitching a tent in the rain?
When buying a new tent, consider the weather you'll probably face. Then an outer first tent is best for rainy places.
Apr
26
comment Can I eat rotten meat and carcass providing enough cooking?
"Initially, boil and change the water many times.", presumably "boil" means boil the meat in water but don't keep boiling very long each time. "Then cook the meat" means keep the meat boiling for a very long time.
Apr
26
comment How can I contact emergency services in the US via the internet?
Some countries have their own apps. Simply press the button and emergency services will rescue you. I don't know about US so I just add this as a comment, see alpify.com
Apr
15
comment Are trekking poles proven to be helpful?
On boggy ground they are useful for poking the ground to see how far the pole sinks in.
Mar
26
comment Will the benefit of an axe outweigh the drawbacks and win over a large knife?
It is also possible to use the adze of an ice axe if you are winter walking. I've seen this but it is hard work.
Mar
26
comment Will the benefit of an axe outweigh the drawbacks and win over a large knife?
I saw someone using an axe to split short logs by swinging the axe with a log on the end against the ground. When it hit the ground the log span in the air and cracked his head.
Feb
24
comment What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
There is no answer to your question. See this nws.noaa.gov/os/windchill, get the PDF brochure. The Wiki page is a bit technical wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_chill
Feb
22
comment Good quality walking maps for Spain
Online maps: Catalunya icc.cat/eng/Home-ICC/Inici/Home, select "Access the Viewer" Spain ign.es/ign/main/index.do select "Query and View Maps."
Feb
20
comment Official Protocols to be followed in England for trekking/hiking
Where will you be staying at night, B&B, camping etc.
Feb
20
comment Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
@Ben Crowell Above you say "there is no clear benefit at all", but in link say "reduces strain on joints", this could be a benefit.
Feb
20
comment What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
Two weeks was for dehydrated food. This is not as good as freeze drying, it spoiled the vitamins and the shelf life was not as long.
Feb
20
comment What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
They are adding Manua honey, raisins and gogi berries to stop rickets and cheese for vitamins and calcium and special oil high in Omega 3, not cooked, eaten with a warm meal
Feb
20
comment Use of gore-tex for a DIY Double-layer hammock
Why would you want the underside of a hammock to be breathable? Do you go inside like a bivvy bag?
Feb
20
comment How to take care of steel crampons?
Also storage between seasons: like most stuff when stored avoid dampness, keep cool and dry.
Feb
20
comment Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
If you are flying then some airlines require them to be able to pack in your luggage, or else you have to pay an expensive surcharge. So it may be best to get collapsable ones.