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Feb
9
comment Why is it prohibited to sleep in a tent?
Out of curiosity: What are the penalties? And what is the chance of being caught? E.g. Here (Canada) trespass has a max fine of $150, and is a misdemeanor. I've yet to hear of anyone fined. Usually the consequence is the land manager grumping at you. (There is separate crime of 'criminal trespass' where you are intent on doing something. E.g. break into a chicken house and release all the birds. Proving intent is hard)
Feb
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Feb
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answered Why is it prohibited to sleep in a tent?
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answered How much energy does your body give off on a normal basis? Which part of your body gives off the most heat? What is this amount
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revised Suggestions for a winter lifestyle
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answered Suggestions for a winter lifestyle
Jan
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comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
Interesting. Didn't occur to me to even consider hiking where I don't have daily access to water. In my usual haunts (Willmore Wilderness, Rocky Clearwater Recreation Area) we usually are crossing a stream every hour or so. On Coral creek, going up toward Job Pass, we cross the creek 22 times in the space of 3 miles. I've always been able to get away with just using an old 1 liter pop bottle.
Nov
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Nov
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comment Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
In addition the air inside a tent is still, so the warm air next to your skin is undisturbed. Going outside gives the air next to your skin movement, and since it is already humid, it's likely damp, so you feel the abrupt chill of evaporation.
Nov
25
comment Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
The interior of a tent is usually much more humid than outside. Since your body tries to maintain roughly 30% RH at the surface of the skin, in cold dry air, there is signficant water evaporation from your skin. Stopping this evaporation will make the tent feel much warmer.
Nov
25
comment Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
Suppose that a tent has 2 square feet of wall/roof for each square foot of floor. (It's a bit above this, but close enough.) A 3x8 foot tent would then have 24 square feet of floor, and 48 square feet of wall and ceiling. Much of the floor either has some form of thermal pad, spare clothing, or a small airspace under it, so ignore heat loss from air to floor. 1 W = 3.4 btu/hr. So a 50 watt person would keep the inside roughly 3.4 F warmer. Detectable, but not huge.
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Feb
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comment How would I find a hot spring?
Given the weather, have you checked if existing springs give themselves away with plumes?
Feb
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answered How would I find a hot spring?
Feb
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answered How to camp in wolf country?