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Compared to most of the people on this site, I'm woefully ignorant. But at least I try to be polite.


Oct
5
comment How do I balance the muscle usage and strength of my body when long-distance hiking?
Few tasks were so exclusively walking that the rest of the body didn't get a workout, and in the time frame you are most likely concerned about (days, weeks hiking) the degradation in upper body strength is relatively minor. However backpacking rough terrain gives me far more than just a leg workout.
Oct
5
answered What to look for in a winter skills course?
Oct
5
answered Water filter that handles mercury?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
23
answered How to get a top-mount cooking burner for 20 lb propane tank?
Sep
11
answered Do you need to purify all mountain water sources
Sep
11
answered Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
Sep
2
answered Measuring actual distance walked on a map (Allowing for changes in height)
Sep
2
comment Is a tarp necessary if you have a tent with a rainfly and a footprint?
Pitching a tarp: Method 1. Expected good weather, and you want the breeze, but not the dew. One corner to a tree, 5 feet up, kitty corner to a tree or rock 2 feet up. Other corners to tree or rock 2 feet up. Method 2. Expect bad weather. Middle of short edge tied to tree at height that adjacent corners just touch the ground. Opposite edge pegged to ground. Method 3: Expected snow. Wrap the lower tier of branches of a large spruce with the tarp. Possibly because I don't for so many years, it seldom takes me more than a few minutes to set up, far less than for a tent.
Sep
2
comment Is a tarp necessary if you have a tent with a rainfly and a footprint?
Often on expeditions I'm cook. I'm the last one to carve a niche for myself. On Canadian sheild country finding a flat spot that is neither a sloped slab of granite, a pile of boulders, or a swamp can be tricky. With a tarp, I can make do if there is a sleeping bag sized comfortable spot.
Apr
10
awarded  Revival
Apr
9
comment How do I fold in / tidy up the straps on my rucksack?
Don't cut them too short. Cut them at an angle, and fuse the ends with a lighter.
Apr
9
answered Why did my new sleeping bag come with 2 bags - one large and one stuff sack?
Apr
9
answered Is a tarp necessary if you have a tent with a rainfly and a footprint?
Apr
9
answered What is a place in the U.S.A that is between 40-60 degrees year round and doesn't get a ton of rain?
Apr
9
answered Hiking boot help
Mar
24
awarded  Yearling
Apr
1
answered How harmful is the rising/setting sun?
Apr
1
answered What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
Apr
1
answered What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?