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I live in LA and enjoy day hikes, backpacking, rock climbing, and mountaineering.


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comment How can I take duct tape with me backpacking?
I wrap it around a q-tip.
Jul
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answered Hiking possibilities near Silicon Valley
Jul
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answered What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
Jul
16
comment What sleeping gear should I use in a lean-to?
Look up the expected temperature for October in Quebec, and compare with the temperature rating of your sleeping bag.
Jul
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comment What wild animals are there in California that can be dangerous or create hassles, and how do I avoid problems with them?
I just don't think it's realistic to be worried about an aggressive, persistent attack by a black bear or a coyote. I haven't ever heard of a single case of such an attack on an adult human. What people need to focus on is food storage. What these animals want is your food.
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comment What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
What are the devices that people use that chew through so many batteries that this becomes an issue? I can't carry more than about a week's worth of food without resupply, and the only gadgets I use (headlamp and GPS) are so energy-efficient that I go through zero batteries in that amount of time.
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comment Hiking and wild sleeping in California wilderness
related: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/6026/…
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Jul
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comment Looking for secluded camping land in California, near the bay area
Three hours from the Bay Area gets you to a huge swath of Northern California, including Los Padres National Forest, the western Sierra, and areas as far north as Jackson State Forest. You can almost get to Yosemite Valley and Shasta in that amount of time. This a huge geographical area.