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Mountain biker, hiker, wind instrument amateur player, folk music dancer. Uh, I also fiddle with computers, usually running open source stuff.


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answered What this instrument is used for?
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awarded  Self-Learner
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revised Will a down sleeping bag recover 100% after being squeezed if it's not for a long time?
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comment Winter bivvying in the Alps: what is a good temperature rating for a sleeping bag
Edit: here's PHD voice on the subject which also confirms this for quality down: phdesigns.co.uk/cleaning-down-sleeping-bags-and-clothing
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comment Winter bivvying in the Alps: what is a good temperature rating for a sleeping bag
Thank you. Do you have an idea of what temperature was outside the cave? By the weather forecast, for instance.
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comment Will a down sleeping bag recover 100% after being squeezed if it's not for a long time?
Being this an official answer from a manufacturer I mark this as the accepted one being it so far the most authoritative.
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accepted Will a down sleeping bag recover 100% after being squeezed if it's not for a long time?
Nov
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answered How to keep water cold in hot weather?
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comment Will a down sleeping bag recover 100% after being squeezed if it's not for a long time?
Please see my own answer to this question, I just added it. It is a reply from Feathered Friends assuring that you don't need a larger pack and yes you can compress a quality down sleeping bag as hard as you can.
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answered Will a down sleeping bag recover 100% after being squeezed if it's not for a long time?
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comment Winter bivvying in the Alps: what is a good temperature rating for a sleeping bag
Indeed. But what I am interested into right now is the alpine climate with its features (altitude, wind, temperature. Avalanche risk is another subject but very real)
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revised Knee pain when descending a mountain
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comment Winter bivvying in the Alps: what is a good temperature rating for a sleeping bag
Moreover, and off-topic, but I didn't found a way to message you privately, I've seen you're from Munich (lovely town BTW). I live in the opposite side of the Alps, that's Milan. And I think only a few people may be interested in doing this winter experience. Maybe we can just plan ahead and go together.
Nov
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comment Winter bivvying in the Alps: what is a good temperature rating for a sleeping bag
Thank you very much for your insightful answer. Yes indeed everything matters and I already got a therm-a-rest xtherm mattress that should be among the warmest on the market. And yes I also thought about the bivy bag. But along the way, I stumbled across some bags (as the feathered friends) that have a waterproof and breathable surface, and that would remove the need for a separate bag, perhaps. Also, I found a site that would allow you to make your custom (and super expensive) bag, just to make the decision harder: phdesigns.co.uk
Nov
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comment Winter bivvying in the Alps: what is a good temperature rating for a sleeping bag
@Liam well, perhaps a Valandré Thor meant for extreme Hymalaian expeditions could be too heavy and big to carry - a bit "overkill", so to say. But I actually have no idea not having any winter alpine bivouac experience... yet.
Nov
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comment Why some sleeping bags have four temperature ratings while others have only one?
as I side note, I just discovered that the test for the EU standard are actually quite random, which leaves me quite lost. Reference: outdoorindustry.org/pdf/EN13537TestLabComparisonMethod.pdf Disclaimer: that read hurts.
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awarded  Yearling
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revised How to walk as a roped party on a glacier?
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answered How to walk as a roped party on a glacier?