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May
16
comment May camping with a tarp be safer than using a tent, in bear country?
In the answers to the question I am referring to, it was pointed out that when the bear notices you (because you scream, for instance) it would leave. That is why I wondering if it could be useful to be seen. The bear smells you, and approaches. Then it sees you, and leave. No?
May
16
comment May camping with a tarp be safer than using a tent, in bear country?
I pointed to the original question, which was about black bears (sorry for not having been redundant).
May
16
comment May camping with a tarp be safer than using a tent, in bear country?
The a-frame is a setup to be used when the weather isn't too intense. That means light rain and no wind. Most of the warmth is provided by the sleeping bag, the tent does play a role but much less significant than that. Also, silnylon will not stop a bullet but you would aim without seeing.
May
16
asked May camping with a tarp be safer than using a tent, in bear country?
May
16
comment When should a belay device be replaced?
Clean it regularly and clean your ropes as well to make it last as long as possible. Dirt and dust cause friction that wear the belay device much faster.
May
12
comment How to care for a smelly (as in wet dog smell) down sleeping bag?
the place wasn't humid per se. It was because of the rain, which of course made the air very damp. So you think that tarp camping and a down sleeping bag can't go together? It is the solution adopted by most ultralight backpackers so that sounds quite strange to me - or, I did not get it right.
May
11
comment How to care for a smelly (as in wet dog smell) down sleeping bag?
Isn't that atmosferic moisture humidity?
May
9
comment How to care for a smelly (as in wet dog smell) down sleeping bag?
Just to make things clear, the bag got damp just because of jumidity. We slept under a tarp that protected us very well from the rain, so no water touched the sleeping bag. There was plenty of humidity all inside the tarp though, despite it was pitched with good ventilation.
May
7
comment How to prevent mosquitoes entering in your mouth while running?
He talked about mosquitoes. Yes I ate plenty of those and I never had those issues, but maybe I could be just lucky then.
May
7
comment How to care for a smelly (as in wet dog smell) down sleeping bag?
I've also read this, which is not nice as well: Products that have an "odor" are made with down fill that has not been cleaned properly. If a product has an odor, it is not truly “hypoallergenic”, even though some companies will claim it to be. Many companies simply spray chemicals onto their down fill and claim that they are “hypoallergenic”. These chemicals just mask the allergy causing dust mites and do not last forever. The only real way to get a true hypoallergenic down fill is to thoroughly clean the down. From "down-feather-bedding.com/faq.php#5";
May
7
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May
7
asked How to care for a smelly (as in wet dog smell) down sleeping bag?
May
7
comment How to prevent mosquitoes entering in your mouth while running?
I would say, live through it. Seriously. Running is endurance of the mind over the body. That is part of the game. Eat the things, they won't hurt you or cause any real issues. It's only an annoyance. Learn to manage it.
May
4
comment How often to wash gore-tex?
Thanks. I actually would like to know how often can I do that, not how to do that. I wonder if there's such a thing as too much cleaning, or, the more the better.
May
4
asked How often to wash gore-tex?
Mar
9
comment How to lock a trucker's hitch without losing any tension?
It's not a duplicate. That question is about the mid-like knot, I am talking about the locking one.
Mar
7
asked How to lock a trucker's hitch without losing any tension?
Mar
7
comment Most efficient training before alpine hiking/climbing?
I do walk upstairs with a 35 kg backpack and ankle weights as well. It helped TREMENDOUSLY.
Mar
2
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