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an Electronics Engineer, Just another Embedded Developer, Huge admirer of Linux and ARM, and so other thousand things..

Apart from this, an avid Hiker, Mountaineer, Mountain-Cyclist, an Amateur Rock-Climber and Guitarist and a Harmonica player, love playing casio.

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Apr
16
comment Walking up the slopes. To walk brisk or to walk slow?
@Unsung: Oh, you still have not figured out the answer! :O
Apr
16
comment Where is it possible to use a hammock in the UK?
I have so far rather preferred to carry/pack the things that I may require for a trek/hike/camping, and not the other way round, by deciding where to go with this particular set of things I have.
Apr
16
comment Splitting up weight hiking as a couple/mixed gender group
Good point about being habitual to a specific range of load!
Apr
11
comment Advantages of types of sleeping bags over another
@Ryley: It is supposed to be made for synthetic insulation
Apr
8
comment Advantages of types of sleeping bags over another
@BenediktBauer: I do have a habit of folding my knees when I sleep, does that make an issue in a mummy-type bag? I don't know why that I have this impression that the mummy-types really restrict the movement of legs. (kinda wrap around ?)
Mar
18
comment How safe is it to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla without Flying the distance?
Thanks a lot mate. This came closest among all the responses that I received from different sources. Thanks a ton!
Mar
12
comment Trekking in Mongolia without a guide?
@Liam: Agree, but it is really unlikely to get an answer there as well.
Mar
12
comment Trekking in Mongolia without a guide?
@Liam: I personally do not agree, no offence. It is very likely that this question may get an answer (it at all) here than at travel.stackexchange.com
Mar
12
comment What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?
@whatsisname: Great, short and simple, but expressing!
Mar
12
comment How to apply duct tapes and mole skin to prevent blisters?
@BenCrowell: Okay gotcha. Thanks :)
Mar
12
comment How safe is it to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla without Flying the distance?
@Eyal: Ok, I plan to go there tentatively in August/September.
Mar
11
comment How safe is it to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla without Flying the distance?
@Unsung: I personally don't think so, No offence. I posted this here because, it is more probable that I find the piece of information from a Trekker/Mountaineer than a Tourist (?) I believe that on trevel.se there will be a large amount of people who might have never heard of Lukla (?) than here. :)
Mar
6
comment What precautions are needed for caving
@TomCOllins: Good one Tom. Thanks
Mar
3
comment What precautions are needed for caving
@manoftheson: Great point about maintaining the delicate ecosystem of a cave.
Mar
3
comment What precautions are needed for caving
@studiohack: Thanks, I will consider narrowing the scope as much as I can.
Mar
3
comment What precautions are needed for caving
@Liam: I hope you did not take that in a wrong way. It never felt like arguing or anything like that. I realize that when this question gets 4 close votes, there is a reason. When I posted this, I did feel a bit broad, but then I chose to post just because I may get what I am looking for, if not me then may be somebody else will get a good input through such a question. Opinions (just like moderator rights) of People with enough wisdom (and so the reputation) are necessary to make this site grow. If one feels like close voting a question, one should do that. Cheers!
Mar
3
comment What precautions are needed for caving
@manoftheson: Hi, I have been into caves that required me to crawl, where it was a bit hard to breath due to the dust. I went in such caves just to see for any reptiles, or with the historical point of view. But I have never been in a cave that needed me to rappel into. Nor I have ever been in a cave with an intention to exit from the other end of it.
Feb
28
comment What precautions are needed for caving
@TomCollins: Thanks for inputs regarding the clothing part of it. About Search and Rescue thing, its really unfortunate to say that the most of the region in india, no matter what activity it is, be it climbing, be it hiking, be it caving. there is hardly any team which is dedicated to rescue ops. Usually, adventure groups themselves act for rescue if a call comes. So, usually it takes around 8-10 hrs for them to reach you, only if you manage to inform them that you need help, because it is very likely that you will not have network on your cellphones there. Sad but True!
Feb
27
comment What precautions are needed for caving
I wonder why close votes here!
Feb
27
comment What precautions are needed for caving
@BenediktBauer: Its a natural cave. To get into the mouth of it, one needs to rappel down a rough 200 ft. Its rich with Flora and Fauna, an ideal habitat for reptiles and Bats, a mild stream of water that goes through it, but one never gets into a depth more than 4 ft. In the month of March, usually it doesn't rain here in India, so pretty safe with water flow which one needs to deal with for a very short distance in order to cross it.