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May
22
comment Warmest and lightest solution for torso
Can you describe the environment and what other layers of clothing you'll be wearing? I'm tempted to suggest a vest but it might not be appropriate if it's your only layer and you're in anything below 5c.
May
13
comment Cheese and eggs on backpacking trips
I've read one trick to keep eggs cool is to put them in the bottom of your flour tin.
May
8
answered How to dry Gore-Tex boots in the field
May
1
comment Why is a “Czech bed roll” called this? History, uses?
Bedrolls have been around since the times of the Roman empire, it's literally a bed that you can roll up. Would you like me to explain why soldiers might want to roll up their bed? There's your history. In modern times it is synonymous with a sleeping bag, athough they don't necessarily close and many sleeping bags can be stuffed in a sac. There's nothing unique about Czech bedrolls besides that they've been commissioned for the Czech army.
Apr
30
comment Why is a “Czech bed roll” called this? History, uses?
I'm pretty sure it's because it's Czech Army surplus, so something that is/was used in the Czech army.
Apr
27
revised In Canada, does a frontcountry campground kitchen shelter typically include a freezer?
Clarified location of trash container
Apr
27
revised Group Trips: 1 Large cook group or smaller cook groups of 3 or 4?
added missing pronoun, improved legibility.
Apr
26
answered What routes in the Canadian Rockies have minimum group sizes (and where can I find about those)?
Apr
26
revised In Canada, does a frontcountry campground kitchen shelter typically include a freezer?
Changed "walk-in campgrounds" to "walk-in campsites"
Apr
26
comment In Canada, does a frontcountry campground kitchen shelter typically include a freezer?
Paul: sorry, it should be walk-in campsites. They are campsites where you can't drive your car right up to where you will set up your tent. The walk can be anything from 10m feet to 2km.
Apr
26
comment When (if ever) do backcountry campsites in the major Canadian national parks in the Rocky Mountains grow quiet?
I should mention that sometimes it's good to have people. Certain routes will have minimum group size travel restrictions in aug/sept/oct because of bear frequencies. Usually you'll have to be in a group of 4 or more. This is vigilantly enforced.
Apr
26
answered When (if ever) do backcountry campsites in the major Canadian national parks in the Rocky Mountains grow quiet?
Apr
26
comment Can I camp in the backcountry outside backcountry campsites in Jasper National Park?
I can confirm that you can only camp in designated areas and that you require a wilderness pass for any backcountry overnight activity. If you want to do stealth camping, then do it as far away from main trails/routes as possible.
Apr
26
answered Group Trips: 1 Large cook group or smaller cook groups of 3 or 4?
Apr
26
answered In Canada, does a frontcountry campground kitchen shelter typically include a freezer?
Feb
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Jan
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answered Hauling a pack during climbing
Dec
31
comment Flashlight or headlamp for night hiking?
I prefer no light, it takes about 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust and then you're usually fine. Unfortunately this goes out the door if anyone else with you is using a flashlight. Plan B for me is to use a headlamp with a red filter so that I keep my night vision. Flashlights and headlamps create tunnel vision.
Dec
25
comment Walking through a Thigh-high snow
According to the book Staying Alive in Avalanche Territory by Bill Tremper, using a beacon in untrained hands resulted in a 15% reduction in loss of life while in trained hands it resulted in 75-80% reduction. Please cite your stats.
Dec
24
answered What shoes to wear while climbing monolithic granite rocks?