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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?
Dec
23
reviewed Approve Trekking solo in South Africa
Dec
22
answered Has anyone tried making their own make-shift Hydrapack?
Dec
22
answered Walking through a Thigh-high snow
Dec
19
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Dec
18
answered Where should a band be tied to stop bleeding from wound?
Nov
24
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Nov
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Oct
28
comment Thermal insulation of truck cap
offtopic, but I used to have a favourite rock that I would keep in the campfire and put in the bed of my truck when it was time to sleep, gives hours of extra warmth.
Oct
28
answered Minimal northwest mountain camping with emerg. bivvy and tarp?
Oct
28
comment Energy bars for outdoors activities: what are the important criteria?
This is the best list. I'd like to add that bars usually fall into two camps: those that offer about 1/3 of all nutrients for the day (e.g. meal replacement) and those that offer specific nutritional features (e.g. protein bar). There's often an overlap of the two, but they are distinct groups.
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Aug
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Aug
29
revised How to get started skiing?
removed a duplicate.
Aug
29
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Can you elaborate on what's required to summit? E.g. can it be scrambled? Do you need to overnight?
Aug
24
comment How to prepare for and survive wildfire?
I'm sure a lot can be added to this post, it's mostly general thoughts, I feel that since I've moved to the Canadian Rockies I've been exposed to forest fires every summer for the past five years, and have been evacuated on more than one occasion.