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Mar
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answered Facility to test cold weather gear in London UK
Mar
4
revised Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
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Mar
4
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: backpacks
Make sure there's a mechanism for a water bladder. My Kealty II lacks it, I had to rig something and it's less than ideal. THe plus side, my kid loves drinking from a water bladder.
Mar
4
answered Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
Mar
4
comment When do small waterfalls get significant freezing
Came in to say the same thing, most ice climbs where I live are from wet surfaces that freeze over, very rarely are they on waterfalls of any significance, and if so then usually on a surface nearby that catches the water vapour.
Feb
13
comment Do folding cross country skis exist?
FYI, that Mountain Approach ski has skins permanently attached to the bottom, so they have no downhill glide whatsoever. It's more of a sliding snowshoe than a ski.
Feb
12
comment Are folding poles suitable for cross-country skiing?
AFter giving this question more thought I realized that unless you could collapse your skis then there's little advantage to having collapsible poles. For hiking the poles are the longest thing, for split-boarding you want the poles out of the way, but for cross-country, you're still going to always have those long skis.
Feb
11
answered Are folding poles suitable for cross-country skiing?
Feb
4
comment How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
Hard wood (maple, oak, walnut, etc.) will burn longer than soft wood (pine, etc.).
Feb
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Jan
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Jan
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Jan
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Jan
3
reviewed Reject Is there an accepted way to self-belay yourself on top rope?
Jan
2
comment What are the key factors when choosing a sleeping bag for backpacking?
Also, the top and bottom of a sleeping bags are not created equally, some are sewn differently or have a different mix materials on the bottom side to accommodate the fact that you're lying on it the whole time, but I think it's used mostly as a marketing tool and only has a minor impact in the overall quality of a bag.
Jan
2
answered How to minimize sea sickness?
Jan
2
answered What are the key factors when choosing a sleeping bag for backpacking?
Dec
27
comment Adequate Shoes for Travel
I've been using a climbing approach shoe as my go to walking/hiking shoe as of late. They are light, have a good grip on rock but a terrible grip on snow. None of them are waterproof though, and have limited ankle support so if you've got a heave pack or weak ankles I wouldn't recommend them.
Dec
20
comment Should I be more careful about postholing during winter hikes?
Another risk is in the winter it's hard to tell if you are on a field or on water (use a map!) postholing on snow-covered lakes/creeks invariably means wet feet or worse. Spread the load with snowshoes!
Dec
20
comment Beginner Ski Touring - Avalanche Terrain
Are you looking for general terrain suggestions like ski in the trees and not on convex slopes, etc, or more specific locations of entry level touring in and around Banff?