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Aug
10
comment Forecasting the weather in the wilderness
Above and beyond the "red sky at night, sailor's delight" type of forecasting, there are some tried and true techniques. See my post for examples.
Aug
10
comment What's the difference between a 2, 3, 4, and 5 season tent?
I slightly disagree in regards to 4 seasons tents and vent flaps. The fly won't have flaps, but the inside tent will usually have a panel in the ceiling that can be opened to let out moisture in warm temperature areas.
Aug
8
comment Forecasting the weather in the wilderness
Also, if you smell the earth a lot more or start hearing the trees a lot more that's usually a good sign of an oncoming storm. I've heard swamps release gasses before storms because of the low pressure.
Aug
8
answered Forecasting the weather in the wilderness
Jul
16
answered Is there a portable / comfortable pillow suitable for camping / backpacking?
Jul
16
comment What qualities should I look for in a good walking pole?
I think you covered all of the characteristics. I prefer a "flicklock" when it comes to the adjustment lock, as it's easier to calibrate and doesn't slide or lock up on you. I also find carbon poles less likely to bend than aluminium.
Jul
3
answered Wax paper as a fire starter
Jul
3
answered Big group/basecamp tent
Jun
11
comment Packing delicate equipment for a hike
This is a great question, I've sat on my rucksack while ski touring and ruined a pair of googles. sigh.
Jun
11
answered Practicality of Beards
May
31
comment Pros and Cons of paracord
+1 for easier on your hands. Paracord also holds a knot much better than the yellow stuff.
May
11
answered How do I remove mildew from a tent?
May
11
answered The outdoors, solitude and dealing with loneliness
May
11
answered What is the most suitable cooking equipment to use for a long duration in central asia countries?
May
11
answered What to look for when purchasing a fixed blade knife
May
11
comment Is digging a “cold hole” really effective when sheltering in a snowed area?
This also referred to as a "cold air sump".
May
10
comment How do you determine how long a hike will take?
As a hiker in the Canadian Rockies I can assert that these numbers match my own experience.
Apr
16
answered How can I tell when pemmican has spoiled?
Apr
11
answered Do I need to break in double plastic mountaineering boots?
Apr
11
answered What are the key differences between Mountaineering and Rock Climbing?