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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?
Mar
19
comment Looking for a boot recommendation
If you go the rental way, try calling Gear Up Sports gearupsport.com in Canmore, they don't mention it on their site but they rent mountaineering eqpt. Wish I could answer you but I don't know anything about mountaineering.