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Oct
16
comment How to keep my legs warm in winter?
Welcome to the great outdoors! There's some information that you could provide us with and that might help with answering question: How long are you typically going to stay outside? Are you physically active when outside or only standing around? Which temperatures do you expect? Are you exclusively outside or do you have the possibility to get to a warmer place very now and then (regularly or only by chance?)?
Oct
7
comment Advice for waterproof winter jacket for city and cycling
@SimoneGaiarin Basically, for your jacket system it doesn't matter so much if you walk around in town or are out in the wild. If you walk around town where you can be rather sure that you won't get close to sweating and can get somewhere inside if you should get really cold, take the same two or so upper layers (a hardshell and an some insulation jacket for example, or only the insulation jacket, if the weather allows it) and wear them over your normal clothes (eg. a cotton t-shirt and long sleeve).
Sep
28
comment What do you call the bags which help organize items inside a backpack?
The downvote wasn't from me, however, what made me stumble a bit is the part about packing heavy things high vs low. First you recommend to pack for a high center of gravity (COG), then you say that women who already have a lower COG often pack such that their pack has also a low COG, making them more stable. So the question arises what is the point about packing your pack for a high COG?
Sep
22
comment What do mountaineers eat and drink on the day of an Everest summit?
@ShemSeger Right, but that was in 2013. He had a successful ascent in 2012.
Sep
21
comment What do mountaineers eat and drink on the day of an Everest summit?
Some anecdotal comment, since the topic is basically fully and well covered by ShemSeger's answer: Somewhere I read that Ueli Steck during his 2012 Everest Climb consumed mainly apples and CocaCola on his summit day. Unfortunately I couldn't find the source anymore.
Sep
8
revised Snowboard Boots with the Throwback?
added 69 characters in body
Sep
7
reviewed Close Rocks to line a fire pit
Sep
7
reviewed Close What nocturnal animal sound am I hearing in the trees in Maine?
Sep
2
comment Recommended ascents for the improving mountaineer
@Wills I'm totally wit you. I Also have lots of those famous mountains on my list that I would like to get by my own means and am happy that there is the possibility to do so! Nonetheless, having no access restrictions means that there are people on the mountains that have obviously no clue about the dangers they are handling. I have seen lots of them just some weeks ago on the Monte Rosa.
Sep
2
comment Water filters - why sand and rocks?
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Sep
2
reviewed Close What are good items to leave in a geocache?
Sep
2
reviewed Close Sharp knee pain when going up and down stairs/bending my knee after my first backpacking trip
Aug
20
comment Recommended ascents for the improving mountaineer
I'd question two of your statements: for everathing I know, there's no requirement by law to have a guide to climb Mont Blanc, but basically everyone can try it (might be one reason why there are so many people dying – there are too many unexperienced people). And secondly, I can't imagine any definition of "alpine" under which it would be advised to Mont Blanc as their first such ascent. There are many alpine mountains that are easier to reach and less crowded.
Aug
19
reviewed Reviewed How do you eat nettles?
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Closed How to overcome mental hurdles of adventure trauma?
Aug
19
reviewed Close How many miles per hour can a person travel a day on foot?
Aug
19
reviewed Close Recommended ascents for the improving mountaineer
Aug
19
revised How to walk as a roped party on a glacier?
updated link
Aug
14
reviewed No Action Needed What is this fish hook type called?
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed Hiking: How to start?