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comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
Yes, I know what you mean. All they say is that it can produce 5W in "optimal" conditions. Hopefully the lack of details is just because they are still in the development stage...
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answered How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
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answered What good options are there for wine transport?
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answered How to tell the time at night
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comment How to tell if water is likely to have cryptosporidium?
thanks, that was an interesting article. One significant difference between giardia and cryptosporidium to keep in mind though is that while giardia cannot survive for a long time in cold water (less than a day in freezing water according to your source), cryptosporidium can (for over a year). Therefore, it seems that for cryptosporidium, a very cold water source is not quite as advantageous.
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asked How to tell if water is likely to have cryptosporidium?
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comment How to patch holes in waterproof/breathable jacket?
Thanks for the suggestion Shawn. I think the specific one you mentioned says it is for silicone treated surfaces, but the same website had some similar products which I think will work for me. Do you have any experience with these types of patches?
Feb
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accepted How to deal with condensation in a tent?
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comment Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
So most of the answers here are pointing to what I believe to be the right answer: that you should keep the water in. However, if you really want some hard data on this, I can do a small experiment with some friends to get a definitive answer. This would also quantify how much of a difference there is between the two methods, and you’d get those graphs you wanted. Is this something you’d be interested in?
Feb
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comment How to deal with condensation in a tent?
My tent has a waterproof outer fly with an interior made mostly of mesh. It is an older model of the tent shown here : mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Tents/3SeasonTents/PRD~5027-698/…
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accepted How to patch holes in waterproof/breathable jacket?
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comment How to patch holes in waterproof/breathable jacket?
That sounds like a good idea. I don't really care if it’s not breathable since it will just be over a small section of the jacket. Now I'll just have to find a sailing store in my land locked city... I'll give an update when I try this to let everyone know how well it worked (might be a while though since I want to get a new jacket I can wear around town first). I'm open to other suggestions until then though.
Feb
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comment How to deal with condensation in a tent?
I don’t try to keep the tent sealed... I usually just leave the vents open and hope for the best. Like I said, I'm often in very humid weather, something like 25ºC with over 90% relative humidity, so I think a lot of the humidity is just from the air (other than, as you mentioned moisture, what’s produced by the inhabitants).
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