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comment Why do so many people hike with such light footwear?
@Tullochgorum OK, here's an account. In 2008 I did a section of the AT in trail runners. On top of one of many endless mountains I slipped on a wet rock next to a fire tower and twisted my ankle. It was still a painful few miles from there to the NOC, where I remained for six days. My problem, though, turned out not to be the shoes, but the fact that I wasn't using poles. After the second incident near Fontana, (where I was laid up for two weeks) I wised up and bought a pair of overpriced poles there. I had no further issues, and even was able to move faster. I still use those very poles.
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revised What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
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comment What sleep quality do you get in the outdoors?
"make sure that you set up in a shady spot"...that's shady in the morning, not necessarily in the evening!
Mar
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comment What sleep quality do you get in the outdoors?
Generally, unless I have to get up and use the outhouse (or a nearby tree), I sleep like a rock.
Aug
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comment Hiking: How to start?
"You do not need trekking poles, which make you less efficient and are almost never useful except as a way for REI to make more money from you" [not in citation given]
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comment What clothing would be suitable for hiking and camping in 0°C?
Aside from the cotton pants, that seems all right, though you may be a bit chilly in the mornings before you get moving. After hiking 15 minutes you'll be taking things off, even at -10, if the wind isn't too bad.
Jul
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comment Sleeping in an inflatable boat
@nsn Outdoors is still in beta, and we can't choose beta sites as a migration target. (A moderator could but no moderators were involved here.)
Jul
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comment What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
@fgysin A radar return is actually a quite weak signal, compared to what goes out. Though I expect the band will be pretty much unusable if the radar is active.
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comment Road Trip food on the cheap
Don't operate your camp stove inside the car.
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comment Is it possible to 'moisture trap' from trees while thru-hiking?
Most places you would find such trees, you would also find more than sufficient water as to make the exercise pointless.
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comment What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
No, but if you were within line of sight of the base, or even a couple of days' hike, I wouldn't try it.
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