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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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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.
May
24
awarded  Nice Answer
May
13
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.
May
12
awarded  Necromancer
May
11
revised What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
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May
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May
11
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May
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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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May
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May
10
comment Why do people who backpack sleep in tents instead of tarps?
You should also mention mosquitoes.
May
10
revised What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
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May
10
answered What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
May
10
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
When traveling well-established trails I've generally found GPS to be completely unnecessary. It wouldn't even occur to me to enable it unless there was some sort of emergency.
May
10
awarded  Commentator
May
10
comment What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?
lnt.org
May
10
comment Are trekking poles proven to be helpful?
I started the AT without poles. I managed to twist my ankle twice, once before hitting the NOC and once just before the Smokies. After the second time, where I was laid up for two weeks at Fontana Village, I broke down and bought poles there. The rest of the hike I had no further trouble and was even able to hike faster.
May
10
comment Are trekking poles proven to be helpful?
With poles, I can move a lot faster than without them. Burning more calories is hardly surprising, and I'm leery of a study that fails to take this into account.
Nov
24
awarded  Teacher