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Jan
25
comment What things should I look for when buying a compass?
I don't know about anyone else, but I like my compass to point north.
Jan
25
comment How do I tie a Prusik knot?
I've used the first two steps a number of times. Is there much benefit to the additional loops?
Jan
25
comment How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
@LBell The same site also says "Drink one-half to one full quart of water or sports drink each and every hour you are hiking in the heat." At the one liter per hour mark, a gallon only lasts four hours.
Jan
25
comment How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
One gallon seems low to me as well. For the desert section of the PCT, most recommendations I see are to carry at least six liters, and many recommend eight plus liters. I don't know that I would feel comfortable leaving sight of civilization with only one gallon :D
Jan
25
revised What negative consequences can result from having too much toe room in a shoe
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Jan
25
comment Can any waterborne pathogens survive boiling?
Not quite true... There are some bacteria that can survive boiling, but I seriously doubt you would ever find them in your traditional hiking water sources! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperthermophile
Jan
25
comment Is a varied diet necessary while backpacking?
Got a reference for "It takes more than 4-5 days to have problems from a limited diet"?
Jan
25
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Jan
25
accepted Hiking boots vs trail shoes
Jan
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
25
comment How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
@LBell nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-smart.htm That's worst case, hiking mid-day in the desert. It's best to take shelter if you can to avoid the mid-day sun, and resume after late afternoon. It definitely can be a losing prospect... deserts scare me!
Jan
25
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Jan
25
answered What negative consequences can result from having too much toe room in a shoe
Jan
25
answered How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
Jan
25
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Jan
25
comment What is the difference between external and internal-frame packs?
I did mention the different storage areas as one of the only bonus to external frame, however this is no longer a discussion really. Look on any gear site for the number of internal vs external frame backpacks and it's literally 10 internal frame options for every 1 external frame option. There wouldn't be such a discrepancy if external frame packs didn't have so many drawbacks compared to internal frame.
Jan
25
answered Is there a straightforward way to calculate energy requirements for a trek
Jan
25
comment Hiking boots vs trail shoes
I have replaced my tennis shoes with trail running shoes. They are my go to shoe for every day wear now!
Jan
24
comment How do I treat a blister? How can I prevent getting them in the first place?
possible duplicate of How do I treat hot spots/blisters when I have no moleskin?
Jan
24
comment I found a Deer Tick on my friend and removed it, what should I do now?
@studiohack Interesting, thanks!