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Jan
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answered Are pets allowed to thru-hike US National Scenic Trails?
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Dec
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comment Crossing a barbed wire fence
In the US you may or may not be trespassing. Public land is often internally divided into pastures with barbed-wire fences for the purposes of grazing leases but hikers are free to move between them freely. There are often gates at logical points, but an off-trail traveler may encounter fences they need to cross.
Sep
22
comment How much should your backpack weigh?
I presume that statement was strictly from a weight carrying perspective. The most enjoyable walking is going to be with no weight on your back. But in order to walk multiple days, you're obviously going to have to have some weight for the rest of it to be enjoyable.
Sep
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Sep
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comment How do I achieve/maintain optimal hydration?
Sometimes nothing more needs to be said.
Sep
14
comment How do I achieve/maintain optimal hydration?
@ppl Yes, it does provide an answer to the question. Your body has a highly accurate understanding of its hydration level and it shows that by making you thirsty when you need to drink water. Since everyone's requirements are going to be different, listening to your body is the best approach.
Sep
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answered How do I achieve/maintain optimal hydration?
Aug
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answered When will a rattlesnake strike?
Aug
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awarded  Editor
Aug
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revised What order of response time can I expect if I hit the “911” button on my SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker?
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Aug
19
answered What order of response time can I expect if I hit the “911” button on my SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker?
Aug
17
comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
@RyanWelsh Refer to animatedknots.com/clove for tying a clove hitch. The purpose of such a hitch is to secure the stick at a certain point in the rope without slipping up or down, while remaining easy to remove later. The purpose of the stick is to run into the carabiner and prevent the descent of the food bag past a certain point.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Hiking: How to start?
@njzk2 Regarding water bladders, there are easy solutions to most of those issues aside from point a, which can be a valid point if you aren't good at ensuring you have enough water for a full day or regulating your usage. For refilling or filtering water, on CamelBak HydroLink systems you can set up a water filter with connectors that plug in to where the bite valve connects and use the hose to refill filtere water without removing the bladder from the pack. For freezing, insulated hose covers exist.
Aug
7
answered What are the Pros and Cons of No-Cook Backpacking?
Jul
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comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
Just as long as it's not so frail that it can break from wind or a bear messing with the line! While a bear can't grab onto the dangling line with its paws, if it extends all the way to the ground, it's not impossible that one could step on the line and push its body into the line now under tension, then release to drop the bag/carabiner back onto the stick and try to break it. Bears are impressively smart when it comes to getting food.
Jul
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Jul
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comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
My "bear bag" is a silnylon stuff sack that weighs less than an ounce but can easily handle over 10 lbs of food.