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Jan
25
comment How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
I like your technique for following along a bearing in the first paragraph, but I'd argue that you shouldn't just wander around to try and find landmarks -- you never know where you'll end up and you'll probably just exacerbate the problem.
Jan
25
comment Hiking boots vs trail shoes
Excellent question. I've been hiking in trail shoes rather than boots for some time now since they're lighter, easier, etc. But I was wondering if I was putting myself at risk...
Jan
25
comment What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
@mjrider hadn't heard of the Taught Hitch until you/Kevin. It seems like a stronger version of the noose, which is cool! I skipped the clove hitch because, while useful, it can also come apart pretty easily if you don't understand how to use it, so I wanted to keep things simple.
Jan
25
comment How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
Interesting. I'll defer to your experience here, but I've usually heard 1 liter per hour recommended, so a gallon seems a bit low.
Jan
25
revised How can I be absolutely sure my fire is safely extinguished?
Removed "Is it even legal?" since that's broad and ambiguous.
Jan
24
comment How to reduce the annoying sound of falling raindrops on a tent?
Ahh yes, missed that bit :) I feel like a plastic tarp would be louder than a nylon rain fly though. But if it's worked for you, that's awesome!
Jan
24
answered How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
Jan
24
comment How to reduce the annoying sound of falling raindrops on a tent?
...wouldn't there be the sound of the rain on the tarp?
Jan
24
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24
revised How can I be absolutely sure my fire is safely extinguished?
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Jan
24
revised What is the safest way to purify water?
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24
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Jan
24
answered How can I be absolutely sure my fire is safely extinguished?
Jan
24
answered What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
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Jan
24
answered What are essential items in an emergency kit?
Jan
24
comment How can I stay warm in subzero weather?
possible duplicate of Keeping warm in an emergency
Jan
24
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Jan
24
answered What is the fastest method to 'break in' full leather boots?