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Java and C# programmer. Skipping between the two on regular daily basis.

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Sep
28
comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
I just completed a long hike, eating two oatmeal packets every morning. Cold. I admit that on two extra cold mornings I had it with hot water, and it was nice. But I wouldn't want to carry the extra fuel to be able to boil more water every day. I guess it's a matter of taste. But I still vote for cold oatmeal, personally.
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Jan
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revised What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
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May
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comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
Put the short clock hand ("hours") right where your shadow is pointing. From this, you can imagine where 12 o'clock is. For example, if now it's 16:30 and you put the short hand on your shadow, the 12 o'clock hand would be 135 degrees to your left. That means the north is 67.5 degrees to your left.
Jan
31
comment What are some toilet paper alternatives you could use in the woods?
I once used a really bad book I was carrying. Can't say I can recommend it, but sometimes you just don't have a choice...
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Jan
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comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
You don't actually need an analog clock. Just the ability to imagine one on the ground around you, and your shadow as the big hand. Maybe even imagining an analog clock is getting harder these days...
Jan
25
comment What to look for in a durable, 3-season sleeping bag?
And the fact that down bag doesn't only dry slower than synthetic, they are also completely useless (=will not warm your body) when wet, while synthetic will still be usable (if not very comfortable) even wet.
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revised What's the difference between white gas, propane, kerosene, and gasoline?
Changed the answer to five +/- of using alcohol stoves, not related to weather conditions necessarily.
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Jan
24
comment What is the safest way to purify water?
mm - You were probably right, I just looked for a reference for that 10 minutes claim, and found this - jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com/2009/03/… - it says 1 minute is enough in most places, up to 3 over 6500 feet altitude. Sorry for the wrong info.
Jan
24
answered What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
Jan
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comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
I would argue that for a 12-15 day hiking trip you wouldn't need to fulfill all your food needs anyway - just stock up on enough calories to sustain you through the day. You don't need a healthy and balanced diet for the trip.
Jan
24
answered What's the difference between white gas, propane, kerosene, and gasoline?