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Jun
7
comment Magnetic deviation at either pole
The accuracy of specific compass might vary depending on where you are because of the balance of the needle.
Jun
5
comment Is a varied diet necessary while backpacking?
Interesting with the nuts: I've always been recommended to bring nuts on trips (mountain and sea/river) because they help feel sated. Is that only half the story?
May
29
comment Is it possible to sunburn through clothing?
A pro-tip is to look at a lamp through the clothing: the less light goes through the better the protection.
May
20
comment Under which conditions are weather forecasts reliable?
A little trick for the checking the weather predictability remotely: Find two or more forecast sources for the same area and compare the results - the bigger the differences, the less sure you can be about the weather. Of course, you need to be sure the sources are different.
May
20
comment technical clothing and fabric softener
What type of clothing? Jackets, insulating layers, pants? What materials/types? Gore-Tex, membranes, wool?
Apr
26
comment Does wash in waterproofing work on a non-waterproof shell?
I've had experience with reproofing, but that was only with an already waterproof jacket
Apr
15
comment Do I need to worry about feral dogs or even wolves if I camp in random areas while hitchhiking in Georgia (the country)?
I live in Bulgaria and here feral dogs are only an issue in populated areas. I've been told to watch out for wolves in the country, but I don't know much about where.
Apr
14
comment Taking care of hiking backpack
I'm not sure I really agree that zippers are easy to replace on backpacks, at least not the ones I got.
Mar
30
comment How to get more information about a planned tour?
Could someone come up with a better title? The current is far too unspecific. I'd like to do it myself, but I can't come up with something good.
Mar
20
comment Tent and sleeping bag: pack inside or strap outside a backpack?
Also, having the tent parts separate in the backpack might help on the space.
Mar
12
comment Kilimanjaro expedition - trousers - softshell vs. gore-tex
From what I've heard soft-shells almost always trump Gore-Tex in breathing ability - after all, they don't need to be as waterproof. However, I've got no experience so I won't give an answer.
Mar
12
comment How do I wash Gore-Tex clothing?
@Dangeranger: I can't remember the brand, but one reproofer I used actually recommended tumble drying. I consulted my local shop and some friends and they confirmed that for reproofing Gore-Tex can be dried in a tumble drier (However, only with the right reproofer). The results were good and the jacket still works.
Mar
11
comment Magnetic deviation at either pole
I've edited to question so it doesn't mention "accuracy." I'm mostly interested in knowing the effects of magnetic deviation at the Southern Pole - but any helpful information would be helpful too.