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Jan
24
answered How to estimate is the branch thick enough to stand on it?
Jan
21
comment What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
I guess that if this is an amateur radio frequency at most you could get a fine. Now if it is the military ...
Jan
14
answered Tips for a novice backpacker
Jan
9
comment What should I do with possible frostbite: Swollen feet after putting them in warm water
Happened to me (having ice in my shoe). Got lucky to keep my toes. Now I carry frostbite dressing (good also for burns, light and cheep, very easy to apply) and gaiter in winter in the mountains.
Jan
9
comment First crampon grade to buy
Sorry, I hadn't read your post carefully enough. And for ice axes I can say that a couple of hours of training go a long way. The body remembers the movement and can do it without thinking, just as you afeel the ground slipping away.
Jan
9
comment First crampon grade to buy
Could you elaborate on "there is a lot to learn" or link an inspiring YouTube video. I have used crampons several times for walking, and can't imagine a single technical thing, that one can learn about them. They just make my boots stick to the ice.
Jan
9
comment Do you need to purify all mountain water sources
It would be nice if someone wound up some numbers. In this regard, IMHO, being hit by a car is the unit measure of risk - if something is a couple of digits less dangerous than cars, it's livable with.
Jan
7
comment How to store a backpack while sleeping?
Once, when freezing in my summer sleeping bag under the snow, I followed the advice of someone in this site. I emptied my pack and put my feet inside the backpack, just as one big shoe. Feet are very important to be kept warm.
Jan
6
comment Is there a standard set of light signals for mountaineers?
I am always grumpy towards people in the mountain/parks, shouting "OH GOD I AM FALLING HELP ... haha, just joking"!
Jan
4
comment Is there a standard set of light signals for mountaineers?
Note that by mountaineering I mean any activity in the mountains/nature. I did not know the true meaning of the word until AM_Hawk's post.
Jan
4
asked Is there a standard set of light signals for mountaineers?
Dec
27
revised Should you pop a blister?
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Dec
26
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
21
comment Walking through a Thigh-high snow
Better use distant markers, and 3 of them. Eg. forest, peak. IF it is snowing, your steps can be gone in about 10 minutes. Of course, snowshoes.
Dec
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Walking trailers
Dec
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Eating in a long sport activity (scuba diving) to keep your strength up
Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
13
answered How to wash hiking boots
Dec
13
comment Why do people who backpack sleep in tents instead of tarps?
Concise and thorough. Brilliant! Also snakes.
Dec
11
comment Hiking boots vs trail shoes
My current leather boots have been very nice and soft from day zero!