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Sep
17
comment Is playing musical instruments like Harp/Harmonica, Flute unsafe during backpacking trips?
@WedaPashi, I believe they hear through skin and bones (and a google search on "snake hearing") confirms this. Still no idea if this would work :(
Sep
17
answered Is playing musical instruments like Harp/Harmonica, Flute unsafe during backpacking trips?
Sep
17
comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
Why would you go to the woods without a small axe or a sturdy staff?
Sep
17
comment How can I keep my backpack from resting directly against my back?
This technology has been recommended to me as superior (it is present in many marks of backpacks). I haven't tried it, though, my backpack uses the technology mentioned by Rory. A key point is not to wear cotton clothes underneath - either carry something breathable or go naked from the waist up.
Sep
13
comment An x-hour hike. Is that to the peak/summit or back and forth?
I have always seen the opposite - e.g. 3.5 hours from the hut to the peak. Or 1 hour from this intersection to the next hut.
Sep
10
awarded  Custodian
Sep
10
reviewed Reviewed What does glass mean in the context of hunting?
Sep
10
comment What does glass mean in the context of hunting?
Awesome information. Welcome to the site!
Sep
10
answered How safe is it to hike alone?
Sep
10
comment Can bears smell empty beer bottles?
@theJollySin, I often carry wine in bladders for days. Weights, but the evenings are more fun :)
Sep
9
revised How to cope with thorns when hiking barefoot?
edited title
Sep
9
comment How to cope with thorns when hiking barefoot?
I actually think that the hardness of the feet is built and lost year-wise, so it is not too late for anyone. Thank you for the idea of tending to the feet in the evening and letting them heel overnight. I will be waiting for other answers in the lines of "thorns larger than x are likely to cause an infection if not treated". Because very tiny thorns do not cause problems for me, it's the worry that I'll ruin my feet, stuck in the middle of the forest.
Sep
9
comment How to cope with thorns when hiking barefoot?
The thing is, I usually get a couple of tiny thorns a day. Digging them up and patching the wound would mean going back to wearing shoes. On the other hand, If I wait until the evening, I have hiked many hours over the thorn and it is so deep that I would need to dig the skin with a needle. Maybe I am walking in the wrong way, wrong technique?
Sep
9
asked How to cope with thorns when hiking barefoot?
Aug
29
comment To stuff or not to stuff (the rain-fly of a tent)
I keep both my tent layers together. Just remove the poles, roll and push it into the bag -> rapid deployment/packing. Not possible on all tents, though.
Aug
27
revised How to prepare for and survive wildfire?
highlighted some points, to make the answer easier to skim over
Aug
27
suggested suggested edit on How to prepare for and survive wildfire?
Aug
23
comment outdoor reading - are there any outdoorsy comics?
I think this question is off-topic here. It has nothing to do with wilderness - one can read comics in the lunch break in the office. Maybe fit to Fantasy.SE or some such. For example compare with this question, which is IMO much more on-topic here, but is closed.
Aug
18
comment Which layer should have a hood (for rainy conditions)?
+1 Interesting question. I wander if someone will mention the compact waterproof hood versus the padded, warm traditional hood. Also hoods vs. hats.
Aug
16
accepted How dangerous is it to fall 3 meters when lead climbing?