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Oct
16
comment I am looking for a two way radio/device with constant contact
@gerrit, it's a gamble. Read the users comments - they are always truthful (or at least good-intended). And you are correct - the items there are not to be relied on, but insane deals do show up. E.g. I got a quality hobby boxing gloves for 1/2 of the price of the cheapest, provided locally. And, free shipping.
Oct
16
comment I am looking for a two way radio/device with constant contact
@gerrit, dx.com, madeinchina.com etc. are a series of large Chinese online-shops with questionable quality, low prices and free worldwide shipping. Shopping there is close to gambling :D
Oct
16
comment I am looking for a two way radio/device with constant contact
Hi. What have you looked into? DX and ebay sell things one doesn't know exist...
Oct
9
accepted When are cotton socks actually better?
Oct
2
answered Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
Oct
2
asked When are cotton socks actually better?
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?
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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?