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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?
Aug
15
comment How dangerous is it to fall 3 meters when lead climbing?
There are anchors, but no carabiners (I am not sure for the term.)
Aug
15
asked How dangerous is it to fall 3 meters when lead climbing?
Aug
15
comment What can I use an old tent for?
Concerning my more concrete question: would it be wise to pitch the tent rock-solid in the wilredness close to the city and use it sporadically. Could it catch mould/be torn apart if I take precautions? I do not want to litter the forest.
Aug
14
asked What can I use an old tent for?
Aug
14
comment How to safely carry a fixed-blade knife?
Why would you want such a blade. You can't open it with one hand.
Aug
13
comment How to safely carry a fixed-blade knife?
I do not understand. Most pocket knifes are designed to be opened with one hand.
Jul
30
comment What resources are needed to attempt E3?
@Łukasz Lech, of course, if someday I decide to do the hike, there will be at least an individual question for the territory of each country. Btw for Bulgaria one needs about 20 days, 15kg pack and 0/250/600BGN (no purchases/no food purchases/no food carried). Very very roughly.
Jul
29
comment What do you risk when you ignore blisters and carry on walking?
@DavidR, no, I didn't know about that technique. I have seen people make a hole in the swelled tissue and squeeze out the liquid. Some leave a thin thread inside, so that the hole doesn't heal and subsequent liquid leaks out.
Jul
29
answered What do you risk when you ignore blisters and carry on walking?