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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?
Jul
29
asked What resources are needed to attempt E3?
Jul
29
comment Basics of Via Ferrata
Some hikers advised us to disassemble the bikes and carry first the wheels, then the frames. But with all the fog and rain that day, we chickened out and descended the mountain.
Jul
29
accepted Basics of Via Ferrata
Jul
12
comment Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
"hundreds of hippy families ... strip nude for good measure" blahahahaha. This is true, but not so widespread and not on the topic of "pitch my tent". In Bulgaria you can pitch your tent anywhere - except reserves. There are lots of fireplaces in the wilderness around cities and towns, also.
Jul
10
comment Where to carry a folding knife when hiking?
@LuizBorges, you can clip it to the edge of the pants, hanging against your skin. This should be more solid, than against the pocket, but is not really convenient for walking, plus it exposes the knife to your sweat. In your place, I would follow WedaPashi's advice and clip it against the waist-belt of the backpack. Have fun!
Jul
8
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Jul
8
reviewed No Action Needed Sailing with a child
Jul
8
accepted What style of camelback hydrating systems exist out there?
Jul
8
answered Where to carry a folding knife when hiking?
Jul
7
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Jul
7
reviewed Close Two to four day backpacking trip in Washington State for May
Jul
7
comment Two to four day backpacking trip in Washington State for May
The question is too localized. Rather, it should be asked how generally locate trail maps and information for a specific season, latitude, etc.
Jul
7
comment What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
Concerning your last point - I cannot comprehend why people wear shoes in summer, instead of sandals. The only advantage is the ankle support. And that comes at the price sweated wet feet from noon to evening.
Jul
7
comment What style of camelback hydrating systems exist out there?
Thanks for the advice. I am actually mostly concerned about the "mouth-end" of the hose. The first one clearly has a cover, that needs to be opened with hands. Also I have heard that there are some "bite"-type systems, where there is no cap, but biting the hose enables the water flow. Any thoughts?
Jul
6
asked What style of camelback hydrating systems exist out there?
Jul
6
comment Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
+1 for the feet in the rucksack. This is such a great answer!
Jul
6
comment Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
@ppl, condensation. Bad, but breathing inside the sleeping bag seems warmer than otherways.
Jul
6
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