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Jun
16
comment How do I reliably diagnose my own dehydration?
This is a great answer (+1), but it seems my question is a duplicate. I am voting to close it. Maybe it would be sensible for a moderator to move your answer to the other thread and delete my question.
Jun
9
comment Drinking alcohol as the last choice in survival situation
I expect painkillers or some kind of mood-enchancing drug could be less dangerous than alcohol.
Apr
13
comment How to hide a trail turn?
Your idea of civilization differs from mine. In the same field people burn stolen cables to get rid of the insulation, often causing fires. My neighbours throw out construction waste in order to avoid paying for transportation. A couple of homeless people live in those fields. And I'm in a capital 30 minutes from the center.
Apr
13
comment How to hide a trail turn?
@Liam, it's a small opening, at summer surrounded by high bushes. I do not who goes there, but the place is quite private (hidden from sight).
Apr
13
comment How to hide a trail turn?
Firstly, 4 entirely new tags for a question with 0 upvotes seems over the top, some should be removed. Secondly, @OlinLathrop, I have lived here for some time and never seen authorities in this land. People walk their dogs in the most accessible parts, but never seen cops or workers anywhere around. There are some ruins, lots of thorns. No one cares about this land, until they get a permission for building something on it.
Apr
13
comment How to hide a trail turn?
Hey, I couldn't find a suitable tag, thus created "front-country". Was wandering between city parks and that. Please advice.
Mar
19
comment Hiking boot fit: how snug should height of instep feel
Different companies and different models use different foot model, and sizing is based solely on the foot length. Therefore, it might help to try other models or brands.
Mar
12
comment How do membrane-based boots breathe?
@Liam, we were comparing leather and textile. The salesperson explained that leather keeps much warmer, but has no effect on breathability or water proof-ness.
Jan
23
comment How to camp in wolf country?
So in case of sleeping: wake up and apply the prepared measures?
Jan
15
comment How to camp in wolf country?
Bulgaria, Europe. They were dark (black?), not white, like in the movies. In number they were about 12.
Jan
14
comment How to camp in wolf country?
;-p Come visit Bulgaria some time - we are not so far away and the pund/lev exchange rate is extremely good for you.
Jan
14
comment How to camp in wolf country?
They were actually looking at us and a couple of them grolwed at us. It was not until about 20-30 seconds that they turned and slowly disappeared into the vegetation. I was quite happy not to be tucked in a restricting sleeping bag.
Nov
27
comment Wear a Shirt(and sunscreen) or (just) Sunscreen
I hate wearing a shirt for the sweat it generates (preventing air circulation). IMHO rucksack breathability is nullified by a cotton shirt. Other guys love nothing more than changing to a clean T-shirt.
Oct
28
comment How to walk as a roped party on a glacier?
I can't quite comprehend the last argument. If on a slight incline a member of the team falls, shouldn't he and all other members immediately self-arrest with ice axes?
Oct
24
comment When should you use gear to climb a tree?
Usually the ground below trees is grass and leaves, not rocks, so it should be somewhat safer that rock climbing. Once I heard from a woman her son fell while brushing walnuts and broke a collar bone. Those trees are about 3-10 meters high around here. On the other hand. just outside my office, for the past couple of weeks, a group of construction workers have been working at 5th floor height scaffold without any protection - also climbing the outside of the scaffolds. The ground is concrete.
Oct
6
comment Ration or consume water?
I agree with all your point (including the last paragraph). Too little water == dehydration == bad, too much water == increased sweating and urination == bad. The body adjusts.
Oct
6
comment What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?
A shower is a great advice. I tend to find ticks even without a mirror, but by touch. Only exception is when the tick has managed to fully bury, but then it's easy to find, because the place becomes red and itchy.
Aug
27
comment What batteries would make sense to power 12v devices (e.g. blankets, lights) for camping?
I had never seen such a frying pan, but I am sure that it's targeted to car camping. Why else 12V?
Jul
29
comment In an abandoned quarry, is it possible to pry loose rocks from walls until stable?
What @PaulPaulsen says, with a long shovel. If you want more people warning you that you may die, go to Bikes.SE and ask about dropping it off with a bike ;p
Jul
4
comment To pack Vertical or Horizontal?
I have met the "put light items at bottom, heavy items at shoulder level", but never understood it. One obvious effect of this is rising one's center of gravity, making them less stable. This can be felt at difficult terrain.