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Mar
13
awarded  Good Question
Jan
28
comment Where in Europe is wilderness meeting the U.S. wilderness definition?
I am not sure about the exact definition and classification, but as far as I know, lot of areas that are called "wilderness" in the US have vehicle tracks and paths in them, forest service access roads, fire access roads etc.
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
19
comment Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
+1 for the emergency situations. That's a really good point.
Jan
18
answered Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
Dec
14
comment Moose: How to decrease the risk of being injured?
Don't carve your initials in it with a sharpened toothbrush!
Dec
12
revised One-day hike around Prague
Added information about other hiking areas.
Dec
11
answered What are examples of inappropriate places to hide a geocache?
Dec
11
comment What is the benefit to telemark skiing?
I believe that Telemark style is used when your boot is not atached to the ski at the heel, only at the tip, like for example with cross country skis.
Dec
11
answered One-day hike around Prague
Dec
9
comment Canadian Law with respect to knifes
Why did this get downvoted? I understand that legal qusetions like this may not be appropriate for this site, but if you downvote, could you please provide an explanation?
Dec
4
comment Are 35mm film canisters safe for holding spices?
We used to half fill these with soda, add some vinegar, quickly close them and toss them. Then there is this: scitoys.com/scitoys/scitoys/thermo/thermo2.html
Nov
5
answered Destination for (half-) day hike near Kraków, Poland in late autumn/early winter
Oct
29
comment What are the advantages of learning to ski on a trip? (as opposed to beforehand)
You can also try this: forums.fasterskier.com/topic/sand-skiing :)
Oct
27
answered Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
Aug
30
comment Can I sail a raft on a European river with commercial traffic?
Great advice! I don't know about Danube, but from experience I know that on many small rivers in Europe, small hand built raft are usually allowed into locks. One warning: Danube gets quite large in its lower part, and is supposed to have currents that can be quite dangerous to small water crafts, so be very careful. Talking to people who know the river is definitely very good advice.
Jun
2
comment What are some alternative ways of fishing - i.e. catching fish?
“You’ve nobbut to guddle ’em.”
Apr
24
comment Does the solar powered fridge work as advertised whilst hiking?
I never tried this fridge, but there are a lot of canteens, for example old German military ones, that have a felt cover that works on the same evaporation principle. You keep the felt wet, and evaporation will cool of water in the canteen. In hot weather, it works surprisingly well.
Apr
9
accepted Legality of “semi-permanent” wooden structures in state and national forests in the US
Apr
7
comment Legality of “semi-permanent” wooden structures in state and national forests in the US
@BMitch: good point!