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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!
Apr
3
asked Legality of “semi-permanent” wooden structures in state and national forests in the US
Mar
26
answered How does the Esbit stove perform in cold & wind?
Mar
2
comment Driving tent pegs into rocky ground
+1 for the narrow stakes idea. I am not much of a titanium kind of guy, but I usually carry two sets of stakes: regular plastic ones for soft ground, and thin aluminum "wire" ones for hard rocky ground. The aluminum bends pretty easily, but sometimes that is an advantage, they tend to find their way around larger rocks in the ground, and they are not too hard to straighten up when they bend. And if they get really out of shape, they are cheap enough to replace.
Feb
11
accepted For a DIY wood burning stove, is there a significant advantage of the double wall “bushbuddy” style?
Feb
9
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Feb
7
asked For a DIY wood burning stove, is there a significant advantage of the double wall “bushbuddy” style?
Feb
3
comment What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking
Why the downvote?
Feb
3
comment First time camping, need advice
I like the part about putting your tent together before the trip. That way you won't end up like I did when I borrowed a tent from a friend, lugged it to the top of a mountain, only to discover that he gave me a wrong set of poles. Luckily I had enough rope to string the tent between two trees.
Feb
2
comment How to cheaply introduce someone to backpacking
+1. When you read a backpacking forum or visit an outfitter like REI, you would get an impression that backpacking is very expensive, but most of the time you really just very few things, unless you are doing something really extreme, and in that case it probably isn't a good idea to bring an inexperienced person along.
Feb
1
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Feb
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Feb
1
revised What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack?
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Feb
1
comment How do I pack a mummy type sleeping bag in a M10 or M28 haversack?
Making their own compression sack seems what most people are doing to solve this problem.