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No, I won't pay you for answering my question.

If I'd like to do that, I would just make it. If I'm asking here, it means, I'm seeking knowledge, not the payed advice.

So just don't troll me with comments like 'you should hire a professional'.


Jan
13
comment How should I remove a tick?
I've tried many times to pull the tick out, and gently it's not possible. Those things hold so strong, that it simply wasn't working.
Jan
13
comment What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?
DEET is dangerous only to syntetic clothes.
Jan
13
comment Is it true that, in cold conditions, you will freeze faster wearing wet clothes than not wearing any?
@MichaelBorgwardt have you ever tried to wear wet clothing in cold weather? Try once, for example after taking them out of washing machine. The evaporating water drains heat from the object it touches.
Jan
13
comment How much would a base camp shower cost in the Himalayas?
I suppose most people on the world take neither shower nor bath. Those are extremelly water-ineficient ways of washing up.
Jan
13
comment How much would a base camp shower cost in the Himalayas?
@Val nobody really needs 2 showers a day. It's all in your head.
Jan
13
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
Are there any studies about how the acclimatization rate accelerates by the people with longer high mountain experience?
Jan
13
comment Gloves, but not for keeping warm?
@DanJAB if you think that only you can understand the reasons, it makes the question useless for future visitors. You've had time to improve your question, you've wasted it, under such circumstances I'm voting to delete the question.
Jan
13
comment Is it true that, in cold conditions, you will freeze faster wearing wet clothes than not wearing any?
It depends how wet it is. If it's very wet, you're better off being naked than in wet clothes. Air is better insulator than water.
Jan
13
comment Does cotton really kill?
To your conclusion: you miss one thing. While the gross heat loss may be the same, in the breathing clothes the energy is drained when you sweat, and you sweat when you overheat, so it's the surplus energy. On the other hand, cottons keeps moisture drains that energy afterwards, for example when you rest and not produce so much energy. This forces your body to produce more sweat on overheating and loose more energy when resting.
Jan
13
comment Does cotton really kill?
In the room, the effects are not such visible. By wind they are tremendous. Even in the summer, wet cotton is very uncomfortable. And it doesn't want to dry up.
Jan
12
comment 1000 names for snow
While it's interesting, it's off topic here. Firstly it's asked as a list question, which is not good for Q&A. Second, it's primarily linguistic question, and as such, it would be better fit for English SE.
Jan
9
comment If you are buried in an avalanche will you survive?
Did you mean, what are the odds to dig yourself out?
Sep
26
comment During high-altitude lengthy expedition: To shave or not shave?
I would reword your question to, is there any scientific reason for being aberrant and shaving your hair?
Jul
29
comment How can I test out my equipment before a backpacking trip?
Of course first aid kit can be tested. Imagine some injury and check, if what you need is inside.
May
20
comment What is the point of hiking boots, versus any comfortable walking shoes?
What are "old shoes"? Running shoes? Military surplus shoes? Without being more specific, this questions could be reworded as "what are trekking shoes?".
May
15
comment Gloves for knuckle protection that can get wet but not necessarily waterproof
The OP didn't want anything bullet-proof. The impact that could smash through the work gloves would break your hand even if you were wearing something like that. Work gloves are fair enough to deal with rocks etc.
May
1
comment Why is a “Czech bed roll” called this? History, uses?
It's 'Czech army bed roll'. So 2 first adjectives specify only the origin. To make the question broader, and not based on simple misunderstanding, you can reedit to ask if it's worth buying surplus army sleeping bags or bed rolls. Old military stuff tends to be quite heavy.
Apr
16
comment How should you wash clothes after exposure to poison oak/ivy/sumac?
Is it a kind of Marseille soap?
Apr
16
comment How to deal with aggressive homeless when exploring urbex?
Maybe I should change 'urbex' to the 'cave' and than it will be on-topic?
Apr
15
comment How to deal with aggressive homeless when exploring urbex?
I've asked on meta, is geocaching on topic, or it should have a separate site. If geocaching is on topic, than the whole scope of geocaching should be on topic, if not, it needs a separate site (which doesn't make a lot of sense). Urbex questions cross-topic with survival (urban survival) and parkour. Creating a lot of separate sites wouldn' make much sense with such a large cross-topic area.