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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.
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comment What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?
DEET is dangerous only to syntetic clothes.
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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.
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answered How to stay clean on a multi-day hike?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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answered Does cotton really kill?
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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.
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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.
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revised What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?
I suppose you mean United States. If no, just add country tag. Otherwise your question is not answerable
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comment If you are buried in an avalanche will you survive?
Did you mean, what are the odds to dig yourself out?