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Feb
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comment UTM Rulers for Odd Scales?
You're asking two questions, The first, “Shouldn't maps from such popular map makers have more common scales?”, is subjective. The answer to the second is yes, there is. It's a simple geometric conversion.
Feb
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comment UTM Rulers for Odd Scales?
I know that as a rapex. Common scales are naturally 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000.
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revised Largest protected forest (ancient woodland) in England?
OK with management logging
Feb
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comment Largest protected forest (ancient woodland) in England?
@Aravona Ok. Then I will settle for "no commercial logging".
Jan
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comment Largest protected forest (ancient woodland) in England?
@Aravona I know that the Brits use the word National Park for places that include logging, mining, and agriculture. But I believe that in nature reserves, they do not permit those. That's why in my question, I specified what I mean by protected. I believe that undisturbed forests do not exist in the UK, but I might be wrong.
Jan
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comment Largest protected forest (ancient woodland) in England?
@Erik Hmm, do you reckon the largest protected forest in England is private and closed to the public? If so, I'd be interested in knowing both the largest protected forest overall, and the largest protected forest with (possibly limited) public access (perhaps some public rights of way that visitors must not depart from).
Jan
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comment Does it help to play a fake sound when confronted with a wild animal?
The systems emit replicated cougar sounds, and may keep coyotes away … … 10 minutes later, a cougar approaches…
Jan
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comment Can a human survive in Saltstraumen or other whirlpool?
Consider your second point; strong experienced swimmers can also drown in rip tides and currents.
Jan
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comment Is there a (long-distance-) trail without any available maps?
Off-trail is harder, but the OP is not proposing to prepare maps for off-trail use...
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Jan
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comment Is there a (long-distance-) trail without any available maps?
Another problem: a commercial map-maker will want to focus on popular areas, but in popular areas following the trail is easy even with a large-scale map. Following a rarely trodden trail, maps are essential, but such maps can never be profitable. Hence, I always end up relying on maps produced with public data such as collected by topographic institutes.
Jan
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comment Is there a (long-distance-) trail without any available maps?
Most of the northern part of Kungsleden is covered by Norge-Serien (1:50,000). In combination with the special Kebnekaise map (1:20,000) that covers most or all of Dag Hammarskjöld-leden, although Kungsleden through Stuor Muorkke is not fully covered. I've also seen dedicated Abisko Nationalpark maps, though very old. However, on a trail so clear and crowded in a landscape so open, a more detailed scale than 1:100,000 is hardly necessary.
Jan
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answered Is there a (long-distance-) trail without any available maps?
Jan
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comment What is the safest and most effective additive to keep drinking water from freezing?
A good thermos with hot water in the sleeping bag is no use, though ;-)