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Jun
8
asked What should I do when caught in lightning while in my tent?
Jun
8
comment If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
In the Swiss Alps, I once saw a group of sheep who, in the middle of a thunderstorm, all huddled together in the middle of a large, flat field of snow. It seems evolution needs some more generations to teach sheep the BSA advice.
Jun
7
awarded  Yearling
Jun
5
accepted Do I need to hang a bear cache?
Jun
5
asked Thunderstorms in the Canadian Rockies in September?
Jun
4
comment Tent placement?
@IlmariKaronen Ah, true, but it's nice in October when everything is frozen ;-)
Jun
4
comment Tent placement?
Still you'd see only a small part of the sky... for the best experience I'd get out completely in any case.
Jun
4
comment Tent placement?
The best place is on a thick layer of deliciously soft tundra moss!
Jun
4
comment Tent placement?
But you lose the sight of the stars. Does your tent have a transparent roof? When I'm in the tent I anyway have no view of the stars, or at best a very limited view. When I was camping in desert mountains (California White Mountains) I crawled out of my tent at 2:00 for my stargazing.
Jun
4
comment What temperatures can I expect in caves compared to surface?
It gets warmer as you go deeper down.
Jun
3
comment How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
I see the Terra Nova 1-person ultralight tents go from £330.00 to a wopping £800.00. Although not asking for product recommendation, I wonder, which one did you get?
Jun
2
awarded  Nice Question
May
28
comment How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
@Avestron Although product recommendations are off-topic, I can add that I'm looking for a freestanding solo "full" double-walled tent ("full" as in, doesn't rely on trekking poles or so). In combination with that is available through my local store (offers generous return policies) I came to the shortlist listed in the question.
May
28
comment How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
@Avestron I didn't find any wind-related comments by any review. But there should be some predictors based on shape, material, mass, and other characteristics. Some models are quite new.
May
26
asked Do I need to hang a bear cache?
May
26
reviewed Close Maxpedition Condor 2 unresolved questions
May
26
reviewed Reviewed Do you footprint the inside of your tent, outside, or both?
May
25
asked How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
May
25
comment How are backcountry campground reservations enforced?
Hmm, I'm used to make much longer days, I rarely if ever stop before 18:00 and usually continue until 20:00-ish, but then again I could do that /because/ I could camp anywhere (and because there was midnight Sun — once I made a 15 hour / 45 km day where I did start to feel my feet in the end, and once I continued hiking until 01:30). I usually don't really know what to do with my time once I have my camp set up and finished eating etc.
May
25
comment What Canadian national/provincial/territorial parks permit random backcountry camping, if any?
Great information! Unfortunately Quetico is a little bit further from southern Ontario than Algonquin or Killarney, but that of course is why it's less popular (even if it's not incredibly far from Winnipeg).