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revised How can I tell a “trail shoe” from a regular sport shoe?
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accepted Why do so many people hike with such light footwear?
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asked How can I tell a “trail shoe” from a regular sport shoe?
Apr
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comment Why do so many people hike with such light footwear?
I don't know think I quite agree with you. In places like Sarek Nationalpark, I haven't seen people hiking on light-weight shoes. Could you link an example of such a trail shoe? Are they for sale in regular stores, or must one go to "cottage manufacturers" such as for a lot of quality ultralight gear? To me, the footwear I saw people use in Zion National Park seemed no different from regular sport shoes, that I tried to use for hiking exactly once on a painful day hike on Churfirsten (just one, not all seven).
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Apr
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Apr
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comment Why do so many people hike with such light footwear?
I noticed that yesterday when visiting two outdoor stores (Blacks and Mountain Hardwear), that neither of them sold any shoes I would consider hiking in. Surprised to see this in the UK, where neither wet terrain nor rocky terrain is in short supply.
Apr
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asked Why do so many people hike with such light footwear?
Apr
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comment Overview of free and open huts in Norway outside the system of the official tourist association DNT
See also Mountain bothies for a comparable concept in Britain.
Apr
18
comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
Is this for open terrain, where we can watch far-away features easily as long as the weather is clear, or for dense forest? Why would you choose to use directions found on the internet over a (topographic) map?
Apr
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comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
That won't work in England for lack of sunshine.
Apr
18
comment Will a compass work underground or underwater?
Yes, unless you're near large quantities of iron ore…
Apr
18
comment What range should I expect for a reasonable set of walkie-talkies / two-way radio?
@BenCrowell There's a tradeoff indeed.
Apr
18
comment What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
@Mr.Derpinthoughton That's why the question is for both countries.
Apr
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comment What range should I expect for a reasonable set of walkie-talkies / two-way radio?
@StrongBad Cell phones are not an option anywhere I go backpacking. It's either two way radio or satellite phone.
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Mar
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comment How do I apply for a permit for the Zona de Reserva in Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema? Can it be done online?
That appears to be for guided tours, not just for permits, right? Permits are free of charge and that page asks €8.