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Mar
17
comment How do I apply for a permit for the Zona de Reserva in Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema? Can it be done online?
I forgot to post it here as an answer, but ultimately I obtained a permit by e-mailing pn.grazalema.cmaot@juntadeandalucia.es. with the indicated information. Judging from the number of people on the trail, I must conclude that the majority hikes without a permit.
Mar
17
accepted How do I apply for a permit for the Zona de Reserva in Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema? Can it be done online?
Mar
17
comment What sleep quality do you get in the outdoors?
I sleep FAR better outdoors than indoors. I sleep in a warm sleeping bag in a tent.
Mar
16
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
14
revised What's the problem with burying toilet paper?
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Mar
14
comment What's the problem with burying toilet paper?
@BenCrowell In the original question, the paper wasn't buried, which I think is a small but significant difference.
Mar
14
comment Leave-no-trace-exception for tissues?
Hmm, then why not bury toilet paper?
Mar
14
asked What's the problem with burying toilet paper?
Mar
14
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
Looks like we're not getting any further under the watchful eye of the Skeptics regulars.
Mar
14
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
Looks like we're not getting any further under the watchful eye of the Skeptics regulars.
Mar
11
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
I have asked the question at Skeptics.
Mar
11
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
I have asked the question at Skeptics.
Mar
11
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
I have asked the question at Skeptics.
Mar
11
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
@nhinkle A lot more people in backcountry areas pooping all over the place — I don't believe that at all.
Mar
11
comment In a survival situation, should I drink unpurified water?
According to a review of the literature from 2000, there is little evidence linking the drinking of water in the N. American wilderness and Giardia.The researcher notes that treatment of drinking water for Giardia may not be as important as recommended hand-washing in wilderness regions in North America. CDC surveillance data (for 2005 and 2006) reports one outbreak (6 cases) of waterborne giardiasis contracted from drinking wilderness river water in Colorado. However, less than 1% of reported giardiasis cases are associated with outbreaks
Mar
9
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
Because xe is non-standard and I don't like singular they.
Mar
8
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
Perhaps it makes a difference for temperatures, too.
Mar
8
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
8
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
@DLS3141 Time to relocate then :) I see your point, I didn't think of this downside.
Mar
8
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
@DLS3141 If I can't see the neighbours, and I can't hear the neighbours, and I can't smell the neighbours, then I don't mind their existence. On the other hand, if a vast sub-Arctic tundra valley has an unnaturally bright yellow spot it might spoil the wilderness feeling even from a distance of 5 km.