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Feb
16
comment Any reason to carry a mug outside of the backpack?
@Howdy_McGee Not in general. It depends on the location and on how an individual treats risks. I've never heard of people filtering water in the Scandinavian mountains. It appears many people on this site are more cautious than I consider necessary — for example, I don't know anyone who has ever had trouble drinking from streams in the Alps, yet plenty on this site seem to consider it's not safe. I didn't use a filter either in N-America in the Adirondacks, Canadian Rockies, or Coast Mountains. I really do wonder if all those "you must filter the water" warnings are evidence-based.
Feb
15
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Feb
15
comment Any reason to carry a mug outside of the backpack?
@OddDeer I don't have it outside myself as I do find it annoying. I use a hydration system, and when I do drink directly from a stream I form a cup with my hands, unless I have already stopped for a break anyway.
Feb
15
comment What locations to scuba dive inland in the UK?
@Liam inland scuba diving at Guernsey?!
Feb
15
answered Any reason to carry a mug outside of the backpack?
Feb
11
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
11
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.
Feb
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Feb
4
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Feb
2
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Feb
1
revised Largest protected forest (ancient woodland) in England?
OK with management logging
Feb
1
comment Largest protected forest (ancient woodland) in England?
@Aravona Ok. Then I will settle for "no commercial logging".
Jan
31
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
29
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
29
asked Largest protected forest (ancient woodland) in England?
Jan
29
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Jan
29
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
27
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
27
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...
Jan
26
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