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Oct
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accepted Cycling in Ontario — do I need to worry about permission to access logging roads?
Oct
16
accepted When can a glacier be crossed without special gear (axes, crampons, rope, etc.)?
Oct
16
accepted Can I use a tent in bear country, if I ate food in it over a year ago?
Oct
16
accepted What is considered a water source, and why is it recommended to camp so far from them?
Oct
16
accepted Is burying human waste always the lowest-impact solution?
Oct
16
revised Proper food storage against black bears on a LONG (e.g., 14 days) trip, partly in black bear country? (enough bear canisters not practical)
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Oct
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comment Proper food storage against black bears on a LONG (e.g., 14 days) trip, partly in black bear country? (enough bear canisters not practical)
I carried two bear canisters on my 14-day trip in the Canadian Rockies, knowing that the first 3-4 days I'd be on campsites with bear poles.
Oct
16
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Oct
15
revised How to re-store an inflatable sleeping pad?
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Oct
15
revised How to re-store an inflatable sleeping pad?
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Oct
15
answered How to re-store an inflatable sleeping pad?
Oct
14
awarded  Critic
Oct
14
comment How to humanely kill an injured rabbit?
When I was hiking with a group of Dutch mostly urban youngsters (aged 17–21) in the mountains of Norway, someone “found” an axe and decided to carry it around to make him look like a viking. They later used it to release a dying sheep from his suffering. But maybe your girlfriend does not carry an axe around while walking the dog.
Oct
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revised How much should your backpack weigh?
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comment How much should your backpack weigh?
Dehydrated meals needn't be expensive. I buy them from Amazon and spend less than €1.50 per meal. The only downside is that I use slightly more fuel than others, as it needs to boil for several minutes, but I pay that happily.
Oct
14
comment How much should your backpack weigh?
Be careful with too modest a safety margin. In September 2014 I got stuck in the Canadian Rockies during a freak September winter storm with snowfall down to 1400 metre that didn't melt for a week. It took me three extra days to get back to safety. I was happy I had several extra days worth of food and fuel (water is plentiful there).
Oct
14
comment How much should your backpack weigh?
I camped with an ultralight tent exactly once (Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1), but quickly reverted to tents that can handle weather. Ultralight is not for me, I prefer to be warm and safe at night.
Oct
14
answered How much should your backpack weigh?
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revised How much should your backpack weigh?
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revised Backpacking in the Winter (Michigan)
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