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Jun
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comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
You don't dry them.
Mar
27
comment How are sleeping bag temperature ratings determined?
When I bought a bag in New Zealand, it had two temperatures given: A comfort temperature, i.e., you'll be warm and sleep well; and a survival rating, i.e., you'll be awake all night cursing the cold but you won't freeze to death.
Mar
17
comment What is the best way to cross streams while backpacking?
possible duplicate of If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
Mar
12
comment Kilimanjaro expedition - trousers - softshell vs. gore-tex
A softshell isn't waterproof, though.
Feb
13
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Feb
8
revised If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
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Feb
7
answered If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
Feb
7
comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
One thing to keep in mind: Climbing is more about using the right technique so that you do not have to rely on your hand and finger strength too much. Obviously, you can do way more squats than you can do pullups.
Feb
7
comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
I guess it got a downvote because you didn't answer the question.
Feb
4
comment Does Fjällräven produce serious outdoors gear, or is it just trendy?
I think this question can be salvaged. It should ask: "When shopping for outdoor clothing, how can I tell if something is suitable or is just intended to look trendy". (Since you're from Germany, stay away from Jack Wolfskin. That's my personal biased opinion :D )
Feb
2
comment How do I Eskimo roll a kayak?
The first thing you should train is how to quickly and safely exit a capsized kayak. That sucks in a river, but is still better than drowning.
Feb
2
comment Is bear spray effective against other animals?
An important point is that bear spray has been tested on bears, but not on other animals. So while it will of course "work" on other animals in the sense that it'll hurt their eyes, there's no research yet on how they react. Maybe you'll only aggravate them even more?
Jan
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Jan
30
answered How do you determine how long a hike will take?
Jan
28
comment Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
The only people I've ever heard this from are people who've never been camping.
Jan
28
comment If lost in the wilderness, what is the first thing I should do?
I think in your second point (get busy making your camp) you should stress how important it is to stay put. Otherwise, you'll always be a step ahead of Search and Rescue. Countless stories of people being lost in the woods for days all revolve around the fact that they didn't stop moving...
Jan
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