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Student of Computer Science and Physics at RWTH Aachen University.


Jan
25
comment How do I self arrest without an ice axe?
For this reason, it should become clear that whenever you plan on bringing crampons, you must also bring an ice axe. If you don't wear crampons, try to kick your feet into the snow.
Jan
25
comment What things should I look for when buying a compass?
Also note that earth's magnetic field not only points north, but also, depending on where you are, slightly up or down. Get a compass that is made for the hemisphere (north/south) you intend it to use in, otherwise the needle might get stuck on the bottom/top of the compass
Jan
25
comment How can I stay warm in subzero weather?
@Different55 Fair enough. But if it's cold then you need good insulation from the ground. For extra warmth, you can put a foam pad under an inflatable thermarest.
Jan
25
comment Can any waterborne pathogens survive boiling?
There's one more caveat: While boiling kills most bacterias responsible for food-borne illnesses, boiling doesn't necessarily destroy their spores/toxins. One infamous example is botulism.
Jan
25
comment How should I remove a tick?
Nice to see that most answers emphasize the evenly part. Ticks aren't screws, so pulling them out counterclockwise or clockwise as some people like to tell you, won't do any good.
Jan
25
comment What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
Ryley, but if you do own a rope, more experienced people are more likely to take you with them and teach you stuff. That's what I did: Got a rope pretty soon and then said to experienced climbers: Hey, would you help me with setting up secure anchors if I provide you with a rope and a ride? Has worked pretty well so far :)
Jan
25
comment How can I stay warm in subzero weather?
I thought using a sleeping mat/sleeping pad was something obvious, even just for comfort: Hard ground vs. soft mat
Jan
24
comment How to reduce the annoying sound of falling raindrops on a tent?
I think it's something one can get used to. But if not, earplugs are the natural solution.
Jan
24
comment Can/Should I cook in my tent?
Ha, just at the same moment I wrote the same
Jan
24
comment How can I stay warm in subzero weather?
True. Just get your circulation going.
Jan
24
comment How can I stay warm in subzero weather?
Not necessarily a duplicate: Emergency means that you weren't prepared for the situation. Here, the low temperatures are already expected.
Jan
24
comment What do I do to prevent and treat frostbite?
Great answer. I have one tidbit to add: Don't wear boots that are too tight as this restricts blood flow, and don't wear boots that are too wide as this leaves your toes prone to get cold.
Jan
24
comment How does one dry clothes in humid weather?
And, very important, don't bring cotton clothes, as those will NEVER dry.