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Feb
12
comment Prevent mosquito bites: insect repellent patch or just eat vitamin B1?
If you are going into (or are in) an area with widespread malaria, I would seriously consider taking some better precautions than B1. If you won't consider deet, mosquito netting may be a good idea. If you're not in malaria country, then it's not as important.
Feb
12
comment Which stove fuel has best weight to bulk to heat ratio?
This assumes that the efficiency of the different stoves is the same. Like Peter says, the Jetboil is supposed to be more efficient. Also, with white gas you lose a little every time you light it while you wait for the fuel tubes to heat up. Also, altitude and cold weather affect propane and gas stoves differently. I'm not sure how it balances out.
Feb
11
comment Should I get trekking poles for snowshoeing, or stick with ski poles?
I've broken a carbon pole before -- does that count as bending?
Feb
7
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Feb
7
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Feb
4
answered What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?
Feb
3
comment Are there any reliable and/or easy to use “rule of thumb” guides for windchill calculations?
Yes, but windchill alone is insufficient.
Feb
3
comment Are there any reliable and/or easy to use “rule of thumb” guides for windchill calculations?
Temperature and wind speed individually are more important than wind chill. You won't get frostbite at 33F, no matter how hard the wind is blowing, and you certainly need to dress differently if it's cold and the wind is blowing 40 mph.
Feb
2
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Feb
1
comment Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
An orange cap is probably sufficient (2). If you do that and stay on a trail (4) you should be safe. As a courtesy to hunters, it's nice to start out a couple hours after sunrise and finish up an hour or two before sunset.
Jan
31
answered What kind of canteen material will have the least effect on the taste of water?
Jan
31
comment Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
There are many millions of acres of public land open to hunting in the U.S.
Jan
31
answered How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
Jan
31
answered How to keep water cold in hot weather?
Jan
31
answered How bad do circumstances need to be before activating a PLB?
Jan
31
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Jan
31
revised What are the options for kayak self-rescue without a paddle float?
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Jan
31
answered What are the options for kayak self-rescue without a paddle float?
Jan
30
answered If I cross paths with a bear, what should I do?
Jan
30
comment What should you look for when buying hiking socks?
Fungus grow on feet much more than bacteria. Socks don't remove fungus or bacteria, but fungus grows better in moist environments. Cotton socks are fine for day hikes, especially in ventilated tennis shoes.