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revised What clothing would be suitable for hiking and camping in 0°C?
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Jul
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comment Outdoor activities for shoulder season
"Shoulder" season? That's a new one on me.
Jul
19
reviewed Approve What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
Jul
13
comment What should I bring home foraged mushrooms in?
carrying a basket of organic goodies implies you have collected some organic goodies, not that there is some loss of dignity. I'm not sure what the problem is. That said, you're not going to do mushrooms much harm in a normal back pack for a short while.
Jun
22
comment How did people make topographical maps in the pre-modern?
That is a good point re the curvature of the earth - especially for large mountain ranges (eg Himalayas) - and is one of the reasons why it was so difficult to settle on a precise figure for Everest's height. My answer was taking the much simpler, local, view - valid for general mapping of smaller areas.
Jun
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revised How did people make topographical maps in the pre-modern?
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Jun
20
answered How did people make topographical maps in the pre-modern?
Jun
19
comment How to encourage birds into the garden of a rented house?
Rupert - I have edited your post to remove the needlessly confrontational phrasing and kept what I hope is the core of your message.
Jun
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revised How to encourage birds into the garden of a rented house?
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Jun
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Jun
10
comment What makes a good surfing location?
Additionally, the Pacific Ocean is big. Really big. So the swell gets time to build to something awesome. The Atlantic is much smaller, so even at its best, it will never be as big.
Jun
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revised What makes a good surfing location?
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Jun
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comment When is the midge season in Scotland?
I'd agree with Gilad that in general this is correct, however some areas have much longer seasons. Where we are midges start to become too much for sitting outside and having drinks on the patio as early as late April, and even this year was late May. Skye and the west have much worse midges than the east and central areas, and the far north has only minimal areas that suffer from midges, so Gilad's forecast link is essential!
Jun
5
comment How to estimate the depth of a pool of water from a distance above?
It is simple and pretty safe. We started doing this with no training, no guidance, and we even had 15 year olds doing it with us. 80ft is nothing. Trust me.
Jun
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comment How do I help people enjoy camping/hiking (like I do!)?
cold bears really would be a surprise :-)
Jun
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Jun
4
comment Training to prepare for oxygen deficiency in the high mountains
Furtive - I have edited out the first sentence of your answer, as the research appears to show that it is false. The rest of the post seems grand. Please comment here if you have any queries/challenge
Jun
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revised Training to prepare for oxygen deficiency in the high mountains
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Jun
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comment Stuff or roll a tent for storage?
With most of my tents I fold, but I change the folding pattern each time. This gets most of the benefits of both techniques.
May
29
answered Properly using a Gamow Bag