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Jul
29
comment Outdoor activities for shoulder season
"Shoulder" season? That's a new one on me.
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
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
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
6
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
5
comment How do I help people enjoy camping/hiking (like I do!)?
cold bears really would be a surprise :-)
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
1
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
27
comment Help identifying black and white “square winged” bird?
Comments shifted to chat.
May
23
comment What refilling material or glue did you chose to resole your trekking shoes? (What works, what doesn't)
Yep - this is the only long term way to do it, and is the way professional cobblers approach the problem.
May
13
comment Geocaching websites
I'd have to agree with nhinkle and Aravona here - list questions don't fit on Stack Exchange, so I'll close. I'd suggest looking at Ingress, though - millions of people love the exploring/competitive nature of it (including me)
May
12
comment Why do big wall harnesses have two belay loops?
That's a terrifying picture! My risk management head just keeps picturing a tangle at a critical moment...
May
8
comment How to prevent mosquitoes entering in your mouth while running?
In western Scotland in the summer this is the only possible solution to prevent inhaling swarms of midges. They are so small you can't easily filter otherwise, but a fine mesh net does the job wonderfully, and is not claustrophobic at all.
Apr
29
comment How to carry perishable foods on a multi-day trip, without it going rotten?
Shem - thanks for the edit. The question was far too broad as it initially stood. Personally, I think it is still a cross between too broad, and a duplicate of various other questions.
Mar
23
comment What kind of car do I need to reach most hiking trailheads near Boulder Colorado, Rocky Mountain NP
Obviously we don't do shopping advice, but I'm also a huge Subaru fan - have had WRX's and Foresters because they survive and get you there. That said, any good offroader will be a good idea.
Mar
1
comment How to overcome mental hurdles of adventure trauma?
Amphibent - can you clarify which question you are asking. It looks like you have 3 questions here
Feb
25
comment How to humanely kill an injured bird?
I think this falls within topic - it is something that while not common, can happen to any of us when hiking/camping etc., and it could be useful to know for a couple of reasons (including a poor shot when hunting, I guess - would you waste another bullet?)
Feb
16
comment How should I traverse fields with horses in?
Updated slightly for clarity, and cleaned up comments to remove trespass law discussion