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Jun
6
answered Are there any phobia-friendly ways to deal with flies?
Jun
5
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
5
comment Do I need to hang a bear cache?
This is bad advice. There is no keeping "smell to a minimum" with bears, they have a keener sense of smell than bloodhounds. If you don't want to hang your food fine, but at least have enough respect for the wildlife to use a bear canister, or a purpose built bag such as an ursack. You owe it to the bears to do it right. You've just been lucky enough not to have been caught.
Jun
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
5
answered Swimming across a strong current
May
27
comment Are carabiners useful tools to have in the wilderness? If so, what would they be used for?
@Vorac: they are not much heavier than the cheap keychain variety, but they can be counted on to secure heavy loads reliably.
May
26
answered Do I need to hang a bear cache?
May
23
comment Ways of attaching a DSLR on a ACT Trail 32 backpack
Do you need it literally mounted to your backpack so you can take photos 'hands free', or do you really just want quick access?
May
7
awarded  Favorite Question
Apr
19
comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
Even if you do a terrible job cutting it, the ends are never under load, so it doesn't really matter anyway. Checking for fraying and other damage you should do regardless, so it makes no difference.
Mar
9
comment Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
If you are just simply laying on your sleeping bag, and it is so hot outside that doing that is a problem, you can always just lay right on your sleeping pad or tent floor. Practical issues of hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight will come into play before the temperature does.
Mar
7
answered Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
Mar
5
reviewed Reject How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Feb
24
comment What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
@BenCrowell: They didn't dream them up from nothing, they created them to model based on observed evidence.
Feb
24
revised What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
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Feb
24
answered What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
Feb
24
comment What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
It would be nice to post links to the data you are referencing.
Feb
21
reviewed Edit Where in New Zealand is wild camping permitted?
Feb
21
revised Where in New Zealand is wild camping permitted?
edited to include helpful link
Feb
21
reviewed Approve What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?