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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 suggested edit on 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 suggested edit on What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?
Feb
21
answered Where in New Zealand is wild camping permitted?
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
comment Planning a Trip with strangers
Meet the people at the bar first?
Jan
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
1
comment Will a tent provide some protection from bears?
@Tomas: Hardly theoretical. In some places, such as Yellowstone, the bears are so active and dangerous it is expected of all backpackers. The National Park Service in fact recommends not sleeping in the same clothes used to cook, as seen at nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/backcountryhiking.htm
Dec
26
awarded  Custodian
Dec
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Climbing volcanic mountains
Dec
26
answered Does a cotton lined sleeping bag make sense?
Dec
5
comment Why do people who backpack sleep in tents instead of tarps?
Camp with just a tarp in northern Minnesota or southern Florida and you'll understand.
Dec
3
comment How safe is drinking distilled water?
Surviving on a lifeboat where you somehow managed to bring a bunch of glassware onto it without it breaking? Sunburn and exposure will be your immediate concerns there.
Dec
2
answered How safe is drinking distilled water?
Dec
2
comment How safe is drinking distilled water?
The claims about the caustic behaviors of purified water in this thread are false. Yes, distilled and deionized water can be very corrosive, but it will not 'burn through' stainless steal or many other metals for that matter.
Nov
21
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