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comment Training to prepare for oxygen deficiency in the high mountains
@furtive Would you consider deleting your answer please? I do search and rescue in the California mountains and being in better shape does not change your risk of AMS. This is a common, but dangerous misconception. My wife is a doctor and she backs me up. If you can, please check page 4 of Wilderness medicine: amzn.com/1437716784
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comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
@DonBranson I live in California and have scared off a pack of coyotes on many occasions. At least here, they are small even for dogs and while they aren't scared of people, they keep a respectful distance and will run a bit if you chase them. Very low threat to a full-grown human.
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comment Solar Power While Backpacking
Thanks ShemSeger, this solution only adds a pound to my pack. The weight really matters and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to find a light enough solution.
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comment Solar Power While Backpacking
@mattnz An interesting idea. I will leave a battery on my balcony for a week or two and see if it keeps its charge full time. The entire 214-mile hike will be above 8000 feet (2.5km), so direct sunlight won't be a problem. The cold might be, though. Cold might drain batteries.
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