Temperatures in winter hover around 14F to -10F. [...] Also the pass's top is known for it very high wind speeds and dangerous blizzards .
If the temperatures are at the low end of this range and there are high winds, then you're in an extremely challenging environment, and maintaining an appropriate level of safety while traveling alone will require deep ...
You should camp lower down, if you are taking risk into account, as your answer implies you are. In the Sierra and Rockies, which is where I have experience, camping even a few hundred feet from the top will be very noticeably less windy, and you may even find a stone wind-break constructed by previous hikers.
If you go below timber line, you will find the ...
I think that you yourself answered your question.
If you know that there are often strong winds and blizzards on the pass, then it is better to set up your camp before or after the pass, it will be safer.
Not only is there a strong wind and blizzards on the pass, but also the weather can change very quickly in the mountains. And if the weather changes ...
Here is the setup I have used in my long (1-3 week) treks in northern Scandinavia:
For shorter crossings
(or if the water is warmer)
Good, sturdy sandals (e.g. Teva)
Zip off legs of your pants, or remove them completely to keep them dry
Keeping socks on can help some (but not a lot)
(Fording stick and/or trekking poles)
IMHO the risk from sandals is not ...
Commonly cited reasons for washing new clothes, especially those worn next to the skin, are
to remove some of the chemicals added (for whatever reason) to the material by the manufacturer -- chemicals that your skin may have an adverse reaction to
to remove some of the pathogens that have been deposited on the garment by sick folk trying on the item in the ...
Following @csk advice, I washed the mittens in luke-warm water with a little bit of soap and then dried on a rack.
I was worried that washing might remove the waterproofing but that was silly: the mittens were soaked through on the first day of actual use and on all the days after that. So even if i had not washed them prior to use, they would have become ...
That should work great.
As you probably know The G-1000 fabric is a specific cotton-polyester blend. Cotton and polyester will not be damaged by those temperatures.
The Greenland wax is made from beeswax and parrafine. Neither will evaporate at those temperatures so your oven won't end up covered in waxy residue.
I can think of only two possible problems:...
I do not necessarily agree with some previous comments.
One one side, ambers will typically only burn a hole into your clothes, particularly any synthetic like polyester or nylon. It does not matter what you are wearing, you may get burn holes. I found cotton or wool the best and hole resistant. Any polyester will get burn holes.
However, the question was ...