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No expensive Gore-Tex jacket will degrade at a material level to the point where it needs structural reinforcement during a reasonable lifetime of a jacket. You'd need to regularly use the jacket improperly. Simply using a rucksack just won't do it. The "degradation" you are referring to is caused by the DWR (durable water repellent) coat rubbing ...


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Some of my staple foods on long hikes: well dried out sausages: high in calories, tasty, can be cooked if you want something warm, has a lot of salt to help refill all that we lost via sweating szalonna/slănină, pork fatback bacon, it is basically fat with a salty edge, same properties as the sausages above jam/marmalade/honey, but in some tight plastic ...


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There have been some good answers already. Just adding my experience as someone living in Indonesia. If you trek in a jungle, the amount of bugs that are attracted to your headlamp can get WILDLY uncomfortable. Take that into account when deciding. That said, especially in that environment you often need to use your hands in case it gets slippery, so you may ...


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Hiking is best done at any time of day for an outdoor enthusiast. However, while most night walks are scheduled, unexpected delays on daytime trips may compel you to hike in the dark as you return. So, when roaming, you should always be prepared for any circumstance and carry a decent light in your bag just in case. However, which choice should you select ...


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Yes, If you want to enjoy this year's fall foliage at Catskills then it would be great if you visit there till the middle of October, Like every year there were great fall foliage between September to October. This period of time leaves start to turn green to yellow, orange, and red. and make beautiful fall foliage. The advantage of visiting Catskills is ...


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I joined this community, because I fel no one has answered the question. There's a few answers about "diamond being more conductive than copper" and "copper is slightly toxic, but so are other metals" which I found un-helpful. More people criticizing the asker than answering the intent of the question. Answer: Copper is Expensive ...


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Copper has another undesirable property: it's an excellent electrical conductor and also has a quite high standard electrode potential, which means it will happily create electrochemical cells when in contact with other metals. This usually happens when you put different utensils together in a dish washer: metals which normally don't oxydize, such as ...


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Drinking water and eating food from copper utensils is considered safe, although copper can keep meals warm for an extended period. Cooking salty foods in copper vessels, on the other hand, is not recommended because the iodin in salt quickly reacts with copper, releasing more copper particles. As a result, you must exercise caution when cooking with such ...


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Copper cookware IS used for cooking (at least, in the mediterranean culture I am native to). For people familiar with this, it is considered obvious that: It is not lightweight at any rate. The copper is both denser than the steel and less rigid, so the same container must be made from thicker metal sheet. It HAS to be tin-coated. Tin coating is not very ...


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In the question, you have stated several false and-or dubious claims: Copper is lightweight Copper is more dense ("heavier") than all of the three listed alternatives; it has density of 8.9 g/cm3, which is higher than aluminum (2.7 g/cm3), steel (7.7 to 8.1 g/cm3) and titanium (4.5 g/cm3). Copper is the best heat conducter [sic] you can get ...


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Copper is about the same density as stainless. It is relatively toxic so is always coated for cooking. Copper and copper compounds are used for sea water boat hulls because it kills or repels barnacles, etc. The traditional pewter/tin coating on copper cookware can fairly easily be melted on an open fire leaving some bare copper. Stainless clad copper is ...


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Of course, you can, but tactical lights are ideally suited for tactical use. It is constructed of a higher grade of aluminium and is more durable, and they are smaller and easier to carry than standard flashlights, and they are waterproof. It is great for self-defence in an emergency. It can emit light intense enough to discourage an attacker, disorient them ...


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Yes you can use but it is better use tactical flashlights. Tactical flashlights are much more durable. Many are made with a higher grade of aluminum and are armor-coated. They are normally lighter in weight than a regular flashlight. And they're resistant to weather, shocks and corrosion.


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The design benefit of these emitters is that the brightness comes from a much smaller area. This means that the optics can focus the light into a smaller spot. There doesn't, at the moment, seem to be an efficiency benefit over the best LEDs, except perhaps in low power modes. This is partly because current designs are optimised for maximum brightness. ...


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