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I suggest straight up asking the competition organisers. If they're reluctant to tell you then there's something to hide, not saying it's the mob but it could be the mob. If it's the NRA or a local shooting club they'll probably declare it directly. It's not really something anyone should have any reason to hide.


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It is important to never let a bear get any of your food. Do not cook and eat in the open outside your shelter. You would be foolish to try to defend your food in the open. You can cure a bear from trying to steal any camper’’s food if you cook and eat inside and give him a good dose of pepper spray. Your shelter should have a peek out vent on every side. ...


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I came in here as a musician from this question on music, so I leave the hiking relative aspect to others. As for the need to keep the chops in shape, you could just bring your mouth piece. This does not produce that much sound as with the instrument. My brother has a plastic mouth piece lying the car, and he sometimes blows it while driving... An even ...


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Trumpeting while backpacking? Do not see a problem with it, but please remain considerate of others. Hunting horns have been in use for centuries and are still in use in certain countries. It is a tradition. Nevertheless, one should be respectful of trumpeting in and around campsite, where others may get annoyed easily. Many hikers and campers appreciate the ...


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The Leave-no-trace tag in the question implies that you are familiar with the concept. Have you actually read the Leave No Trace principles? I'll quote from Leave No Trace Canada's 7th principle page: Be Considerate of Others One of the most important components of outdoor ethics is to maintain courtesy toward other visitors. It helps everyone enjoy their ...


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In Bear Country it is encouraged to make noise while hiking, so it would be OK there. It might be a bit hazardous to play while walking on rough trails. A friend played trumpet in a marching band, but the only hazards were in parades where they were behind the horses.


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If you haven’t done much hiking before: Don’t underestimate how exhausting it can be. Depending on the hike and level of fitness there is a very real chance you’ll be too exhausted to do any serious, beneficial practice. I agree with the other answers that playing the trumpet could seriously annoy other people. However, it very much depends on time and ...


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