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How to determine the needed volume size when purchasing a backpack?
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I always take my 80+25L backpack. Exception might be warm summer weather. It does not matter if I go 1 day or 1 week trip I take large backpack. And here is why: I can easily take things from my wife\...

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Is it really a good workout to go to work by bike every day?
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Yes it's very good workout to go by bike every day. It's anyway better then going almost the same time by public transport. I'm not an expert but you need more time to recover when you increase a ...

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How best to condition oneself to do day hikes at an altitude peaking at 6,000 to 8,000 ft?
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Older people better tolerate high altitude. For that altitude you don't need to do any special trainings\preparation. It would be enough to do any sport activity like running swimming or bicycle. The ...

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What combination of tools is ideal for 40-60 degree snow and ice slopes? (Piolet(s), Whippets, ice tools)
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One of the most important thing in ski mountaineering is weight of equipment. So you should take only what you really need. That will allow you quickly move and enjoy a trip. Regarding what to take (...

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Do regular lighters not work at high altitude?
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I think it does not matter which lighter you use if it's filled with butane. Lighter would not work if gas temperature close to boiling temperature. For butane it's -1C. For isobutane it's -11C and ...

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Choosing socks for frequent switching cold-warm
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The problem seems to be not in the socks. She should prevent her legs\socks from getting wet. I suggest to take off the shoes while driving. Especially shoes with Thinsulate. If her legs\socks are ...

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Are AT skis unsuited for downhill skiing at a resort?
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I use both AT skis and downhill skis. I have different bindings for AT skis (dynafit TLT and Marker where boots connected to the frame). I'm not good at skiing, so for me there is no difference which ...

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What are good practices for resolving disagreements on a backpacking trip?
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In the group there should be one leader. This is the most experienced person. This person responsible for the route planning, amount of food required also this person checks equipment and cloth ...

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How can I prevent my sun glasses from fogging up when skiing?
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For my diver mask and mask for skiing I'm using following trick(should also work with glasses): Clean your mask\glasses as much as possible(inner part of lenses of course). For cleaning I'm using ...

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Why do I always wake up freezing?
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I see 2 reasons why this happening: The outside temperature changing all the time. At evening the temperature is higher then in the night(morning). So it's normal that you fell colder during night. ...

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As a tall female should I be looking at male or female backpacks?
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You should buy female backpack. Women have narrow shoulders. So women's backpacks are adapted to narrower shoulders. Of course you can buy any backpack but the quality of product consist of small ...

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First time snow hiking
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I'll start answering from last question: It's hard to say if it's safe to hike alone. Most people will say No. I believe that in Alps rescue will come in 10-20 min if you are able to call for a help. ...

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What are the possible risks of exercising at high altitudes?
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Exercises actively affects the viscosity of the blood. High altitude and exercises affects amount of hematocrit in the blood. This increases the load on the heart and causes blood flow disorders. I ...

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Are there any kid sized alpine touring ski boots and bindings?
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I have found solution. There is adapter for kids. It's possible to use this adapter with usual skis. Here is the link with more description: https://www.camp-usa.com/product/brands/contour-skins/...

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Should I do exercises for finger strength as an intermediate, heavy climber?
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Answering your question directly - yes it make sense to train finger and grip strength. My question is: would you like to improve climbing skill or finger and grip strength? Improving finger and grip ...

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How can I prepare my body for a relatively hard hike?
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The question here is not if you will be able to climb the mount or not. You will climb it for sure. The question is how comfortable the climbing will be? Will you be able to see a beauty of the ...

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What is the impact/risks of high altitude walking on individuals suffering from High Blood Pressure?
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High altitude walking is danger for everyone especially for people suffering from High Blood Pressure. Acclimatization to high altitude changing blood viscosity and causing blood flow disorders. So ...

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Quick and easy winter shelter for kids to build
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The answer from @Nate Wengert, far away from reality. I don't think that kid will be able to dig snow cave or build a shelter even having hatchet and shovel. It might be easy when you do it in good ...

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