Jeredepp
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Commuting by canoe
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To answer my own question. I checked it with different dealers and experts, and all of them told that if I want to use it on regular basis, I should consider inflatables as toys. Also here in ...

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How do you go upriver in a canoe?
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Upstreampaddling can be very exhausting, but in genereal it's more predictable than paddling downstream. I got my knowledge purely out of experience and not out of books, i paddled down the whole ...

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What are these round, spiny, puffy, green things from the ocean in Northeast United States?
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They are Sea Urchins and they taste like mussels. People mostly eat them raw. They're actually pretty tasty. Oh yeah, you'll peel off the shell and go for the slimy flesh, a delicacy with fresh ...

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Dealing with rashes between thighs and around the groin
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You can prevent this by getting some talcum powder (baby powder) and putting it where you usually get the rash. Depending on how much you're sweating, apply it every few hours. Also wear tight and ...

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Is playing musical instruments like Harp/Harmonica, Flute unsafe during backpacking trips?
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Wind-chimes where originally designed to keep wildlife away, for example Wolves don't like sounds they don't know, that's why it will keep them away. So it's safer (to play an instrument) than not ...

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Why is it unsafe to handle metallic equipment with bare hand at higher altitude?
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The Problem with metallic equipment and cold temperatures is that your hands are moist, if you touch a very cold metallic surface (or any other smooth surface), your moisture will freeze to the ...

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Am I allowed to swim in the Austrian Alps lakes?
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It is allowed if there's no sign declaring it as Naturschutzgebiet/Naturschutzzone this is german for natural reserve if there's no such sign or you know for sure your not in such a reserve, it's safe ...

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What are some effective ways of reducing itching from a mosquito bite?
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In case you don't have anything to put on your bites, I found out the following. If you got snow around you, put a piece of metal (I prefer a spoon) in the snow or cold water, and wait for it to ...

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Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
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I can only answer for Switzerland. It's legal to "wildcamp" and most ground belongs to Farmers which can be asked anytime, and most of them will let you pitch your tent. For more information see the ...

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Where can I find public water tap for cleaning/bathing in the Netherlands?
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First of all, in the Netherlands camping in the wild is prohibited, and they really don't like it. Now you're in need for some water, first the good news, tapwater in the netherlands is filtered and ...

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Are the orienteering marches popular in Germany?
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What you mean is called "Orientierungslauf" or in short "OL" in Germany. There are some events, but it is best you get in touch with some organizers over there perhaps using this list of upcoming ...

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How to find new poles for old tent?
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If the only problem is that the replacement poles don't fit your grommets, I'd suggest you have to replace the grommets too. It doesn't look like 6.5mm poles would break; you'll have to keep in mind ...

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What's a realistic distance to expect boys aged 11-17 to sea kayak in a single day?
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I paddled from Zürich to Amsterdam with no experience in kayakhiking, the following rule was pretty accurate for me. But before i get into that rule you have to do a testrun to see how far you can go ...

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What size dry bag is best for keeping and washing clothes?
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I wouldn't keep clothes to wash in a drybag at all, it will smell worse than wearing those clothes. If you can't wash your clothes in one night, you'll probably be taking the wrong clothes with you. ...

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Advice for first Grand Canyon Hike for Eastern Hikers
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i can only agree to the answers, i was there and did a short hike (we just started like we would do here in switzerland) we're used to big and steep hikes without any trees giving shadow in the ...

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Orienteering skill organized trainings in Germany?
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There's a German organization. Their website can be found here. It's best for you to ask them for further information. You can contact one of these people.

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I can't get floating in my canoe again, now what?
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Well first of all i have to speak up, if you're lacking the skill to get back into your canoe, you shouldn't be in it in the first place and the same goes to all your potential passengers. So as you ...

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Gloves for knuckle protection that can get wet but not necessarily waterproof
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I use these regularly for Kajaking, since i nearly ripped off my flesh while getting out of my yak at a stonewall. They're not waterproof, but they're very durable in my opinion and they dry very ...

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Hemp socks and wicking properties
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I can't recommend Hempsocks, except you use them as second socks to reduce friction. They're very durable but not comfortable to wear. A good alternative to Merinowool is Bamboo, it's also very ...

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How can I boost morale on long backpacking trips?
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When hiking with small children, you can boost their morale by throwing candies in front of you and pretend to follow the trace of the easterbunny, or something like that. In my experience all of them ...

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Trekking poles on planes
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This is definitely up to the Pilot, some Pilots may accept it but others won't take you on board, except you pay/get another seat. I'd better check it in if you want to avoid uncomfortable situations

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