phidauex
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What makes a good head lamp?
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Here is what I look for in a good headlamp: LED is best for most uses, but you need to decide if you want a "spot focused" LED (usually one high powered LED in the center) or "diffuse ...

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How often should I wax skis?
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Ski wax, like many subtle aspects of sports, is subject to a lot of lore. While there is strong science behind wax, the details of how it affects your daily ski trip is hard to pin down. That said, ...

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What are the most important indicators of an high-risk avalanche zone?
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9 votes

To expand a bit on the good answer already given: Slope - 25-45 degrees is a good broad suggestion, but your region of the country will have a big impact on this. Maritime snow is wetter and stickier,...

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Starting cross-country skiing off trails
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This is a fairly subjective thing, but I think you may be a good candidate for a pair of simple Telemark skis, configured in a ski touring fashion. The advantages for you: Telemark bindings fit ...

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The best solution for carrying a D-SLR when hiking
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DSLRs work quite well in cold weather, but there are a few tips to keeping things working nicely from my experience. The most important thing about cold weather and electronics is to prevent rapid ...

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How do you sharpen a hand chain saw?
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5 votes

It sharpens just like a regular chainsaw, which is well documented, with one important difference. Since it cuts in both directions, the filing must be done to account for that. http://grounds-mag....

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