Noam Gal
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How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
43 votes

If you look at the current time, and imagine yourself in the center a big analog watch, just place your shadow on the location of the hour's hand. Then imagine the location of the 12 o'clock hand, and ...

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What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
22 votes

I can offer my favorite hiking food routine, but I usually just had it for 4-5 days max, between resupplies. Quaker Oatmeal for breakfast (usually two packets with the powdered milk, add cold water ...

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How does one dry clothes in humid weather?
14 votes

If you have a synthetic sleeping bag, you can put your hiking clothes down the bag, near your feet, when you go to sleep. Your body warmth will help them get drier. Note, however, that they will not ...

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When buying a backpack, what should I pay attention to?
10 votes

Pack weight - A heavy pack is also some extra Kg on your back. Even though a good pack will put them to good use in distributing the content's weight over your back. Pack frame - Many ultra-light ...

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What's the difference between white gas, propane, kerosene, and gasoline?
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8 votes

I personally highly recommend using an alcohol stove (pepsi-can stove, or some other variant), especially when hiking solo. In my opinion, the weight benefits far exceed the disadvantages. The ...

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How do I treat hot spots and blisters when I have no moleskin?
8 votes

I would imagine you might not have compeed, if you don't have moleskin with you, but I just thought I'd mention it as a nice measure to prevent/treat blisters. I would also recommend carrying less ...

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