Amine
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How to avoid the layer of ice inside a water bottle during winter activities?
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This is what I found from the net: Flip the bottle up side down preventing the ice from forming near the top Obvious one: put the bottle inside a bag or a jacket use a heated hydration system instead ...

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How important is thermal underwear for skiing?
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In winter your worse enemy is sweating. It is really hard to deal with it once you are sweating. An appropriate thermal underwear will help evacuating sweating instead of retaining it. This been ...

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How can I tell if a natural snow-bridge is safe to cross?
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I will not recommend crossing if the bridge is only composed of frozen snow because snow does not support a lot of weight. You should check the following: The ice should be at least 15 cm thick (be ...

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Trekking Pole Length
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The trekking pole should make a 90 degree angle with your elbow. This will be your reference setting that you might want change when: Going up a hill where you will reduce the length (helps you ...

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In what conditions is a four-season tent needed?
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I am not really an expert in winter camping but I do live in the northern part of the Appalachians. You should base your decision on the following criteria: Snow: what is the amount of snow that you ...

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Dealing with very cold climate (clothing)
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a two layer winter hat to protect your ears a good winter jacket (long enough) supporting -40ºC (-40ºF) winter boots a two layer gloves a scarf For the intermediate layer: The key point is to not ...

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Should I use my cold weather boots in 40-80°F weather?
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The cold weather boot will definitely be too warm for 40-80F (4.4-26.7C). I will definitely choose warmer hiking boots rather and bring two pairs socks types in such condition : warm and normal. ...

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How to choose a safe cliff path
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I guess you should check also: The hardness of the rock: Some rock tend to be harder than other and thus endure much more stress without eroding. How much the cliff is exposed to waves? How far is ...

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Can pregnant women parasail?
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I never tried parasailing but I will not recommend any sport that might put excessive pressure on the belly of a pregnant woman. The amniotic fluid only protects against moderate pressures by ...

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Running shoes for asphalt + winter conditions?
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As stated by Graham in his comment, I would recommend using ice traction device like this one or this one. It will provide you with the missing grip in winter. You should definitely keep using your ...

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Is department store merino wool less effective than branded (i.e. SmartWool) merino wool in staying warm and wicking moisture?
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On the short run, the answer is no. You will not put yourself at more risk wearing a cheaper product. On the long run, the answer is not so clear. There must be a reason behind a cheap price: Is it ...

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What can I do to keep my hands warm while using touchscreens in the winter?
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I would probably combine a pair of glove with a pair of mitt: A pair of glove allowing me to use a touch screen equipment. Unfortunately, those are not than warm (Could be fine for some people) A ...

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How do people safely trek in polar bear country?
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Campers in polar region are encouraged to adopt the following habit (taken from here): Along the northern coast, near North Pangnirtung Fiord, the potential for polar bear encounters is higher ...

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Does camping in polar bear country require someone to keep guard during the night?
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I am going to take a shot at this one and say it will not be enough to ensure your safety. Bears are very curious animals and they are not afraid to get in contact with humans. Polar Bears have ...

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What is a self erecting tent and why should I want one?
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My first experience of camping started with pop-up tent but I ended using a regular tent why? Like the Rory Alsop, it did not answer all the needs raised for a long term camping period. However based ...

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Can the sheer existence of snow lead to dehydration?
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Cold weather is usually associated with an increase of urine production. This urine production is a consequence of a body strategy to prevent heat loss. The urine production increase might be ...

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What shoes keep me warm in the cold?
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I tried using regular shoes (hiking or running) but unfortunately those shoes are not that good in conserving your foot warm and they contain little or no insulation. I do not recommend at all, using ...

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What should I do if I break a shoelace in the wilderness?
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To always have a duck tape with you in case something break (taken from here in french) Disadvantage: it is not biodegradable

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What is a freestanding tent and why should I want one?
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The big advantage of a free-standing tent is the fact that you can move it very easily when the chosen spot is not appropriate. However, this advantage comes with a disadvantage that is the tent can ...

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Am I allowed to swim in the Austrian Alps lakes?
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This is a copy paste from wikipedia: The right to roam in Austria, particularly in forests and mountainous areas, is called Wegefreiheit. Since 1975 the right to roam in forests is guaranteed ...

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What can I use to label my medicine tubes?
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I will probably use a small paper and put this latter inside the tube so it can be visible from the outside. This solution might not be the best solution if the tube is not fully transparent or very ...

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