Gilad Nachmani
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How do I help people enjoy camping/hiking (like I do!)?
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I had the privilege on introducing the outdoors to quite a few people in my life, lately focusing on my wife and child; and from my experience there are a few simple things that increase the chance ...

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When is the midge season in Scotland?
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There is not really a defined time in which midges are out and about, but usually they are seen from early June until October. Midge season heavily depends on the weather and a wet and cold June will ...

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How to keep your beer cold up to 12 hours?
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If you are in a place that has streams, placing the beer in the water every time you take a break will cool them. Place in a cold/cool body of water about 30 minutes before drinking will also help. ...

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What are the Pros and Cons of Trekking Solo?
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Pros: The ultimate freedom – from where to camp to pace, breaks or even where to go, it is all up to you There is a lot more room in the tent and you can spread your things everywhere No one makes ...

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A list of suitable foods for a long hike
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For sustaining a person long term in extreme conditions such as walking daily 15-25 miles in varying conditions, the biggest problem after having enough energy to walk is the ability to properly ...

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Should I spray a 'good' raincoat with 'water proof' spray?
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To answer the question simply - no, you shouldn't spray it with anything. Waterproof fabrics (the higher end kind) are coated in the factory with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish that is ...

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Trekking Poles - Carbon Fiber vs. Aluminum
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When comparing shafts made in the same thickness with the same level of finish and quality of production, carbon will be lighter and stronger compared to aluminium. That said, it is rarely the case ...

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What is Fast Packing?
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For non FKT (Fastest Known Time) chasers fastpacking is aimed at keeping a 3-5 miles per hour pace with the goal of covering 25-40 miles per day. I found that fastpacking can be very demanding and ...

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How often to wash gore-tex?
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From my experience with WP/B garments, keeping them clean will keep them useful and functional for a long time (I have a 11 years old Gore jacket). What I do is: Clean the garment in the washing ...

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Paramo vs Gore-Tex jackets?
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Nikwax Analogy (Paramo) fabrics and Gore-Tex fabrics are very different, and in fact fall under two different categories: Nikwax is more of a softshell and Gore-Tex is a hardshell. That means Paramo ...

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How to prevent chafing in my lower regions
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I suffered from chaffing for years and tried a whole range of options. What I found that worked best is the Under Armour Original Boxer Jocks, the 9" version. They cover most of the thigh and holds ...

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Is it feasible to plot my own trekking route from Lima to Cusco?
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To give a simple question, yes, you can, but it is very complicated. About 10 years ago I've done a similar journey but I found that walking around Lima and west and south of the Andes very hard so I ...

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How do I prevent rocks or sand from getting in my boots?
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If you are hiking in warm weather and want to keep things more light and airy, trail running gaiters (such as these) are light and breathable and will protect from sand and pebbles specifically.

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