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Durable backpack that won't rip if carried on one shoulder

I'm looking for a backpack that I can use to schlepp all my stuff around while hiking and taking buses around the country (and possibly out of it). Every backpack I've used so far has eventually r...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Good, economic watch to follow tracks?

I run quite a lot and, from time to time, I enjoy going through unknown trails. I also like running without stopping a lot, so following a track with my mobile is quite uncomfortable: you need to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by fedorqui‭

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Pocket telescope

Can anyone recommend a good monocular for hiking use? In rough order of preference I'm looking for some or all of these features: Available in Britain, either directly or to import Not made us...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Pastychomper‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Pastychomper‭

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Why are Fjällräven sleeping bags so expensive?

The Fjällräven POLAR -20 REG has the following specs: 850 EUR 1650g and 25cm x 40cm volume EN/ISO: -12°C comfort, -20°C limit, -42°C extreme 95/5 Down; 800 cuin The MARMOT - Never Summer s...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Martin Thoma‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Looking for a breathable rain shell?

I am looking for a new rain shell, Must be breathable Lightweight, will have other warm layers on underneath Fairly inexpensive <$50 Attached hood Lightweight Does anybody have recommendations?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Where can I find the data to turn topographical maps into STL files?

I am looking to 3d print some models of different places, it should be possible to take the same data that is used for making topographical maps and turn that into STL files which I can then 3d pri...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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What is the easiest/most guaranteed way of getting into Yosemite Valley during the pandemic?

Due to Covid Yosemite National Park has restricted entry permits to lower the number of visitors. Currently to get in there are several options to enter, Permits released well in advance. Permits ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Is there an app that will calculate the speed of sound at my current location and temperature?

The speed of sound changes with the weather, ammunition that is subsonic on a warm day may not be when its below freezing and that will make it a lot louder and less accurate. Bullets tends to dest...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Guidebook for Hiking activities around Geneva

Any recommendations for good hiking books describing trails, camp sites (back- and front-country), etc. along with their topology, difficulty levels for Switzerland, especially around Geneva? Somet...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by nGlacTOwnS‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Which are the best lightweight, non-solar, camping lanterns available?

What features should I look for in lightweight, non-solar, camping lanterns? What are the best brands available?

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Sam Wu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Is there an app to identify flora and fauna

You often want to identify different flora and fauna while hiking. Since I have my smartphone with me either way, I would like to have an app to do so. Which apps tackle the described use-case and...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Kerri‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Is there a M1A1 carbine replica production?

I've always wanted to have an M1A1 carbine. However, I don't want an "original" one because I think that this would be too valuable in my hands. I don't want to take one away from a real collector....

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Climbing guide for the Yorkshire Dales

Can anybody reccommend a climbing guide for the Yorkshire Dales area? I'm off for a weekend trip there in a couple of months but I'm having difficulty finding a guide for the area. Roughly the Askr...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Lush meadows December time

I am looking for a December time vacation destination in USA. A meadow type terrain. Somehow flat vast lush and green area and if possibly has wild flowers and rivers around that'd be ideal. Does a...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by doubleE‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Books to inspire you to get out in nature

What are some inspiring books by naturalists that write about nature and its trans formative qualities in such a way that you can;t just wait to get out there? I am not looking for books in extreme...

6 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Victor123‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Good books to learn survival?

Does anybody have a recommendation to a good book about how to survive in the Norwegian woods and similar?

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Friend of Kim‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Two day hike recommendations in New England area

I am interested in a recommendation for a good hike in New England (MA, NH, ME, VT, etc). We will have Saturday and Sunday and we want to do a long hike/backpacking. Preferably with elevations of 4...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by KingsInnerSoul‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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