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Q&A How to keep gloves from getting sweaty?

When shoveling snow in the winter, if my gloves are warm enough to keep my hands warm, they tend to sweat and get the gloves wet from the inside out. How can I prevent this?

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A What is the fastest style of sled?

Winter is here and, like every year, I am still thrilled when the extended family rounds up all the little kids and we go sledding. This year we compared our sleds and found that some were signific...

9 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by theJollySin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question gear snow
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Q&A Looking for information about the large circles free of snow that form in the spring around the trunks of large trees?

We have often used the large snow free circles that form in the spring around the trunks of large trees as camping spots. Even in an area blanketed with deep snow, there will be such bare, dry gro...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which is more dangerous, icy roads or icy roads with snow on top?

Where I live, we are about to get a bunch of snow (5”-8”). This has brought about the question of which is more dangerous an icy road or an icy road with snow? Does the snow help traction on the ic...

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

Question winter snow safety
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Q&A Waterproof mittens for cycling and snow-fun: leather or synthetic?

I have a pair of nubuck leather mittens that are nice and warm but do not last very long when cycling in the rain in autumn/winter or when building snowmen and throwing snowballs. So now i'm looki...

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

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Q&A How real is the danger of suffocation in an Igloo?

Last weekend I spent a night in an igloo. The event was organised by professionals (it was a company retreat) and during the night there was always one of the guides awake making rounds and checkin...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by fgysin reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A First Time Skiing - Only my feet were freezing

Went on a snow trip this weekend at Fall Creeks(VIC), it was my first time in snow and first time skiing (cross-country) , the only problem I had was my feet started getting cold occasionally and f...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nigel Fds‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What overnight backpacking trails are clear of deep snow now (or likely to be in the next two weeks) in northwest Washington?

I am looking for an overnight backpacking trip to do in the next few weeks somewhere in western Washington. But I am worried about deep snow remaining on the trails. Based on last winter's snowpac...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Skylar Benson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to melt snow without fire or body heat?

I did a backpacking trip once where I was above treeline, there was no running water and I was low on fuel for my stove. While some of the snow was melting it was draining into the ground so fast t...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question snow drinking-water
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Q&A Skis versus snow shoes - when to choose which for travelling the backcountry?

When travelling the backcountry in high snow, do snow shoes or skis perform better? By "perform better" I mean how tiring and fast travel is. Is there a general answer, or does it depend on the co...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I use one or two trekking poles?

I am preparing for a Himalayan Expedition which requires trekking pole.Trekking altitude 16000 ft and melting snow. I haven't used any aluminium/carbon fiber poles yet. I usually find a wooden hik...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by eirenaios‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does eating snow help dehydration?

I have heard many people say that eating snow actually can increase dehydration since the energy required for the body to heat up and melt the snow is greater than the benefits received from the mo...

8 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the snow level going to be in the Atlassian mountains(Toubkal) in the end of April?

The question is should we prepare to snow hiking in the end of April going to Toubkal? How can we predict or make educated guess on snow level? Is there any resource we can monitor snow level in ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Rudziankoŭ‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I build a safe, effective igloo?

If I want to build an igloo to keep me warm in a snowy climate, how can I go about this? What size blocks should I cut? How big should the entrance be? How can I mitigate the risk of the igloo co...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I need to worry about snow covering up my tent?

I have a two-layer dome tent, cheap and not particularly designed for winter. Do I need to ever worry that during a heavy snow downfall during the night that tent might be covered up with snow and ...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it dangerous to go to Mountains when snow is melting?

This year beginning of May 2018 we with my friend visited Valle Grande in Italian Alps. Begging from 1500 meters there was snow, on the high of 1900m there was pretty deep snow and it was actively ...

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

Question snow hiking safety alps
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Q&A Has extended exposure to sunlight and UV in the arctic or antarctic ever caused someone's eyes to change color?

In Biology SE I have just asked Could being exposed to excess UV in the arctic lead to a human eye color change? If so, what is the mechanism? but comments there questioned weather Arctic hiker Rob...

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

Question snow sun sunglasses
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Q&A How much will the ceiling of a snow cave drop by during the night?

Every time I have slept in a snow cave, I have woken up to a ceiling that was noticeably lower than when I went to sleep. Is there a good rule of thumb for estimating how much lower it will get? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question winter-camping snow
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Q&A How much difference does wind chill make if you are inside a snow cave?

From this answer, -148 °F has been survived inside a snow cave, and this question is asking for the unadjusted temperature, which leads me to wonder how much the wind chill would matter. If you ha...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question snow shelter
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Q&A What is the most severe temperature that a proper snow cave can protect you from?

This question was prompted by my answer to Under what conditions does heating a backpacking tent artificially make objective sense?. In my answer, I mention the possibility of hiking across Antarct...

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

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Q&A What is the most effective means of melting snow with body heat for drinking?

The related question Is it safe to drink snow? tells us that in addtion to then normal considerations for any wild water source, you also need to consider how the snow may tip your metabolism into ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I expect to need snowshoes in the Serra da Estrela in April?

I have a work trip to Portugal later this month and I intend to attach a short trekking/backpacking trip in the Serra da Estrela. I have around 62 hours. Will I need snowshoes for my hike? The S...

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

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Q&A Why does red snow make a person sick?

In season 3 episode 2 of Survivorman, Les Stroud explains that red snow will make you sick. He also says that he doesn't know why it makes you sick. What's in it that makes you sick?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Don Branson‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question snow edible
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Q&A Are rolling snow pieces a sign of increased avalanche danger?

In spring conditions it often happens that the upper layer of snow warms up and small pieces of it roll down leaving traces behind them. Like in this picture I have found in the Internet: Giv...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by april rain‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question snow safety avalanche
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Q&A How do you reset your body 'thermostat' after hiking in snow?

About 10 weeks ago, I did a 16-hour snow hike in Newfoundland (off-topic: insanely gorgeous country!). The outside temperature was still very warm for November, with highs of -5ºC / 23ºF and lows ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by BladeRunner‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why doesn't it snow much at -30 &#xB0;C?

I live in Canada, and we get a decent amount of snow in the year. However, it is very well known that you never get a lot of snow when the temperature is really cold. For instance, you never get ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by anonymous2‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to use gaiters on flat/minimalist shoes?

On flat shoes, like the Merrell Proterra's, is it possible to use gaiters (for snow)?

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by MarkE‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A First time snow hiking

I will be going to a ski resort in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. It’s also very popular for winter hiking and has a lot of routes set out. Because I can’t go skiing this year I’d like to do some hiking...

9 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Summer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question snow hiking
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Q&A Escaping tree well

Last week, while exploring tree snowboarding at Big Sky, MT, I ended up in a tree well. I was up to my waist and was able to crawl out. But it felt awkward and I see how I could sink deeper. My qu...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why don't people in the UK use snowshoes?

I was recently in the mountains of Snowdonia in thick snow. It was about 2 foot (about 0.6m) in places. It was a lovely day just after Christmas so it was quite busy too (even a few snow boarders o...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question snow snowshoeing uk
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Q&A Yosemite in late March a good idea?

My wife and I have never been to Yosemite. We will have some time off in a couple of weeks (end of March) and we're considering planning a trip to Yosemite. The amount of rain and snow in recent w...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by somerandomdude‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any techniques for starting and maintaining a fire in snow?

What are the techniques for starting and maintaining a fire in a survival situation when snow is present? I would like to know if there are any known techniques for starting and maintaining a fire...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Ken Graham‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much fuel to carry for melting snow?

I'm using a multi fuel stove (MSR Dragonfly) for a 10 day ski tour, how much fuel should I allow to provide sufficient water for cooking and drinking. Meals will be mostly dehydrated just-add-water...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Simon Hodgson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question snow stoves
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Q&A Can the sheer existence of snow lead to dehydration?

When I went to Stok Kangri trek, while climbing down from the peak, on the snow-filled slopes, I felt terribly dehydrated. I was having ample amount of water throughout the climb and yet, I felt de...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question snow hydration
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Q&A Is it safe to drink snow?

If it snows, is it safe to drink the water when it melts? What sickness can I get from snow? I am in Europe and would like to know for here, but other places would be interesting too.

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by A Man With Feet‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What features should I look for in gear to support front wheels of wheelchairs for travel on snowy paths?

I'm partially handicapped, and sometimes can only walk short distances without the use of a wheelchair, especially outside. I like to take walks alone in the winter (especially to see winter bird...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a technique to snow-shoeing besides "walk on the snow"?

I've spent a lot more time cross-country skiing than I have snowshoeing, but have some snowshoeing opportunities available to me in the near future. In the few times I have gone snowshoeing, I've b...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by nhinkle‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A 1000 names for snow

The old saying goes that Innuit have a 1000 names for snow (as @venture2099 says this isn't actually true but you get my point). This kind of makes sense to describe the various states and types of...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question snow terminology
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Q&A Is wax waterproofing more effective than spray for fabric coat?

I am going skiing shortly after Christmas and I have a thick canvas (65% polyester, 35% cotton, brushed) coat that I need to waterproof. Is a wax more efficient for waterproofing than a spray for ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Swagin9‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Under what circumstances would I wish to extend the handle length of a snow saw?

A snow saw is useful for building snow shelters and for avalanche danger testing. Some models are said to be easily attached to ski/trek poles in order to increase the handle length. Under what cir...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Martin F‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question gear snow shelter safety
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Q&A Using a "tarp" over the entrance of a snow cave

Is it true that a tarp shouldn't be covering the entrance of a snow-cave while sleeping in one? What's the reasoning to that? Is using a sleeping bag in them just fine?

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by GREENESTCHEETAH‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question snow cold-weather
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Q&A Is it worth getting snow shoe chains/spikes for only a one week trip to a snowy area?

Tourist from Australia so bit clueless about these things, going to Canada and wondering if it's worth getting the snow shoe chains/springs/spikes that go over your shoe or boot ? Can't really aff...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by D-on‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question snow canada boots
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Q&A What is the most efficient strategy to melt snow using a stove?

When melting snow to obtain drinking water, what is the most efficient strategy if one needs more water than results from one pan of snow? Most efficient for me is using a minimum of fuel, not nece...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Some wandering yeti‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I prevent snow-balls building up in my dog's paws?

Our dog loves winter sports - but after a few miles on the trails in soft snow, he often develops snowballs between his paw pads - usually one big one right in the middle. Are there ways to minimi...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question snow dogs
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Q&A Best approach to camping in snow?

What is the best way for a trekking group of two to sleep in deep snow (meter or more). What equipment is to be brought? Preferably, the technique should work on shallow snow and plain frozen gro...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question snow shelter
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Q&A What is the best breathing holes strategy for a quinzee?

Since it's the season coming up for many (and snow seems to be in the game this year in eastern NA at least). What would be the best/optimal strategy with regards to breathing holes for a quinzee ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Francky_V‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question snow shelter safety
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Q&A Walking through a Thigh-high snow

I have far less experience in trekking where there is snow. I believe walking through snow and through ice are two different techniques. Is there some sort of safe technique to walk on such snow...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why should I carry a snow anchor?

I regularly see online that on expeditions snow anchors are strapped to the side of the backpacks. This is typically an item like the upper on following pic: I never saw this in the Alps by myse...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question gear winter snow safety
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Q&A Where is a good introduction to snow chain usage?

I have never used a snow chain with my vehicle, or even saw the process of someone putting a snow chain onto a vehicle. I plan to drive to western Cascades Mountain area in my small front-drive ha...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by qazwsx‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

Question gear-care snow safety
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Q&A Dozens of dead little spiders in the snow

The winter suddenly set in here and it was pretty warm before. We walked through the snow in a central European forest and I realized a lot of "black dots" (dozens of them) as a contrast to the whi...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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