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Q&A Is there any reason that a wild boars would charge the tent?

So I have camped in France, in the Vosges region, in the locality called "Le bonhomme". Where there are many wild boars. It was in a dense forest, with a freezy weather. (-5°C) My camp was just a...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Gille Q.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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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 Legality of "semi-permanent" wooden structures in state and national forests in the US

Imagine the following situation: A group of friends found a remote spot in a state or national forest that they really like. They keep returning to the place quite often, lately there are at leas...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Jan Hlavacek‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I find public water tap for cleaning/bathing in the Netherlands?

We are wandering around Netherlands (on foot, hitch hiking, bicycle). We don't sleep in camping site, we put our tent anywhere "in the bush". We are use to travel on this way in Southern Europe bu...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by MagTun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any areas in Southeast Asia where it would be safe to wild-camp with a tent in the mountains?

I am not interested in camping on a campsite among lots of other people, I want to pitch-up a tent where there is just me and nature around. Are there any areas in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by yannn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Water sources: which are safe and which should be avoided? (UK)

I have been trying to find a list of water sources that should be avoided. I have checked online and looked at several water companies, e.g. Scottish Water. I haven't found any information on which...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by SweetJhoni‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I protect myself in case of a human attack like the murders of the hikers Jespersen and Ueland in Morocco?

I read about the murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland. What safety mistakes these girls did during their camping trip? What could have been done to avoid this situation? How ca...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Pie‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should we protect ourselves from a lightning strike?

We are in the great outdoors and a massive thunderstorm will be over us soon. What steps should we take to be safe from a lightning strike? This question is not "am I safe in my tent" etc. You ar...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Effective way to carry a sleeping mattress with rucksack?

I am going for four day hike in Western Ghats. The terrain is rocky humid and It is one of the eight "hottest hotspots" of biological diversity in the world. I am trying to pack my rucksac...

6 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by eirenaios‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What Canadian national/provincial/territorial parks permit random backcountry camping, if any?

From my outdoor experience in the Nordic countries, I'm used to random backcountry camping. I've never seen a backcountry campground in my life, but I've recently moved to Canada and it seems that...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Wild camping in the Brecon Beacons

What is the legal and practical position on wild camping in England and Wales, specifically in the Brecon Beacons National Park. I think I am right in saying that technically you need to ask the la...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by bon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Driving tent pegs into rocky ground

Sometimes you can't help but set up camp in an area where the soil is very rocky / stony or firm, especially when wild camping. This can make it incredibly difficult to drive the tent pegs into the...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Camping alone in the wilderness in the USA

I want to go camping in the wilderness on my own, without anyone else around for miles. Is that even possible? I know a lot of national parks have designated areas, but surely they can't enforce th...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by GodAtum‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the laws for backcountry ("dispersed") camping in the US?

I'm planning on taking a trip across the US and was planning on doing as much dispersed camping (a.k.a.backcountry camping) as possible. I wanted to educate myself on where it is legal to go off tr...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by PV22‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Legal deep-woods campsites or forests that allow off-trail hiking and ad hoc camping in Maryland?

When I was in Boy Scouts every month we went camping places that seemed to be deep in the woods with no one else around within hiking distance. When I go to reserve a campsite as an adult they're ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Hack-R‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A The outdoors, solitude and dealing with loneliness

I have been out camping a few times, once with a group, the other times with my girlfriend. Although I enjoyed those times very much, I often wondered what would it feel like to enjoy the complete ...

9 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Victor123‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you protect yourself against crocodiles when you have no option but to camp on the banks of a croc-infested river?

I am reading Escape Routes by David Roberts. This is a collection of 20 articles ranging from a winter ascent in Iceland to the first descent of a river in Ethiopia, the Tekeze, a major tributary ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some tips to setting up a refuge if I am lost in the woods

I was recently watching something on Outdoor television about survival in the woods. The only reason I am asking, is because I am planning on an excursion out there equally as far. Someone went int...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Dennis Gondola‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a good tarp setup for very high winds above the tree line?

Assuming it's very impractical to get down to reach the tree line; and that the wind is changing direction very often - so a setup with several sides closed would be preferred - what would be a goo...

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

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Q&A What are the best camping sites in Western Massachusetts?

I'm seeking recommendations on the best places to camp in Western MA. Preferably not busy campgrounds, and with access to good hiking. Thanks!

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

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Q&A Should I run if I come across Hyena?

Question prompted by: Should I run if I see wild dogs? Since Hyenas physically resemble Wild Dogs, more or less, is the advice in that discussion applicable for encounters with Hyenas too? Are th...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How late/early should you pitch up/leave when wild camping in the UK/Europe?

When wild camping, the general advice I've heard is to pitch up late and leave early. However, what times are considered "late" and "early"? One thought is that sunrise and sunset would be sensibl...

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

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Q&A Dispersed camping allowing gathered wood fires within 5 hours of San Francisco?

This is somewhat related to this previous question, however we are specifically looking for an area that allows gathered-wood fires. Yosemite is a first choice, but other than there, where within...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Caleb Jay‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can groundwater still be consumed if after boiling the water turns brown with an oily substance floating on top?

This weekend we went "pole camping". A pole camp site (dutch link only) is a camp site offered by the departments of forestry in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is very basic. What is offered is a ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Andra‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Roof-top tents vs conventional tents?

I have noticed a slow but steady rise in the number of campers using roof-top tents like these and those, among many others. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these over conventional...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Chris Mendez‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the odds that I stand a chance against Wild Boars?

I have been trekking and camping since last 6 yrs. I have over 600 hikes and about 30 technical rock climbs under my belt. We often tend to camp up in forests, and at our sides, wild boars are pret...

7 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking in Lappland in August - what about animals?

I'm planning to hike/wildcamp in finnish Lappland in August, in Viipustunturit and maybe also in Muotkatunturit. Is there anything special that I should do about the local animals? E.g. in the con...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by robaki‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What gear for sleeping in wild camping in western Scotland in May?

I intend to go camping in Scotland (mainly the Isle of Mull, that is Western, central Scotland) next week, i.e. last week of May. I have read quite a lot about the weather and know I should prepare...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by MattiSG‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tips for camping in the territory of elephants

I have recently planned to go for a long trail that passes through a territory that is known for elephants. While speaking of camping overall, I know what basics should I be following, but are the...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why is it prohibited to sleep in a tent?

In many European countries like Germany, it's prohibited to sleep in the great outdoors with a tent. While I understand that downright camps are a problem due to littering, fire etc., I don't get ...

7 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is any subspecies of black bear more -- or less -- aggressive than another?

There are 16 subspecies of Ursus americanus, the black bear. The Wikipedia article describes their different physical characteristics and geographical distributions, but not differences in tempera...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to deal with Serbian scorpions?

I always wanted to visit Balkan region, but I'm affraid of scorpions. As far as I searched there's plenty of those terrifying creatures, but none of species I found was poisonous. So I have two que...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user46147‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do I always wake up freezing?

I like to go camping in the forest, mostly in summer, sometimes also when temperatures drop to about 0°C/32°F during the night. I have a three-season sleeping bag (T-comf: -2°C, T-lim: -8°C, T-ext...

18 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Vidar S. Ramdal‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Camping and Monkeys

Monkeys are funny, as well as dangerous sometimes. What precautions do I need to take when I am camping (under unavoidable circumstances) in a region where there are monkeys? EDIT: Referring to Mo...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can urinating around camp attract wildlife?

As far as I know, it's generally a good idea to pee a fence around your camp. Don't know if it makes any major differences but ... It is true urinating around your tent will keep some critters...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's a good place for a beginner to go backcountry camping in Oregon and California?

I am a beginner hiker who is looking to spend a few days alone in the woods while not putting myself at risk before I am familiar yet. Criteria: easily accessible by a normal car sufficiently r...

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

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Q&A How to keep away animals from my camp without setting a fire?

I'm new in Camping, and recently I have camped in France, in the Vosges region, in the locality called "Le bonhomme". Well it's not the pure wilderness but it was very unusual for me, as it was no...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Gille Q.‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the risks when encounter a wild animal when camping?

I'm new in Camping, and recently I have camped in France, in the Vosges region, in the locality called "Le bonhomme". Well it's not the pure wilderness but it was very unusual for me, as it was no...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Gille Q.‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Any dangerous animals attracted to fire?

While we are out in the wild it's good practice to keep a fire up to hold back several kinds of dangerous animals, isn't it? I wonder if there are any (for humans dangerous) creatures out there whi...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I need to worry about feral dogs or even wolves if I camp in random areas while hitchhiking in Georgia (the country)?

After almost half a year working in a hostel in Tbilisi, spring has come and it is far warmer than anywhere further west in Europe so I'm going to hitchhike around Georgia with my tent in warm area...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by hippietrail‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Setting up a shelter

I have been trekking nearly for a decade now and all those years I have never had a tent with me. It was roughly a couple of years ago, I bought my first tent. :-) I had always relied on natural ca...

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

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Q&A How many calories (aprox.) do we lose when washing in (very) cold water?

This is a common problem during wild camping or survival activity, especially during colder seasons. You are tired, you have lost a lot of calories during day, and now you want to wash, but the onl...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a realistic weight for a week long hike?

I'm looking to do some hiking and wild camping before the end of the British summer, I'm happy with the contents of my kit and the items I'm taking but I'm not sure how realistic it is to be carryi...

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

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Q&A Stuff or roll a tent for storage?

When packing a tent, is it best to stuff it in its sack or roll/fold it? I always stuff my sleeping bag so I wasn't sure if it was the same for tents.

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

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Q&A Hiking and wild sleeping in California wilderness

I want to spend a few days in California, near Nicasio, hiking and sleeping under the sky (no tent, just a tarp in case it rains). I have a lot of experiences in Europe, but I have never been in US...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Tomas‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to make a fire without burning the ground

I was wondering if there was a way to make a fire pit and start a fire in it, and have a way to protect the ground beneith it as much as possible. I don't really know how I could manage to do that...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Romain Braun‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How far away should I hang my food with dry bag?

I intend to use a dry bag as a bear-bag to store my food while camping and I was going to hang it. I had read in another post that a dry bag would not limit the bear's sense of smell as a bear bag...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Paradox‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to stow backpack and boots whilst in a hammock?

I'm contemplating using a hammock for my next trip, usually I'd keep my backpack and boots with me inside when I sleep to keep them dry. Is there room in a hammock for a backpack and boots? Or is ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Chris J‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Drinking water in Dartmoor

Is it safe to drink water from streams in Dartmoor using simple purification methods? I'm planning a trip and am looking to filter using a Millbank bag and then boil for four minutes to kill off a...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Chris J‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why are people so worried about Giardia?

Everyone I have ever been camping with seems to have an unwritten rule never to drink from streams no matter how clear they might seem, for fear of Giardia. I have also heard people telling about h...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by That One Actor‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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