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Q&A Portable power generator ballpark fuel consumption

tl;dr What is a likely value for fuel consumption for a small portable 4-stroke gasoline-powered inverter power generator in, say, litre / ( kilowatt * hour )? At times I attend music festivals wh...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by eomanis‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A Where can I find resources to find user-contributed GPS tracks?

For trip planning and navigation during my outdoors trip, I would like to load a track into my GPS (or GNSS) receiver. Where can I find websites that gather user-contributed GPS tracks?

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

Question gps preparation
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Q&A Are there any general rules of thumb for route finding up a mountain without any trails?

Sometimes mountains won't have trails or recorded routes simply because they don't get enough traffic that a trail will be created. Not every mountain has recorded routes simply because people have...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to do if you cross paths with a buck?

On my last bike ride I was riding on a trail and I was going pretty fast, fast enough that I went around a corner really fast and there was a doe right in front of me. I stopped as fast as I could....

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by John‭  ·  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 Handling IT-Band Syndrome when hiking

A few weeks ago I was hit by IT-Band syndrome. I know that rest is paramount in healing it but the problem is that you do not know if it has fully healed. In a few days, I want to go on a 2 day hi...

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

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Q&A Overview of free and open huts in Norway outside the system of the official tourist association DNT

On my hiking trips, I mostly sleep in my tent, but occasionally I appreciate to have a roof. Mostly by chance, I've found on my trips a number of free and open huts in Norway that are not owned by...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much land would one family need for sustainable food production?

Help me settle an argument. How big a patch of temperate wilderness terrain would you need to produce enough food to feed a family of four (two adults, two teens) indefinitely in an off the grid o...

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

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Q&A Indicators of good Atlantic Ocean surf conditions

When researching surf conditions, what weather cycles indicate good overall conditions for a North American Atlantic Ocean-based break?

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you determine how long a hike will take?

Is there a general rule of thumb for converting miles to hours when looking at a potential hike? For example, how long does it take an average person walking at an average speed to walk a mile on t...

13 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by jrdioko‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What route does the E1 European Long Distance Path take through B&#xF8;rgefjell National Park?

Wikipedia notes that the E1 is marked from Okstindan to Børgefjell National Park, but is ambiguous about the national park itself. Indeed, Norgeskart has a route northward from the park boundary (...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A When stranded, how do I choose a place to camp on an island?

We are in a Robinson Crusoe situation where we're stranded on a tropical island (lonely or not). We've to setup our camp. How to determine the right piece of land? For example you might wanna hav...

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

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Q&A How to design a semi-permanent campsite for short trips into the woods that won't attract vandals when we're not there?

My wife and I and our adult children have inherited a few acres in the middle of a forest in the mountains of North Carolina and would like to set up a semi-permanent campsite. Ideally, this wou...

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

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Q&A How to get started with packrafts?

I love hiking and I'm starting to love longer cycling trips too. I've done combined cycling/hiking trips (cycling to the trailhead of a hike). Last summer I met someone who carried an inflatable ra...

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

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Q&A What's the best way to plan a 3D archery course?

Let's say you want to establish a 3D archery tournament. You want to create a small 3D course. You are at the stage where you want to make a concept for the trail. How do you create a map to ensu...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Finding user images based on keywords/tags and precise map location

For my holiday planning, I've been trying to perform what I thought was a simple task, but which turned out to be more complicated than I'd thought. For a given geographical location, defined eith...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by z8080‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A First time camping, need advice

Me and my wife have never done camping before and always wanted to do it. This time we are planning to go for a small camping trip but have no idea how to prepare for it. We like to hike and are be...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Gaurav Sinha‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to consider before roving?

My friend and I want to go out for roving. However, this is our first time and we wonder if there's a list what we should consider before moving out? Roving can be described in the most casual...

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

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Q&A What are the most recommended guide/maps to bring on a PCT thru-hike?

Among the amalgam of guidebooks and maps for the Pacific Crest Trail, which guidebooks and/or maps are be the best contenders to bring on the trail? Guthook 2010 review is no longer available. It ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by ppl‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there an equivalent of "The A.T. Guide" for the Pacific Crest Trail?

I'm asking on behalf of my roommates who want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. We all recently moved to San Diego from the East Coast, and they're trying to find a book as informative and detailed ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Andrew Cheong‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Within the U.S. Grand Circle area, where is the number of daytime trail permits limited?

Within the U.S. Grand Circle region (very roughly Las Vegas NV /Provo UT/Aspen CO/Santa Fe NM/Phoenix AZ), for what trails are the number of permits issued limited considering day use only? I am a...

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

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Q&A Are there ways to make the skin on my fingers last longer while climbing/bouldering?

My main problem when bouldering and sometimes while climbing is, that after some time the skin/flesh of my middle and lower phalanges start to hurt and the skin comes off so further climbing become...

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

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Q&A How can I keep my backpack safe?

I went on a hike with my wife the other day in Norcal. This place had a creek that led into a cave that you can swim in. We both left our backpacks at the cave entrance and then swam through it to ...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by daniellopez46‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I locate wilderness maps for specific countries or regions?

The Norwegian directorate for nature management publishes a map of wilderness showing how far away a particular area is from heavy technical interventions, such as roads, electricity lines, hydro l...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage

A friend of mine asked a experienced long distance hiker, how to drink during such a hike. The answer was, drink 0.1l water per hour and then you are fine. Is this correct and can anyone add some ...

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

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Q&A What are some emergency water purification methods?

If you're lost in the wilderness (and you've foolishly left behind your handy dandy water purification tablets and water filter), what are some of the best and safest ways to purify water? What do ...

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

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Q&A What options are available for hunting feral boar on Hawaii?

I posted this on travel.stackexchange.com originally, but it was recommended that I post here as well. Let me know if the question is off-topic and I'll remove it. I am visiting Kauai shortly and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Dryden Long‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Under which conditions are weather forecasts reliable?

All outdoors activities precautions include taking note of the weather forecasts for the day. However, I have seen those forecasts be terribly wrong in many places, even for a two-hours ahead pred...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by MattiSG‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I be sure that I'm ready to do the Three Peaks Challenge?

I'm going to be participating in the UK National Three Peaks Challenge at the end of next month. For those who are unaware; the Three Peaks consists of hiking the highest peak in England, Scotland ...

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

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Q&A What are some good gluten-free foods for backpacking?

I have quite unfortunately found out several months ago that I'm gluten sensitive. Nearly all my meals I've planned and eaten on the trail have included wheat, and thus gluten, in some fashion. I'm...

7 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by manoftheson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Good resources for information about hiking trails near Boston

I'm a Hiker who recently moved to Boston, MA. I'm interested in hiking within a 2 hour drive of the city, and I really would love alpine hiking (above the tree line), on trails that are 4 to 8 mile...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Snitse‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I find current information on shelters in the Swedish mountains?

This weekend, on a 3-night hiking trip, we decided to head for the Pieggaluoppal wind shelter for the final night. When we arrived (at 23:15 and after 13½ hours of hiking) we were a bit disappoint...

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

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Q&A How can I vet a hiking partner without potential hard feelings?

I'm planning a backpacking trip with a well-established partner. I would like to invite a third person along, but he has not met the second, and I do not want to extend an invitation to the third u...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Reid‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Resources for finding organised treks based on specific criteria

I'm unsure where to go this summer/autumn. Among my options would be to join an organised trek somewhere I wouldn't (currently) want to go independently (such as for experience, language, cultural...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What date does a moon phase guide represent?

I'm trying to plan a night trip around the New Moon to have my first go at Astrophotography, so I'm looking at Moongiant. I'm trying to learn what date a moon phase guide represents. For example, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Ryan‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trekking in the himalayan region

Which are the better trekking routes in the himalayan region? Also, how safe are the routes? If any of you guys have been around in the region, I would like to know your personal experiences as w...

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

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Q&A What are some bare essentials camping spots for first-timers in England?

I've always loved going camping, from the age of about 6. I've also always loved watching Bear Grylls' various TV shows from a similar age. Already you can probably see where this is going! I fini...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by David‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Planning a Trip with strangers

For those of us out there that do not have friends/family members as adventurous as us or are few in numbers for our geographic region; we are forced to head online to find partners. For example, ...

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

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Q&A How do I Plan a Hiking Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

I need some help planning a a hiking trip to CO. I have been on a couple of hiking trips and have grown up going into the mountains with my family but I have never been the one to plan a trip. I'm ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Jared Christensen‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you determine current trail conditions before going on a hike?

In addition to getting the current weather report on the day of a hike, how does one find out if the trails are currently in good shape and what kind of gear may be necessary that day (i.e. crampon...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Ryan Jarvis‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A One-day hike around Prague

I'm planning on visiting Prague and I was wondering if there are any nice one-day (two-day tops) hikes that I could do around there. It doesn't have to be in the mountains, although that would be ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Paul Irofti‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Avoiding 4WD-areas in Iceland

High on my list of places I want to visit one day in my life is Iceland, but I am worried by a warning I heard. One of two people who talked to me about Iceland experiences told me she was rather ...

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

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Q&A Backpacking Through Rain

My friends and I are setting off on a hike this Friday through Michigan's UP. I've been watching the forecast which, to be fair, is never accurate in Michigan. Nonetheless, it shows a good amount o...

9 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Ryan Welsh‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to plan a day hike

Is there kind of a checklist what to consider before going on a day hike? Like which preparation should one take, things to pack (not detailed, like "food"), useful information (weather forecast e....

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

Question hiking preparation
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Q&A How to plan a day hike

Is there kind of a checklist what to consider before going on a day hike? Like which preparation should one take, things to pack (not detailed, like "food"), useful information (weather forecast e....

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

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Q&A How do I apply for a permit for the Zona de Reserva in Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema? Can it be done online?

Within Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema, is the Zona de Reserva, for which special permits are required: The Spanish fir forest and other areas in the Reserve can only be visited at certain ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Red River Gorge Summer

I'm planning a rock climbing trip this summer and I've been considering the Red River Gorge as a possible stop. I've been there before in the late fall and it was absolutely awesome in terms of spo...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Peter Conti‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How effective are mosquito repellents for people who are mosquito magnets?

This question asks "What type of mosquito repellent is the most effective?". It's a great question. Now that we may have an idea about what is best to use, I want to know how effective are even t...

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

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Q&A How to determine the thickness of ice?

Thinking about going ice fishing this winter but I am worried about falling through thin ice. I know that ice should be at least 4 inches (10 cm) if clear and 8 inches (20 cm) if cloudy, but how c...

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

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Q&A How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?

Here's my current setup. First I put my earthpad in my pack, using it like a cylinder to provide cushion and make my pack stay upright. Then I place a plastic bag within the earthpad for waterpr...

6 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by outdoornix‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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