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Q&A The best places in the world you've seen? [closed]

The best places you've ever been to? And how did you get there, as I want to go somewhere myself...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by Eyrello‭  ·  closed 12d ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Jig Radio, Wiesbaden?

I found the picture below in a stash of things that belonged to my father. My father served in the US army during WWII in the signal corps. He was referred to unofficially as a "radio repairman" ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A Is there a reason for the seemingly over labeling gear in the UK with "unisex" ?

From this question and it's answers it looks like a lot of gear sold online in UK is label as "unisex" when it wouldn't be in the United State. For some gear like climbing harness labeling a harn...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

Question gear uk
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Q&A What's this Spanish insect?

Seen in November in the Rincón de Ademuz, Valencian Community, Spain. I'm not sure whether the "tail" is a stinger or just wing cases, and I didn't want to find out! This was a pretty large insect...

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

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Q&A How do you become a New Forest commoner?

Exactly that... I've done some searching and it looks like a catch-22 situation: To be able to move there you need to do commoning already. But to do commoning, you need live there already. (Hmm.....

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Heimdall‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A 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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Q&A Resources for camping in Georgia (country)

Is there any resource provided by the Georgian government or by any other agencies about the camping in Georgia? I would like to know about the rules and safety aspects. Any resource on these woul...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by ALH‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Wild animals in Finland and Norway

Next summer I am planning to ride a bike from Belarus to the north of Norway through Finland. What measures should I take to be protected against wild animals (bears and wolves)?

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

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Q&A Who to contact for a bird with broken wing in Portugal, Algarve?

I saw a bird with an injured wing among the rocks on a beach in Portugal (Algarve). The bird has been on the beach since Friday evening, and her wing feathers have completely dropped off by now. I...

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

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Q&A UK Puffball Identification

My wife and I are new to foraging. We recently found a large number of what we believe to be puffballs in a field. They look like this: From the information on the Wild Food UK site it sounds...

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

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Q&A Where in the Alps is it safe to drink the water without filtering?

In some places, the Swedish Lappland for example, it's perfectly fine and even recommended to drink water directly from streams. Is it also recommended whilst hiking in the Alps, and if so is it o...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by victoriah‭  ·  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 Hiking during winter in Alps

I've been hiking the the Alps for 20years and normally I go skiing every winter. But I see more and more pictures of people hiking in the snow. Is it possible to go hiking in February in the alps?...

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

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Q&A Are Italian mountain huts accessible when unstaffed? Do I need a key?

I am considering a late October trek through the boundary area between Ticino (Switzerland) and Verbano Cusio Ossola (Italy), including the Valle Cravariola. This takes be along several bivouacs a...

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

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Q&A How likely are you to be injured by falling shot from a game shoot?

One of my regular trail running routes goes past a pheasant shoot. The route is on a public footpath and the shooting is usually from the woods nearby towards the direction of the path (ascertained...

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

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Q&A Is a hand chainsaw legal to carry in the UK

I've picked up a hand chainsaw for the woods as it's cheap and an amazing bit of kit. UK law states the legal carry for a knife is less than 3 inches and must be a non-locking folding blade. Wi...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Chris J‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A OS Map Symbols - Black Dots

Does anyone know what black dots mean on an OS Explorer map? There are a lot of them on the map of Kinder Scout in the Peak District (UK). I know the black dashed line is a footpath, I am asking ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by MJH‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Could a lamprey attack a swimmer in coastal waters around the UK?

I have seen two articles about bloodsucking lampreys in UK rivers, which warn swimmers about the risks of lamprey attacks when swimming in rivers and lakes. Our river lamprey spend their adult live...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Angela Richardson‭  ·  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 Difference between a "path" and a "footpath"?

I was chacking a map to see access rights on a particular route I know. I was checking if a path was a bridleway or footpath as I know Mountain Bikes should only use bridleways. Studying the key cl...

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

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Q&A Species permited for hunting in england

Let me know how many species (birds and others) are permited to hunt in england and wales for the year 2019.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Daniel Vigneron‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Overnight hiking in Italian Alps in late autumn?

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian/Swiss border Alps in late October. The base plan is to hire a 4WD and drive along the border slowly, stopping a lot for less-than-a-day hikes (staying...

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

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Q&A How does a European Robin differ from an American Robin?

I live in the Northeastern region of the United States, and am an avid bird-lover. I love robins for their looks, and because they're harbingers of spring in my area. I thought robins were the same...

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

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Q&A What is this red bug infesting some trees in southern Germany?

I've just recently moved to Europe (southern Germany), so this might be a common sight to someone who has been living here for longer. Yesterday I noticed dozens of these insects walking on the si...

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

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Q&A Can I camp on campsites as a 16 year old in Italy?

I just realised you can't sleep in hostels if you're under 18 years old. Is this the same for staying at a campsite in Italy? I really need help because I already planned a whole vacation around ca...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by diebolo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Online maps of ski-tour trails of Italy (Aosta Valley, Cogne)?

For Austria but not Italy there is awesome http://bergfex.com, for Italian summer hiking but not winter ski-touring, https://opentopomap.org would do the job, but what about ski-touring in Italy? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Ayrat‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Catch and eat the Fish UK

If I go fishing in the UK (West Yorkshire), am I allowed to eat the fish I catch? I was told that you’re not allowed to eat/kill the fish and must return it to the water after the catch. Any help...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by J86‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Climbing Mt. Kazbek - Hiring a Guide from the Meteo Station

I am planning to climb Mt. Kazbek, from the Georgian side, in August, but I am not really keen on the idea of booking a whole package all the way from Kazbegi. I've read elsewhere that you can hike...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by user15803‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) work overseas?

I'm starting to do some solo hiking here in Italy, and I'm going to buy a PLB soon. I was wondering if I went to Germany or Australia for example, if I activate the beacon will the beacon still get...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by mgrande465‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where/how can I catch American signal crayfish in the UK?

American signal crayfish are a delicious invasive species in the UK. I'd love to catch and eat some but I'm unsure how to go about this. Where/how can I catch American signal crayfish in the UK? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking in the Pyrenees late July/early August, what track should I do?

I'm looking for a 5-7 days hike. Or something around that, more or less, I'm flexible. The idea would be to stay away from hordes of tourists. We don't mind people, but we don't like queuing up on...

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

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Q&A Are sleeping bags needed in southern Spain in summer?

My girlfriend and I are going camping in Europe this summer and are starting off in Spain. We have this tent, and are looking into sleeping bags. We have also been keeping an eye on the weather in ...

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

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Q&A Winter camping in Western Europe sleeping bag question

I will be car camping in Western Europe (Portugal &amp; Spain) from Nov. 14-Dec. 22nd this year. I will be camping in a wide range of environments, ranging from the mountainous Asturias Province of...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Ian‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Birds singing and dancing on telephone wire

Location: UK East Midlands, suburban garden. Bird: possible marsh tits, something in that size range with a black cap. Time: late July. Two similar-looking birds were observed making high-pitched,...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Andy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it safe spending night in wild boar territory?

I live in Berlin, Germany and in the last couple of years it's been know as 'wild boar capital' since there are lots of wild boars in the surroundings. I wanted to start camping and bushcrafting an...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by dragan.stepanovic‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Latex-free first aid kit

I plan to go on a hike with someone allergic to latex. Usually I would pack small plasters and leukotape, but this is not an option in this case. How can I replace these items with latex-free equ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by nha‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the effects of introducing raccoons into Germany?

I was reading this answer about how raccoons were introduced into Germany, and after the other questions on this site about the harm caused by non-native species,(grey squirrels, house sparrows, et...

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

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Q&A One week bicycle tour around Berlin

I am planning a trip to Berlin together with my wife for a week. Initially we wanted to do Berlin-Hamburg on the bicycle, but the plane connections are awful and we decided to do a loopback from an...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Paul Irofti‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A 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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Q&A What temperature rating of sleeping bag, season of tent and R value of a pad are needed for autumn camping in Norway?

I'm currently planning a trekking trip in the north of Norway in September/early October. Because most of my current gear is way to heavy or only for hot weather I'm buying a new set of camping eq...

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

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Q&A What's the difference between the Norwegian fjord and the Scottish sea loch?

I want to know the major differences between these two systems.

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Osbert Moses‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I find nature in Sweden, like that of Abisko?

I am going to go backpacking this summer, and my goal is Sweden. Looking around, I have grown to like the landscapes of Abisko in the north of Sweden. But, because it is rather far away from where ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by seesta‭  ·  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 to tell the difference between Lesser and Great spotted Woodpeckers?

Around my work I walk in local parks for a couple of hours a day, and I've noticed we have Green Woodpeckers, and I've seen them quite a few times and can now recognise them rather easily. Recentl...

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

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Q&A Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?

Is there any resource (website, book, etc) that lists all European countries, and the state of free camping? Specifically, I want to see in which European countries I'm not fined when I place my t...

22 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by RoflcoptrException‭  ·  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 Staying safe from hunters while hiking in France

This question is specific to France, as different countries have different hunting cultures and regulations. There have been a number of highly publicized accidents in France this year (1, 2, 3). ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Shellabo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

In Germany fishermen greet each other with "Petri Heil". I asked myself if this is only a German thing or is it kind of universal (at least in developed countries like EU countries, US etc.) for fi...

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

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Q&A Why does the 528 thickness lines only appear on weather maps in the future?

I've been learning about snow forecasting in the UK. I've learned an important feature is the atmosphere thickness, specifically the 528 line: Pressure decreases with altitude, and thickness me...

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

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Q&A What are these concrete posts near the Gallow Hill water tower in Dundee, Scotland?

I've been walking my dog recently in the Templeton woods in Dundee, Scotland. When I walked past the Gallow Hill water tower I came across these concrete (?) posts. There were about 20-30 of them a...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Baz‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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