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Q&A Best way to use &#x201C;space&#x201D; blanket to boost heat when bivy camping

A thin, heat-reflective sheet (aka “space” blanket) is a popular outdoors emergency item, having a number of uses. See adventure.howstuffworks.com/survival/gear/space-blanket and gotimegear.com/blo...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Martin F‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Bivouac on glacier: how to be sure not to stand on a crevasse?

When there is no snow cover on the glacier and crevasses are visible, no need to really worry about crevasses. But what about when there is a layer of snow on top of glacier, hiding crevasses, and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Jerry Magnin‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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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 Are Oxygen shortages possible in closed bivouacs?

I used to think this question was a bit ridiculous. The volume of air that we take in while breathing may be high but the lungs only consume 25% of the oxygen for any breath and the rest is returne...

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

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Q&A Legal situation for camping in the German Elbsandsteingebirge

Am I allowed to bivouac in the German Elbsandsteingebirge (Elbe Sandstone Mountains)? If no, is it considered as a peccadillo/unenforced law (Kavaliersdelikt)? In both countries ((Czech and Ge...

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

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Q&A Should one remove their boots in an emergency bivvy situation?

Is there an argument for removing your boots to prevent frostbitten toes. Lets say you are at 4000m in the winter in a snow cave with no sleeping bag and frostbite is probable, but death is unlikel...

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

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Q&A How best to arrange a rope that you intend to sleep on top of

Recently i was forced to take a long nap in a particular set of toilets at the top of a particular peak after missing the last bin down. I had no bivvy gear, but the toilets were heated and i was ...

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

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Q&A What's the best lightweight pole for a tarp?

I'm considering starting to use a bivvy bag/tarp combination for solo backpacking in the UK (read: no trees where I'll be walking!) Most people seem to use trekking pole(s) for rigging these up wh...

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

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Q&A Am I allowed to sleep in the wild in the Austrian Alps?

I don't mean to use a tent, just a mat + a sleeping bag, or possibly a bivy sack if the weather is foul.

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

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Q&A Using a synthetic sleeping bag on/under it's limit

I've got a sleeping bag, rated at 15°c comfort, 6° limit and -8° extreme. I'm planning on a backpacking trip bivvying with a tarp. Currently the nighttime temperature is about 2-4°c. Is there any w...

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

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Q&A Winter bivvying in the Alps: what is a good temperature rating for a sleeping bag

I am searching for a sleeping bag that would allow me to comfortably sleep in the snow eventually at a significant altitude (2800 meters - 9000+ feet), but also (and likely most often) at lower alt...

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

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Q&A Planned winter bivi

There is emergency equipment to survive nights, like emergency blankets and bivouac packs. As opposed to this, if you plan to stay overnight on winter trips (e.g. in the Alps) you don't just want ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Differences for bivi packs

I would like to do a winter bivouac but have no gear for it yet. Especially the choice of a bivi pack is really tough for me because I'd prefer to be able to use it also in summer as a rescue item ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Factors to be considered and prepared in case of unavoidable bivouac

There are numerous situations when mountaineers may have to bivouac. A few of them are exceptionally not advised but unavoidable at the same time. I was going through the details of the K2-Trag...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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