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Q&A How dangerous is it to walk with wet feet in cold terrain?

Let us say we have around 0 degrees celsius and I have wet feet and I am in the middle of nowhere (let us say 2 days away from any civilisation). On the one hand people say it is no problem to walk...

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

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Q&A Suffocation while cooking under an umbrella?

I was recently backpacking in Olympic National Park. I didn't have a tarp with me (was being cheap. Bought one shortly after the trip) but had a $5 umbrella. It rained a bit during one the mornings...

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

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Q&A Tent in the rain

I have an MSR Elixir 2 tent bought 5 years ago and used three nights since (a shame I know). In any case, it was used for 4 nights camping in Spain in dry conditions and was an amazing tent. A few...

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

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Q&A How should I pack for a week of backpacking in the rain?

So, next week I will be leaving on a hiking trip, which was supposed to be in the middle of summer whilst it's at its hottest, but instead it will be raining all week. Luckily there are public use ...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by David Mulder‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a full waterproof coat more important than waterproof trousers for hiking?

I've spent most of my working life outdoors (forestry mostly), but have not done much hiking, which I now intend to do. When working outdoors, my clothing consisted of a wool shirt and waxed cotton...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Pseudonym‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do upside down tree leaves mean rain

So I have heard this saying a lot and would like to know if and why this is true because the leaves are upside down now and I have always been confused by this because some have told me nay and som...

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

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Q&A Does acid rain somehow directly harm human beings?

Hiking in the rain often left me with thoughts about acid rain. I wonder if I'm able to recognize it and if yes, how strong the recognizable symptoms are. Are there any direct (forest dieback etc...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question safety health rain
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Q&A Caught in the rain without rainwear or raingear

If you are caught out in the rain without any rainwear, raingear and nowhere to hide out, how can you minimalize the damage? I've seen things like: holding a bag over the head wearing a plastic ...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by user3306356‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to keep socks from wicking rain off pants into boots

My wife and I have been very fortunate in our long distance hikes - we've never been rained on except for our last day on the way out. So, while we have rain jackets that we pack, we've never packe...

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

Question hiking clothing rain
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Q&A How to keep paper from being damaged by water in the outdoors?

Sometimes people will keep notes or things they see in the outdoors or keep a journal and paper getting wet and then wrecked is a big problem. The other obvious use is printing maps off from the...

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

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Q&A Why are backpacks mostly not made of waterproof material?

Many bicycle panniers are made of waterproof material. Backpacks are not, necessitating built-in or separate raincovers. Why don't backpacks use the material that waterproof panniers do? Unlike ...

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

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Q&A is it a good idea to cover a tent with a tarp to protect for heavy rainfall?

Last summer, I went camping with my family for the first time. We bought a second hand tent, similar to the one on the picture below. We had a great time, but after a rainstorm that went on for 24 ...

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

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Q&A Do self-inflating sleeping pads have to be kept dry during trips?

Context: I'm planning to take my self-inflating sleeping pad on a bike trip this year. The bike doesn't have any mounting points for a rack, so space is somewhat limited. Currently, my plan is to s...

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

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Q&A Does wash in waterproofing work on a non-waterproof shell?

I'm considering an ultralight (non-waterproof) shell and Nikwax wash-in waterproofing as a rain layer. I'd like it to be waterproof through several wearings (a week or more). Does this result...

2 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a PVC rain jacket also be used as a windbreaker?

I have a Columbia 100% PVC rain jacket. It has a nylon lining. Can PVC material be used as an effective windbreaker? Are there any side effects (such as making me sweat a lot more) that could ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Ryan Jarvis‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to stash firewood without it getting wet?

I am planning a party in the wilderness, where there is no firewood. I decided to carry some firewood there, to make it more fun. It's planned for a specific day in the winter (e.g. birthday party)...

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

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Q&A How to improvise heavy rain protection for a backpack?

Heavy rain can soak all of your gear. There are some things that you don't ever want to get wet, like your camera. I've learned to protect those things with string bags, which are light and I alway...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rain soaked leather jacket- how to repair?

I have a genuine full grain 1.3 mm cow hide motorcycle jacket that was caught in rain. It wasn't a downpour but I was in the rain long enough for the jacket to be pretty wet, not just the surface. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by gptt916‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a rope&bucket used to gather water from a well be kept outside, tied to this well, or does it have to be kept inside?

Is it feasible to tie the rope and bucket to the well and therefore keep it outside or do the rope and bucket have to be kept inside to protect them from harmful weather? Or does the well, bucket ...

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

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Q&A Does firewood have to be stored inside or is storing it in a lean-to sufficient?

I've asked this question on Worldbuilding.SE because of what I need the answer for and I learned that: Depending on the climate, I can store the firewood outside with no protection; Firewood shou...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by gaazkam‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the fastest way for a single person to setup a tarp umbrella/leantoo in the rain in a nothern temperate forest?

Tangentially related to Pitching a tent in the rain? I want to know what the fastest way is for one person to setup a tarp as a big umbrella over a section of camp or as a leantoo for folks to gath...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by cr0‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Open-sided tarp in rain

I saw people using a square tarp sort of like this: Will you not get flooded during rain? Specifically, I'm wondering about water flowing in on the ground from the front. Tyically, tents have ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jenia Ivanov‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you dry wet socks when camping/backpacking if it's raining and the socks cannot be hung to dry outside

How do you dry wet socks when camping/backpacking if it's raining and the socks cannot be hung to dry outside? I've been compiling a list of recommendations on this subject for a little while....

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Dowwie‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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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 8y ago by Swagin9‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I tell how much, if any, rain is in an approaching cloud?

I am always amazed when there is a rain cloud moving across the country dropping inches per hour of rain as it goes. In my imagination I try to visualize how the cloud could have carried all that w...

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

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Q&A Does rain harm a bow

Does rain (or moisture in general) harm a modern (hunting) recurvebow (including the string)? Let's talk about a "Bear Archery Grizzly" for example. A glass laminated, wooden recurve. Crown...

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

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Q&A Rappelling in the Rain

Last night I had a nightmare that I was 5 pitches off the ground and it started to pour rain. When I woke up I realized I have no idea how to deal with this. Asking around, everyone says two thing...

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

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Q&A How to stop rain from entering at the cuffs of my rain jacket?

So this is one of those things that I've grown so accustomed to that I've not really put any effort or thought into looking for a solution. I've just "dealt with it" to the point of ignoring it for...

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

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Q&A What are good indicators of hail approaching?

I live in a country where hail can strike suddenly and unexpected at any time of the year. I am trying to figure out if in COMMON weather data available to me, I could find patterns that may indica...

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

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Q&A Does moisture harm a skateboard?

Should I be concerned if my skateboard somehow got wet? Let's say I didn't know it better and rode it in rain for example.

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

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Q&A What to do with a wet dog while camping

I thought about this question a while ago and have yet to find an answer. We have a small two person tent, just enough for my wife and I, and our dog. The issue is drying said dog when it is rainin...

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

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Q&A Protection from rain - running vs. walking

Let's assume there's a reason to stay dry from rain. You've a form of a basecamp which can keep you dry. Is it better to walk or to run back through the rain? The crux (imho!): Running reduc...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A When rain jackets wear out, do they soak through?

I have a Paradox Rain Jacket from Costco that's served me well over the years. It's basically a single layer hardshell that I wear over everything in the rain and snow. I know that it says that the...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by JFA‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it normal for a double skin popup tent to leak in slight rain?

About a year ago I was given a three person dual skin popup tent. Almost new but possibly a factory second. (It's made by "Vango" and I think it could be a "reject" because one of the four guy rop...

4 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by hippietrail‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Q&A Shall I buy a Large size shell if I am wearing Medium size Down Jacket?

So that I can have some spaces to wear Down or Fleece inside the jacket? Normally Large size shell is too large for me, or I should buy the same size so as fit as possible?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Ryan‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to deal with hail outdoors without special equipment?

Today on the short geocaching trip I've barely escaped hail storm. It wasn't very long, but I was without any special equipment. Light umbrella would survive a few minutes, and my jacket would prov...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 11y ago by System‭

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Q&A Outdoor activities in San Francisco when it's misty and raining?

I'm spending the weekend in San Francisco, and after a week indoors at a conference I'm keen to do something outside. My plan had been to ride the trolley down to Fisherman's Wharf, hire a bike and...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Gagravarr‭  ·  last activity 11y ago by System‭

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