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Q&A How do you overcome a preventative fear of dangerous wildlife

I live in Colorado and love hiking alone, it's quiet and peaceful. I want to be more 'free' to hike in early morning or late evening when it's dark or backpack in remote places, but at this point ...

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

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Q&A Is the Battery Life of the Garmin InReach Mini enough for a 2 week trip?

I am going hiking for 2-3 weeks with no possibility of charging the battery again. Assuming I only turn the InReach on only once a day to send a "I'm ok"-message and then turn it off again, would t...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user5227744‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Self-diagnosis of hypothermia onset

Does anyone have experience with self-assessment of early stages of hypothermia, in the context of the other subjective experiences that may come with solo wilderness adventures? In my experience,...

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

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Q&A Hallstatt trek: Obertraun to Lodge am Krippenstein

I want to trek from Obertraun to Lodge am Krippenstein, as indicated in this google map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Dachstein+Krippenstein+-+Dachstein+Tourismus+AG/Lodge+am+Krippenstein,+Win...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Nikhil‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What should I consider when planning my first multiple-day hiking trip on hills?

I just relocated from north Germany into the south of Germany. Last weekend I went hiking for the first time and visited the top of a hill close to Heidelberg. It was spontaneous and I was fascina...

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

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Q&A What is a reasonable budget to solo-hike the Continental Divide Trail?

I am considering a thru-hike next summer of the Continental Divide Trail. What is a reasonable budget for covering the time from starting to finishing the hike? This question has an answer for th...

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

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Q&A What is the most methodical way to try to get yourself unlost? (Assume below timberline in a temperate climate)

My question is prompted by the answer of @Aaron to this question; his answer referenced Geraldine's Largay's death on the Appalachian Trail. Ms. Largay was hiking alone on the AT in Maine. She g...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I still need to hang my food if I have two large dogs?

I have two large dogs - a German Shepherd and a Presa Canario. I hike alone with my dogs in black (not grizzly) bear country. Do I still need to hang my food? Or will the three of us be able to c...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How safe is it for women to hike alone?

Should a woman legitimately fear to be assaulted or raped on popular backpacking trails in the US when hiking by herself? How common are attacks of that nature? How does it compare to residential a...

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

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Q&A What practical issues do I need to be aware of when hiking or camping on my own?

Related to this question, if I'm camping and hiking on my own, I'm obviously at more of a risk than if I were with someone, and some key tasks will definitely be harder with no-one to assist (such ...

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is listening to music on earphones while hiking solo safe enough?

Hiking/ trekking might possibly make you feel anxious especially while hiking solo. Music can soothe your mind and motivate you a lot. I would like to know the possible dangers/loss due to list...

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

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Q&A Dangers of solo hiking (in Ontario)

I have the next week off and I was thinking about exploring some parks in Ontario (e.g: Algonquin). I am prepared for the colder weather and am thinking of doing some trails. Some people I've talke...

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

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