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    Your Deuter is a great pack, nothing wrong with...

    Your Deuter is a great pack, nothing wrong with it.
    If the size meets your needs and it fits your body, just keep it.

    There are lighter packs, but lighter most often means less durable.
  2. Nanatuk, this is a theory that would most likely...

    Nanatuk, this is a theory that would most likely cause a very high death toll untill the desired outcome (achiving a herd immunity) takes place.
    Look whats going on in Britain where they followed...
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    I had been using trailrunners and similar...

    I had been using trailrunners and similar sportshoes for everything, including hiking (except when in serious snow conditions) for many decades.
    Got setup because of the limited durability and...
  4. Very well put. For the sake of your health,...

    Very well put.
    For the sake of your health, please stay at home.
    This is the only feasible method mankind has to fight the Corona pandemy.

    We here in Austria are under quite a strict "stay at...
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    Im one of those guys who will ever try to save...

    Im one of those guys who will ever try to save and repair old stuff.
    Have an ancient (~40yrs) Salewa dome tent which had served me perfectly fine for many trips.

    Tried it out for a family camping...
  6. Had the intention to go back to my beloved Middle...

    Had the intention to go back to my beloved Middle East desert in late autumn, but the news about the possible second wave of Corona in China makes me belive that international travel will not be a...
  7. True - and exactly the reason why not to jump...

    True - and exactly the reason why not to jump into the mud full-face in unison, but take it slowly so that the health system can keep pace.
  8. Most recent scientific (here Europe) research...

    Most recent scientific (here Europe) research indicate, that aerosols and respiratory secretion is by far the most common way of infection, and indirect contact is not that dangerous.
    Given that...
  9. You are perfectly right, Traveller. And sorry...

    You are perfectly right, Traveller.
    And sorry that I didn't put my words in the right context.

    In a perfect world, having this Corona pandemy, nobody would go outdoors, no hiking, nothing.
    In...
  10. Scientists found out that even a primitive DIY...

    Scientists found out that even a primitive DIY mask or a simple bandana does quite a lot to reduce the infections.
    Infections of Corona by contact (like, grabbing the same item by hand) is very...
  11. Here in Europe we tend to enforce wearing masks...

    Here in Europe we tend to enforce wearing masks when being in public.
    Sounds like a very reasonable solution.
  12. The death toll is only one number. Behind this,...

    The death toll is only one number.
    Behind this, there typically are 10-100x more people in (intensive) care, suffering and slowly suffocating to death.
    A most recent report from France/Elsass:...
  13. Not much of a prophet needed to see that there...

    Not much of a prophet needed to see that there will be no big hiking this year.
    In countries were the athorities did't enforce a "stay at home" policy in time with all might, the death count is...
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    During the last few days of Corona lockdown, I...

    During the last few days of Corona lockdown, I cut and chopped all the firewood that had collected over the years.

    Now that the barn is full of firewood, and as I took the opportunity and time to...
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    In the Middle East desert the Bedouins gave me...

    In the Middle East desert the Bedouins gave me the nickname "Nimr", which means Tiger or Puma (Mountain Lion).
    I neither look like a Tiger, nor move or behave in any way like one.
    I belive they...
  16. Not the FFP3 mask that would filter away any...

    Not the FFP3 mask that would filter away any particel that could carry the virus into your lung (read: Protecting you), but the simple mask that would limit the plume exhaled by you when sneezing,...
  17. In every kind of hiking/walking outdoor activity,...

    In every kind of hiking/walking outdoor activity, at some point you have to pass through some chokepoints where it is unavoidable to be very close to other people.
    While passing upcoming people, one...
  18. We here in Europe are a few weeks ahead in the...

    We here in Europe are a few weeks ahead in the pandemy. We have a "stay at home" policy, with exceptions like to shop necessary things, go to doctor/hospital, or go for sports or a walk alone or with...
  19. ...and run for your life!

    ...and run for your life!
  20. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    Sorry to tell you, the Corona Virus will not be...

    Sorry to tell you, the Corona Virus will not be gone. It will be part of our life for many years.
    Only hope is, that at some time a vaccine will be available and everybody (well, at least 80-90%)...
  21. We used car gas stoves for all our motorcycle...

    We used car gas stoves for all our motorcycle trips for many years and my friend used the gas to prime the stove, which always produced a more or less huge flame at the start, and he got kicked out...
  22. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    There are many good reasons to not go. Many have...

    There are many good reasons to not go.
    Many have pointed ot already that you will have contact to peopl no matter how much you try to avoid.

    Another point is, if anything happens to you a load of...
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    There are several places in Europe that have a...

    There are several places in Europe that have a total shutdown now, Northern Italy being one, Tyrol (Austria) being another one.
    Not even allowed to show yourself outdoors without special permission....
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    Now as Europeans got locked out from US for the...

    Now as Europeans got locked out from US for the next 30 days (and who knows what will come beyond that period of time) so at least there will be this amount of hikers less out there on the famous LD...
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    I'm just contemplating this very topic myself,...

    I'm just contemplating this very topic myself, our southern neighbour Italy has a complete shutdown, Austria is closing schools and universities and stops all major gatherings, Elderly Homes closed...
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