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    Its exactly the same situation here in Europe....

    Its exactly the same situation here in Europe.
    Now that the Corona thing seems to fade out here and most restrictons got relieved, sheer masses stream out to local walks, hikes and vistas.
    Parking...
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    We don't have Giardia here in the Alps, and are...

    We don't have Giardia here in the Alps, and are lucky to be able to drink pretty much any water flowing anywhere down the mountains without ill effects.
    But then, I usually check the map for whats...
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    Sorry for my poor English. Up to our European...

    Sorry for my poor English.

    Up to our European experience, there is not much that can be done to avoid above mentioned "carnage".
    - stay at home and keep your distance
    - wearing a mask when...
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    Wish you all the best! There are signs that...

    Wish you all the best!

    There are signs that being outdoors exposed to the sun a lot seems to help to pass an infection without or with only mild symptoms.
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    We are pretty lucky here in Austria, as the...

    We are pretty lucky here in Austria, as the Corona thing seems to have passed without too heavy impact, health-wise.
    We had approx. 5 weeks of lockdown and this got released now partially.

    Our...
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    On the bright side, you could setup in any...

    On the bright side, you could setup in any depression that will become a puddle in a downpour.
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    Sounds funny to carry such a monster thing on the...

    Sounds funny to carry such a monster thing on the trail.
    Did you try out how it fits into your tent?
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    Thanks for the kind words! The spires in the...

    Thanks for the kind words!
    The spires in the background were my favorite climbing hotspots, back then when I was young.
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    Lockdown released, I did a 3-days loop through...

    Lockdown released, I did a 3-days loop through the local mountains.
    As my Lightwave Pack is still in repair, I had to use my old Lowe monster pack. Carried the snowshoes, too.
    Made up for a heavy...
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    Never heard about wild leek, but we have ramson...

    Never heard about wild leek, but we have ramson (wood garlic) of which we are living on (well, almost) since a few days.
    So nice to watch my wife forayin for dandelion, young nettles and ramson to...
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    Lockdown released yesterday, now I'm out for a...

    Lockdown released yesterday, now I'm out for a 3-day loop in the local mountains.
    Bursting spring everywhere.
    Life is good!
  12. Not a straight comment to you, but meant in...

    Not a straight comment to you, but meant in general for anybody who is doubting the lockdown and stay-in-place policy.

    Also please be aware that Corona will not simply go away. It will be part of...
  13. We are seeing this new, highly respectful and...

    We are seeing this new, highly respectful and friendly behavior here as well. Even the most notorious dog owners keep their beast on a leash nowadays, which for me is the best sign that attitude has...
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    Same here, I bought a superlight Exped bag and...

    Same here, I bought a superlight Exped bag and unfortunately it has a half-length zip.
    Just hate it for this reason.

    There is one tiny advantage tough, the zipper area has a little less...
  15. Thats one of the reasons why here in Austria it's...

    Thats one of the reasons why here in Austria it's highly recommended to stay and walk near your home only, and a total no-go to go out for adventurous trips.
    The rescue switched to airlifting...
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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.
  17. 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...
  19. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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