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  1. 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:...
  2. 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...
  5. 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,...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ...and run for your life!

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

    by Leo L.
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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%)...
  10. 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...
  11. Thread: Stop or Go?

    by Leo L.
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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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    Maybe ist just opposite, being out in the nature,...

    Maybe ist just opposite, being out in the nature, away from any crowds, is the best way to not get infected (given you are obeying the usual precautions when meeting other people)?
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    Had been in the Sinai desert recently for 4...

    Had been in the Sinai desert recently for 4 weeks, and was travelling back home via Israel.
    All worked out fine.
    But Israel closed the borders for all Austrian tourists the next day.
    That had been...
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    When I purchased my first set of Thermarest (for...

    When I purchased my first set of Thermarest (for my wife and me) several years ago, I also got a coupling kit to tie the two pads together.
    This kit consisted of two straps that should tie the two...
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    Lightwave pack started to break

    I have a Lightwave Wildtrack 60 pack since 2016, did many trips with it and was very happy.
    Now during my most recent desert trip it started to break on several points and had to field-repair it,...
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    As Another Kevin pointed out above: Any...

    As Another Kevin pointed out above:
    Any reflecting material has to go as close to your body as possible.
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    Wear them for a day hike in slush and they will...

    Wear them for a day hike in slush and they will be soaked, no matter how waterproof they are advertised.
  21. On my MSR, I'm using a footprint, because I don't...

    On my MSR, I'm using a footprint, because I don't trust the flimsy floor material withstanding all the rough ground conditions I'm facing here.
    The footprint (I'm using a piece of Tyvec-like...
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    I have quite a history with leather boots/shoes,...

    I have quite a history with leather boots/shoes, and after having used trailrunners for many years, I'm back to leather shoes/boots and am happy with it.
    I've tried everything to nurse my leather...
  23. In the older days, Nylon was the cheap and crappy...

    In the older days, Nylon was the cheap and crappy way to build tentflys, Polyester was the highend way.
    Nylon (Polyaethylene) absorbs a certain amount of water when getting wet, by this expanding...
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    Those are leather boots and they will adjust to...

    Those are leather boots and they will adjust to your feet eventually. The question remaining, will it be you to give up, before the boots give in?
    Cobblers and good shoemakers have a device that can...
  25. Its impossible to squeeze all demands into a...

    Its impossible to squeeze all demands into a single product.

    I tried hard to find the one and only, optimal solution, but ended up buying two tents:
    One is the MSR Hubba Hubba NX, which works...
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