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    One thing to consider: Changing the shoes...

    One thing to consider:
    Changing the shoes substantially might, while solving one problem, cause unwanted other negtive effects.
    It happened to me that I once switched to safety shoes with...
  2. Thread: Showering

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    In severe cold, I usually skip showering or...

    In severe cold, I usually skip showering or washing of any kind, except that I'm trying hard to stay clean "down there" no matter what.
    Not so much of a problem if there is snow that can be put to...
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    Thanks everybody. The trail is in a way that...

    Thanks everybody.
    The trail is in a way that there is no support or bailout by car possible for 4 days, only camel might come to carry the guy out.
    I guess that this lack of easy bailout is what...
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    He's 72yrs now and had a older history of serious...

    He's 72yrs now and had a older history of serious Alpinism, but spent several years as couch potato now.
    He says, when he's doing more than just a little hiking he might get Phlebitis in the (lower)...
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    Experience with Phlebitis?

    A friend who wants to join us on our upcoming desert hike says he's a bit reluctant because he's afraid of reoccuring Phlebitis, which he has got sometimes in the past after several strenuos hiking...
  6. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    Apprecciate your flowery descriptions, DW!

    Apprecciate your flowery descriptions, DW!
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    Regarding your sportive background and running...

    Regarding your sportive background and running experience (guessing between your lines here), as well as your age, physical fitness should be the least problem for you.

    What typically young people...
  8. Thread: Storage of Gear

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    We have a huge wardrobe in the sleeping room,...

    We have a huge wardrobe in the sleeping room, half of it for my wife, the other half for me.
    My wife's half is stuffed full of clothes and has one tiny top compartment reserved for the one down...
  9. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    What a nice little item. Took me a while to find...

    What a nice little item.
    Took me a while to find out where to plug in, though...
  10. Thread: Storage of Gear

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    @CalebJ: Wait, half the price than in the EU?...

    @CalebJ:
    Wait, half the price than in the EU?
    OK, you have to buy the lid separate, but still...

    The boxes work just fine, only downside is that the plasticmaterial is becoming quite brittle...
  11. Thread: Storage of Gear

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    I'd highly recommend boxes (totes, as you may...

    I'd highly recommend boxes (totes, as you may call them) that are transparent, so you can see from the outside what stuff is inside.
    Like the ones I'm using for older office stuff and most of my...
  12. Thread: Best hike 2019?

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    Great that you had similar experiences, and great...

    Great that you had similar experiences, and great ones at that.
    I don't want to hijack this thread, so please feel free to start a new one, or ask by PM.
  13. Thread: Best hike 2019?

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    Since many years my favorite LD hikes are in the...

    Since many years my favorite LD hikes are in the Middle East desert, esp. South Sinai, Egypt.
    For several years I was munching over the idea to bring the bigger part of my family, plus my 4 sisters...
  14. Illabelle, Any chance you could pin down the...

    Illabelle,
    Any chance you could pin down the exact location on one of the above linked maps?
  15. When googling a bit I found that the area is a ...

    When googling a bit I found that the area is a wild mix of various kinds of rock, many of it being sandstone, conclomerate, shale and clastic....
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    Vapor barrier inside the insulation layer - that...

    Vapor barrier inside the insulation layer - that makes sense!
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    Its a good idea to carry a bivy for emergency, if...

    Its a good idea to carry a bivy for emergency, if you do not have any other sheets or layers you could wrap yourself into just in case.

    Regarding Space Blankets, I had totally negaitve experience...
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    I have yet to see it myself to belive those...

    I have yet to see it myself to belive those words.
    May I Quote from the above linked geartest:
    "It's important to note that universally, all of the models we tested ended up collecting condensation...
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    I have no knowledge about this specific bivy, but...

    I have no knowledge about this specific bivy, but generally speaking, having a kind-of water-/airtight layer as an outer shell leads to condensation and will soak the insulation.
    The basic idea of a...
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    Love the idea of the vac tube blocked by netting....

    Love the idea of the vac tube blocked by netting.

    BTW, I once used the idea of sitting in an empty zipped close dome tent when I had to repair a camera in the middle of the desert.
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    This is where Probiotics can help. They are...

    This is where Probiotics can help.
    They are creating a substancial coating by "good" germs which are giving a smell that anybody could stand.
    Tried it on old stiky trairunners and it worked.
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    Great idea to overstuff some older down item! ...

    Great idea to overstuff some older down item!

    As you are mentioning a vacuum for managing down, I remember well that in the old days it was common practice to improve quilts by stuffing additional...
  23. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    I grew up in a place and time when a bath was non...

    I grew up in a place and time when a bath was non existant, same with water flush toilet or even toilet paper - not there.
    This had been a tiny farm with all the animals hosted within the same...
  24. You are perfectly right! And its one reason why...

    You are perfectly right!
    And its one reason why we Europeans look in envy over to the US.
  25. Norway sure is way more expensive than...

    Norway sure is way more expensive than Swizerland.
    But then in Scandinavia you never have to pay for the night if you have the the skill and right stuff, so all you pay for is transportation and...
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