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My girlfriend made this for my birthday ! by Yagggger in camping

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think it's spelt "Algonquin" :( but still looks awesome!

Set up high in the Grand Tetons, Wyoming by zkwku in camping

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Setting your tent up in all those jagged rocks, does it not rip the bottom if you move around in the your tent?

Weekly /r/CampingandHiking noob question thread - Ask any and all 'noob' questions you may have here - January 08, 2018 by AutoModerator in CampingandHiking

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only thing I could think of is get a smaller bag or stuff puffier (but lighter) items at the top of your bag to make more snug fit.

$70 Yosemite entrance fee: Big increases proposed for parks by PinkSlimeIsPeople in CampingandHiking

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm from Canada, but I've always wanted to go to Yosemite... Why do you guys think the prices went up? I know that the park is friggen' busy all the time, so would it be an attempt to reduce the visitors?

Is bikepacking cheating? by elchon in WildernessBackpacking

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure that bikes aren't allowed on hiking trails due to the erosion the bike tires cause on the trails, so make sure you find alternative trails for biking!

How do you counteract the weight of your backpack as you hike? by Gard3nB1rd in CampingandHiking

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 7 points8 points  (0 children)

So this has to do with your center of gravity.

The heaviest items should be closest to your thoracic spine of your back (such as tent and food) so they should be around the middle of the pack. Medium weight items should be at the bottom (sleeping bag/pad) so they shouldn't be pulling you down too much. Light weight items at the top since you don't want alot of weight far away from your centre of gravity.

You should also have a slight tilt leaving forward when walking, but obviously leaning back when going down a hill. It might take your muscles being used to (it did for me).

My break down is this (from top to bottom)

Safety kit/navigation/toiletries (in hood), clothes, food, tent, propane, sleeping bag, sleeping pad.

How do I get over my fear of lymes disease for multiple days of camping? by DoctorSteve in camping

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The risk of getting Lyme diseases is actually pretty low... Not every single tick actually carries the disease (which I'm guessing you might be thinking). Long pants and shirt would reduce the risk of ticks even getting on you. If you actually find a tick on you, go to the hospital and get it removed and you'll receive medication to prevent Lyme disease from developing.

The Best Ultralight Solution to Insect Repellent (a case for DEET) by mittencamper in Ultralight

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So picaridan and permetherin are completely safe for nylon based materials and DEET will degrade them, is this correct?

What do you eat besides freeze dried food? by DAREdidnotwork in WildernessBackpacking

[–]twins_are_not_freaks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha that's some "food for thought", never thought about that before.