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OK so I live in Arizona and alot of areas I hike are full of soft sand.(River bottom, washes, etc) I'm pretty sure anyone who has walked in soft sand like my pic knows it tires you out faster than anything. Does anyone know of any ways to make this easier?
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Bears

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What precautions do you take against bears? Is bear spray worth it?

I'm about to start backpacking solo and I live in black bear and cougar territory. Any tips or stories would be appreciated.
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Aggressive Dogs

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How do you deal with aggressive dogs when /out/?

In rural areas there are heaps of dogs in villages, many are stray; all are territorial.
They are really unpredictable, and many are unused to being handled.

If not stopped, they will follow you around in a pack where their behavior is more erratic and they are more aggressive.

Often this requires taking a different route or shooing them away
however they become genuinely dangerous at night, or when you are alone outside of town
Rabies is also a genuine issue here as well, so an attack doesn't need to be serious to be fatal.

The situation is further complicated by the fact that the locals just throw stones at the dogs when they misbehave or use a slingshot, but arn't pleased when YOU throw stones at their dogs.
Pepper spray is also illegal here, and combined with the attitudes of villagers could see me having to pay off some cop
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QTDDTOT

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topo maps can be kind of expensive... should i invest in a gps? what's the best bang for my buck?
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Solar Panel Chargers

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Anyone have experience with these?

What brands do you recommend?
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Does /out/ get muscle soreness from hiking?

I have done decent distance hikes in the past, +200km, with little to no problem but somehow last week I did a 10km hike with a small cumulative elevation gain, 600m, and my upper leg muscles are really sore. I don't know if it was the casual shoes I was using or improper eating but I fucked up in some way.
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Fishing & Tackle Thread

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#160-"Katy Perry" Edition

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How did you guys get used to sleeping in the woods alone?

I would be afraid of someone or something sneaking up to me in my sleep.
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Is geocashing always this gay? I found this in a wooded area of my neighbourhood while tending my guerilla garden. There's some toys in it and a notepad.
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Thinking about getting scuba certified this summer. Anyone have experience with scuba diving and or tips?
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