We have multiple drivers per car. The trucks never shut off and you only have the fuel you carry with you, so the goal is to push. It is also fatiguing and a challenge to set camp in those conditions, so those who have come before us have determined that this is the optimal balance.Why the 20 hours per stint of driving? Seems like a lot of pressure on drivers to battle through fatigue and I'd imagine the constant daylight would just add to havoc being played on your body clock
Recently I purchased and have used a lens with a very similar angle-of-view. I've never used a 'super-zoom' lens before, but was impressed with the utility. Infrequently changing lenses certainly has advantages, even in less extreme environments.snip...
When I was in Africa, I did a thorough test of a borrowed 28-300mm, while I still had my standby 17-40 and 70-200 2.8L as backup. I never took the 28-300 off, and was quite happy with the images. I never noticed the weight. At 240lbs. I don't even notice one camera over the other with regards to weight. If I was hiking with it, then a different deal. snip...
funny you should mention that. i was having lunch with the dear dr. shue last week, and he insisted you took everything off and slept with it, especially your m-14. 1959 US Army cold weather training in Alaska. I kept lookin at him funny. id only be exposed long enough to change the layer closest to the sphincter, and thats only once week if necessary. he insisted curled up in fetal with skin on skin was better than being in cloths, and it got the sweat off. i insisted that was just perception from having a few warm areas and the rest of you is freezing to death. it was easier to agree im an idiot and move on discussing healthcare.The old wives tale of sleeping in little or no clothing inside your sleeping bag has killed a lot of people. Sure, you warm up the insulation of the bag more quickly, but the total insulation is much less.
thats a yes and no.You loose a heck of a lot of heat from your head, even with hair.
You seem to be correct Zimmster. Interesting article. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130708-is-most-heat-lost-from-your-headthats a yes and no.
the issue is, people think you lose more heat from your head than other areas, and thats not true. heat transfer is directly correlated to area of exposure, albeit your head or bicep. as such those of you not bald, really do have an advantage, if its not a clean and blowing in the wind.
I really like the idea of having a "hallway" between tents. With myself and my wife in one, and our three girls in the other, I don't think my wife would feel as disconnected from them (which has prevented us from moving to 2 smaller, more manageable tents rather than one giant "party" tent. Pretty legit. Also, I think people tend to under-estimate how hard on a tend kids can be. Probably the same wear in a long weekend that most adults cause in a twice or three times as many nights - especially the zippers and mesh screening. haha!For tents, we are using two different models, most from Nemo, but a few built by an obscure manufacturer in Norway called Nanok
Nemo has really pushed into the specialty markets, even making overland specific tents. I have been close friends with Cam, Nemo's CEO for years, and we have traveled quite a bit together. I asked him which tents and sleeping bags to use, and in good faith he suggested a few competing brands, but also some new products his team had developed. Knowing my friend wouldn't let me freeze to death, we are using Cam's most recent mountaineering and antarctic offerings.
We are using three Moki 3p tents with vestibule and the connection tubes. http://www.nemoequipment.com/product/?p=Moki+3P
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Correct, I often see that comment and want to ask "under what circumstances", I was going to expand on it but didn't think it was worth it.people think you lose more heat from your head than other areas, and thats not true. heat transfer is directly correlated to area of exposure,