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Keep a plastic bag in your pack as a no-weight lifesaver. Here are 6 ways it might come in handy.
Text by Ted Alvarez. Images by Ben Fullerton.
1. Putting feet in plastic bags results in very wet feet from sweat and toenail fungus.
2. If you can't tell which way the wind is blowing you should not be in the woods.
3. If you are afraid to reach into the water to pick up your keys you should not be in the woods.
4. Putting leaf litter in a bag and putting it on your head is the ideal way to get ticks and lyme disease.
Kim: Wind direction is reported by the direction it is coming from. For example, a northerly wind blows from the north to the south.
Hmm, lets see! Tip # 1: put feet in plastic bags to keep them dry in humid and wet conditions.
Real tip#1. Plastic bags don't permit the transpiraton of moisture in both directions.
Real tip #2. Feet sweat and skin swells and splits when in prolong moisture.
Real tip #3. Feet like to sweat more when hiking than sittng still.
Real tip #4. Deduce best tip from real tip #1,2 & 3 while disregarding article‘s tip # 1 and most other #‘s for reaching too hard for a fill article. I hope nobody got paid for telling you to use a plastic bag for a whistle when everyone has been doing it since they were 5 with a blade of grass.
If left is West and right is East, according to the pic would the wind be coming from the West ? Would you call that a prevailing West wind ? If it points to the East is it a East wind ? I'm confused :(
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