Pluie et température negative

Savoir randonner quand le vent, la pluie et le froid sont de la partie…
Je retranscrits ici un excellent article de Dave Chenault: 30s and raining

  • Sachez quand mettre votre vêtement de pluie -attendre qu’il pleuve vraiment bien fort- tant que l’effort produit par la marche est suffisant pour évaporer l’humidité contenue dans les vêtements, rester sans couche étanche. Des que le vêtement de pluie sera enfile, toute l’humidité qui s’infiltrera (et il y en a toujours, même avec la meilleure veste imper) ne pourra s’échapper et l’organisme devra combattre le froid.
  • Ne pas jouer au con. Cela va être une dure journée, votre organisme va en baver, n’en rajoutez pas. Vous devez savoir exactement ou tout est range dans votre sac.
  • Bougez. On ne peut rester chaud et immobile. Le volume de vêtements porte a son importance. Trop et vous allez transpirer, la sueur va refroidir et vous avec.
  • Mangez. Buvez. Vous avez besoin de calories.
  • Ayez une bonne veste de pluie. Qui ne se plaque pas sur le corps des qu’elle est trempée, laissant une petite couche d’air qui sera vital pour l’isolation. Les imper-respirants sont des produits de marketing mais ils ont quand même cet avantage sur le “K-Way”.
  • Protégez vos jambes. Trempées, elles vont se refroidir et vous avec.
  • Faites une pause. Alimentation, boisson chaude. Vous en aurez besoin.
  • Gardez la tête au chaud. Mais cela vous le savez. Et la tête froide pour en fin de journée monter un bivouac correct et a l’abri, mais cela va de soi…

Home and the woods

Do not try to mimic the home environment in the woods. Try to expand your definition of comfort to something far beyond that fuzzy place where you can sleep with your feet out of the blankets. You can get away with just enough sleeping bag. You can use a tarp in a snowstorm, or during bug season. You can sleep, well, in the wilderness without a book, ipod, earplugs, whisky, or lunesta. You can go a bit hungry with no mental or physical ill effects. Unless you are foolish, there is a massive gap between what most of us think as dangerously cold, and what actually is. That 1:100,000″ map will do just fine. Comfort in the backcountry is a self-overcoming, and thus never finished.

Bedrock & Paradox | Quit being comfortable

Wilderness Act

“We know that America cannot be made strong by leadership which reacts only to the needs or the irritations or the frustrations of the moment. True leadership must provide for the next decade and not merely the next day.”

-President Lyndon Johnson, upon signing the Wilderness Act

…America is unique in that we are a large country in a temperate (read: economically desirable) part of the world which has both not despoilt all it’s wild lands and already passed the peak of industrialization….

nine/50 | Bedrock & Paradox

Courage and risk

It wasn’t a case of ‘We caught you, you skunk’, it started with a guy who stood up and said, ‘I got a problem, I made the problem, let’s fix the problem.’ If you’re gonna kill a guy like [New York Citycorp Tower construction chief structural engineer William] LeMessurier, why should anybody ever talk?”



Télécharger une vidéo sur Pluzz sous Linux? Video DownloadHelper ne sait pas faire, la vidéo est disponible sous Silverlight 2 Live Smooth Streaming, la technologie Windows anti-Adobe, qui n’est pas vraiment (!) adaptée au monde Linux, ni aux solutions courantes, développées pour lire les vidéos Adobe Flash (détails techniques ici). Mais c’est possible en ligne de commande avec youtube-dl:

sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

youtube-dl n'arrive_pas_a_telecharger.html

tvdownloader devrait aussi pouvoir rendre le meme service mais je ne l’ai pas testé. La CLI c’est si simple!

stevewatr’s videos

Steve Watroba lives in Webster, Massachusetts, United States. He describes himself has a guy who “ran a audio video service company for over 15 years, then (…) retired from that, and went into hot tub repair.” In addition, he is “an avid antique collector, [and] also love old “junk”, tractors, motors, machines. [He builds his] own PC’s, fix own tractors, buil[d] own house, and enjoy selling on ebay…”
Steve documented everything he did to that tractor on YouTube) the repair of an old tractor (an Oliver 770 Industrial, pictured above) salvaged from several years of parking in the woods. It is long (over 135 videos) but contains good lessons in troubleshooting captured live.

This video-bonanza gives all its meaning to the concept of video-documenting. How else can keep trace (especially if, as in the first 25 videos, your tractor is in an inaccessible forest 10 miles away from your workshop) of your repairs and fails and simultaneously engage with community of fellow tinkerers? It gives a different meaning to the use of gopro.

Also credit to who build those pieces of kit in ye ole times. It is open to hacking, and was indeed heavily hacked. Steve’s tractor boast and added cabin/roll cage, an upgraded alternator, a fuel pump, and a lot of upgrades or battlefield repairs…

Steve is not into restoration, museum style. His work is to make the kit work the way he wants it. He also repaired, and documented, an Arctic cat, a Earthmaster tractor, a Yamaha Grizzly 600 ATV (1st video was viewed more than 9.900 times…), a Makita 5611R generator, a Kawasaki Prarie KVF400 ATV, a Bush hog 305, a 2003 Honda XR100R, an International Utility 300, a Yelm Earthmaster and scrapped a Brown & Sharpe milling machine. All on YouTube

Lessons learned from stewatr:

  • Document failures. Document troubleshooting. Will be useful one day. For you or someone else.
  • Low-cost repair. Steve tries to to the best with what he has at hand and not ashamed of it.
  • Repair well. Steve’s repairs can be low-cost, or training-oriented, but are made to stay.
  • Get ready to redo. It happens. If it’s not working well, you have to do it again.
  • “…Well when it comes to repairing those sediment bowl assemblies, you know you really have only a couple choices you either repair what you’ve got or you replace it. Now I could buy a new one of those sediment bowl assemblies complete for about twenty eight to thirty five dollars at a, say like a tractor supply. The problem with that is that now those are poorly made. You know “they don’t make them like they used to”. That adage certainly applies to sediment bowl assemblies. So this one has got some age to it, but I like it. There are no cracks in it and I kinda like it, this is all brass including the little lever there. I think we can do al little bit of tune-up on this one and save it and end up getting some mileage out of it…” [x]

[via Hackaday]

Stack OverSilk

Further activity attributed to Mr Ulbricht took place on Stack Overflow – a question-and-answer website for programmers – where a user named Frosty asked questions about intricate coding that later became part of the source code of Silk Road.

BBC News: Silk Road: How FBI closed in on suspect Ross Ulbricht

Even the finest programmers could use a little help from their friends on Stack Overflow now and then. The site, which invites users to ask and answer one another’s questions about specific coding problems, has become a global hub for software engineers, catering to pros and amateurs alike. Silk Road mastermind “Dread Pirate Roberts,” it seems, was no exception.

Future Tense: Silk Road’s Dread Pirate, Ross Ulbricht, asked Stack Overflow question under real name.

And of course: Did the Stack Exchange staff members assist in the apprehension of Ross Ulbricht?