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So, first of all there is no alpha male! An alpha male only exists in captive wolf packs but never ever in the wild. Further reading about this topic here for example. The pack you've encountered was a family of three (more likely in January) or two generations. The average pack consists of a family of 5–11 animals (1–2 adults, 3–6 juveniles and 1–3 ...


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The answer is, you can do this, but I don't recommend it at all. Wallow talkie apps for the iPhone and android phones should be considered nothing except toys. Firstly, the range of wifi and Bluetooth is abysmal and the use of the cellular system does increase that range, but that defeats the why try in a remote location with poor or nom-existent coverage. ...


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WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? You have three main choices: A dedicated PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) A satellite messenger with added rescue facilities (DeLorme or Spot) Conventional measures such as a whistle, strobe light, mirror or flare. For any non-trivial situation, I believe the PLB is unambiguously your best option if rescue is your top priority. THE ...


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There are no foolproof ways to tell if something you picked in the woods is edible. Figure out what species it is and look it up. If you've got time to wait 8 hours for a reaction you've got time to check a couple books. When it comes to mushrooms join your local mycological society. IDing mushrooms from a picture is far from foolproof and there are ...


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Very easy, get a pair of headphones and put them on your ears, then holding only the rubber part touch the fence with that headphone jack. You should hear a click if an electric current is in the fence.


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I watched a program about this the other day. My vote for by far the worst is the Australian Gympie Gympie plant One of the world’s most venomous plants, the Gympie-Gympie stinging tree can cause months of excruciating pain.... Even protective particle masks and welding gloves could not spare her several subsequent stings – one requiring ...


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Not really. The only long-distance communication method phones have is GSM/CDMA-based, and requires a tower (at which point, just call each other). Other signals they carry are usually Bluetooth and WiFi, with an effective range of respectively 10 and maybe 30 meters.


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I love this question and thus I've researched a little bit. Just as you've wished I don't talk about the encounter with a monkey or something. I just show of the different races and their ability to adapt to humans in their territory. What I wanted to make clear: I absolutely assume that the reader doesn't provoke the animals in any way! Introduction ...


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I'm a little bit surprised about these answers. There are devices out there doing exactly what you want. I hope it's okay to name actual product names here? Me and my wife are using something called "GoTenna". It's like an antenna which is connected via bluetooth to your smartphone. It connects with other "GoTennas" in the area. A few key facts: You ...


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It is generally a good idea to carry some sort of emergency signaling equipment if you go into the wilderness. -Whistle : has limited range but is especially useful if you get separated from your party in fog or snow or if it is likely the peopel will be searching for you on foot. Internationally recognised distress signals are SOS in morse code (... --- .....


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I think you're told (i.e. we're taught) not to run from wolves (they can out-run you). If I take my dog for a walk and we see a cat, then the dog's behaviour depends on the cat: If the cat stays where it is (watching the dog) then the dog walks past it If the cat runs away then the dog will chase it I think that the wolf will use your behaviour to ...


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As other answers point out, their are issues with using your cell phone as a walkie-talkie. The answer as they point out is you, can but it really does not meet the need. Your need/desire is to communicate with cell phones when "you are too far from civilization". Depending on what country you are in and/or your desire to communicate lawfully, the solution ...


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Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle) while it grows over much of the world, It grows in abundance in the Pacific Northwest, especially in places where annual rainfall is high. Found in large patches where much of the vegetation is evergreen and resembling a mint plant. A couple of hand fulls may easily be harvested and may appear to be the best choice in the ...


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Look at the surrounding terrain and think what water would do when it rains. No place is perfectly flat for very long, so suface water will flow away from some place and gather in others. Someplace dry with little vegetation will usually have obvious channels that water made when it did rain. Whether you can see these channels directly or have to imagine ...


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See the question and answers in What order of response time can I expect if I hit the "911" button on my SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker? We've scorned such wimpy behavior (carrying a satellite personal tracker) for years, until a good friend gave us one, and insisted that we carry it. We've never had to use the emergency feature, but after each ...


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Northern Maine, there's a stretch of the Appalachian Trail nicknamed the hundred mile wilderness, I don't believe I seen a soul for at least 3 days


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This answer is based on my experience in the Mojave desert, where open running water is very rare, especially in the summer, and springs have a moderate chance of being poisonous due to chemicals in local soils. The easiest thing way to find water is to have the water come to you. Make sure people know where you are going in advance, and when to expect you ...



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