A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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Questions related to cleaning equipment or people during or after outdoor activities.
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Questions with reference to children and possibly younger teenagers.
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Questions about animals likely to be encountered outdoors, whether from the perspective of food (hunting, preparing, eating), shelter (skinning) or for avoidance (bears, lions, other dangerous animals…
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a path marked with blazes, to facilitate walking without precise maps and show the most interesting places.
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Questions with reference of best practises on storing items. This could be gear or food related.
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Questions concerning outdoor activities that include the use of a bicycle.
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Questions about how to choose, use, maintain, repair, and otherwise deal with fishing equipment should have this tag.
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Any questions related to repairing broken or damaged gear or equipment.
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Questions on the art of constructing one's own equipment when one does not have access to an off the shelf device.
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damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, etc.
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a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. Traveling in the desert requires different techniques and e…
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appropriate for questions that are relevant for activities and locations unique to California.
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a measurement of a substance and/or atmosphere.
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Speaking of Waterproofing in scope of TGO would mean packing, wrapping the things in order to isolate them from water and other fluids.
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a style of backpacking that emphasizes carrying the lightest and simplest kit safely possible for a given trip.
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the sport of standing on a surf boards with the intention of riding the board on sea waves. Use this tag for all questions related to surfing.
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for all questions relating to the usage, acquisition, etc of tarp tents
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Questions about issues connected with outdoor activities in low temperatures.
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Questions related to outdoor ethics including considerations for outdoor activities and the impact on the environment. This tag can also be used for questions related to the 'Leave No Trace Seven Prin…
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Questions related to the Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable fabrics.
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precipitation that falls out of the sky in a liquid form. Use this tag to tag questions related to rain.
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Broadly, protection the action of protecting, or the state of being protected.
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the human process of moving fast. The difference between a run and walk can is typically speed plus one (or both) feet being off the ground at any one time. Use this tag to ask questions ab…
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Sources of information, whether on-line, books or organizations
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Egg laying, two legged, warm blooded, vertebrates with feathers. Use this tag to ask questions about our feathered friends.
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Roped up climbing with the aim of climbing as difficult as possible. Mostly done at single-pitch routes on natural rock or in climbing gyms. Different style of climbing than bouldering, alpine climbin…
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sports and leisure activities for which water is a major part, usually played on the water itself.
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specific to the winter season or camping in low temperatures, as winter may not always be cold in every geographical location.
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Legless, long bodied, carnivorous reptiles.
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Questions relating to trekking poles or other walking sticks used to assist walking, both fixed and collapsible.
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specifically about avalanche situations are supposed to be tagged with this tag.
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Questions about preventing, treating, and coping with blisters.