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the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope. The words themselves come from German (Abseil) and French (Rappel) but are generally accepted adopted Eng…
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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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Questions related to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and its use in the great outdoors.
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the sport of hunting game animals and birds with the help or bows and arrows. Bow hunters are further classified into two broad categories....traditional bow hunters and compound bow hu…
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Questions referencing the practice of observing birds in their natural habitat as a hobby. Use this tag for questions asking for help on the practice of bird watching.
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Any questions related to repairing broken or damaged gear or equipment.
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Questions with reference of best practises on storing items. This could be gear or food related.
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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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precipitation that falls out of the sky in a liquid form. Use this tag to tag questions related to rain.
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Questions related to maintenance, safety in regards with Canoes shall be tagged with this tag.
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close to or next to your car, common examples would be camp-sites with set pitching and parking.
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Questions including reference to domestic dogs, this may also refer to working dogs or hounds.
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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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appropriate for questions that are relevant for activities and locations unique to California.
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Questions with reference to children and possibly younger teenagers.
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Questions relating to any thing related to scuba diving. Examples include, but are not limited to; diving gear, diving physics, diving injuries, dive sites, diver training, recreational diving, techn…
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Legless, long bodied, carnivorous reptiles.
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Questions referring to beaches.
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a sling between two points used for sleeping. It is usually between two trees.
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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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A sport that involves descending a slope that is covered with snow on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet using a special boot set onto a mounted binding.
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a basic structure that provides cover in adverse conditions.
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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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should be used with questions/posts relating to aspects related to purchasing some equipment, gear, etc.
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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 process of obtaining food(s) from the countryside. This often takes the forms of collecting plants, fruits of mushrooms. Use this tag for any questions relating to obtaining wild food …
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a navigational instrument utilising a magnetized needle giving a frame of reference based on North, South, East and West, as well as their intermediate directions such as SE, NW etc. Thi…
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Questions about issues connected with outdoor activities in low temperatures.
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damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, etc. Answers given here are not intended as a replacement for professional medical advice. …
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Questions related to possible outdoors activities that can be done in a National Park, Safety precautions and Protocols to be followed when in a National Park, Legalities and Permissions related to a …