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Jan
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asked Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Jan
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asked How do I make a fin selection for various surfing conditions
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comment What is the preferred knot for cinching a hard item to your car rack?
Made changes, thanks.@JayBazuzi
Jan
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revised What is the preferred knot for cinching a hard item to your car rack?
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Jan
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comment How do I tie a bowline knot?
This is the proper "inside tail" bowline, beware of the improper "outside tail" which is not a strong as the inside, and more prone to slipping.
Jan
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answered Plastic or fiberglass for a kayak?
Jan
26
answered Synthetic vs Down sleeping bags?
Jan
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answered How do I tie a stopper knot?
Jan
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answered What is the preferred knot for cinching a hard item to your car rack?
Jan
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revised Is it better to camp in a disturbed area, or pick a new spot and let the first rest?
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Jan
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answered Is it better to camp in a disturbed area, or pick a new spot and let the first rest?
Jan
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comment How do I wash Gore-Tex clothing?
Nikwax Techwash is the best. Additionally don't ruin your expensive jacket by putting it in the dryer, the heating elements can actually melt the stitching and cause pre-mature failure of your jacket. I have had some foul weather gear for almost 10 years by being careful, and not using the dryer. Just air dry them. Follow up with a good hydrophobic spray-on coating to keep the water beading up well after to give the coat to your kids.
Jan
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answered Will a tent provide some protection from bears?
Jan
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answered How to deal with wet feet?
Jan
26
comment Can any waterborne pathogens survive boiling?
Note that the water must be clean to kill all bacteria, meaning that there cannot be particulates like silt, or any detritus within it. Bacteria and cryptosporidium can hide in those places, and survive the boiling process. So filter or settle your water if it is dirty, or boil for 15 minutes.
Jan
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comment How can I identify edible berries/fruit from poisonous?
@Pureferret I only know enough to be dangerous on this topic, not enough to help others be safe, which is why I never eat anything I don't bring into the wilderness. It's my recommendation that we enlist a real "wild edible" expert to improve this post. Let me know if you need some help, I'll try to track one down.
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Jan
25
comment What things should I look for when buying a compass?
Good point about global compasses @Lagerbaer. Yes is is a best practice to have a global, not just North or South hemisphere compass.
Jan
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answered What causes an avalanche and can I predict one?
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